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Palazzo Ducale

Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123 Genoa, Italy
+39 010 817 1600
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Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan
Ranked #37 of 152 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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Minsk, Belarus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

That is the place where you should start your walking tour across sea Genoa. Turn on the left and go down through the most typical to that region streets. That region is not Italian at all and not yet a Cote d'Azur's one. That region is a very peculiar and only Genoa can present you this spirit of trade, romanticism... More

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This palazzo is not as splendid as some others, there are just 3 rooms and a chapel on the main floor. The views from the tower are good, but not as panoramic as those from the roof of the Palazzo Rosso. There are also some prison cells but you will be asked to wear a safety helmet because of some... More

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New York City, New York
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98 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Small but moving exhibit of 1943 1944 pictures taken by Robert Capa during the war. Quite a few are memorable,wish there were more.

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Naples, Florida
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308 reviews 308 reviews
83 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

There are more spectacular buildings in Genoa. Given that my wife and I were on a self guided walking tour of Genoa, we chose to walk by this location because of its average and shopworn looking exterior. I'm sure exhibits are great but we had already been to two museums today.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Although the shopworn appearance of the Palazzo Ducale might lead some to skip a visit, it's still an interesting site and the fascinating history of Andrea Doria is well in evidence at the place. The Palazzao Ducale consists of the huge old mansion and the formerly elegant gardens, fountain and sculptures. The mansion is now a museum, and the gardens... More

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Genoa, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

the building is ancient and all the time you can find exibition to visit. the salone del minor consiglio is very huge, the ceiling are wonderful

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Benoni, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Who does not enjoy the romance of princes and princesses and going into any/all of these museums takes you back in centuries to see how the other half lived..... and it was Grand, and tasteful and beautiful.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Well his photos are wonderful, some are stunning other even shocking but that's reportage I suppose. AND you can actually take photo's inside! A great exhibition in a great location. You get a free audio-guide but honestly most of it I found biased so after a bit I stopped listening. And the story of him hunting 17 years to find... More

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Genoa, Italy
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452 reviews 452 reviews
219 attraction reviews
925 helpful votes 925 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Much of your enjoyment while visiting Palazzo Ducale will depend on what is showing in their many exhibition areas. Check their website www.palazzoducale.genova.it and use google to translate to see all the current offerings which frequently offer free exhibitions and occasional free concerts in the two open courtyards. If none of the exhibitions interest you, climb the center staircase to... More

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Turin, Italy
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72 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is in my opinion one of the best exibition of pictures of Steve McCurry; there are more than 200 works on display and they cover a large pat of the artistic experience of Mr. McCurry. There are also few pictures of the Tierra! project where sustainability activities have been documented by pictures of Steve McCurry. It is definitively a... More

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