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Address: Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 817 1600
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Description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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One of many amazing palazzi in Genoa

There wasn't a lot to see, but what there was was first class. Unusually, the Genoese kept their prisoners in the attic and the hard hats they now make you wear are essential. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Palazzo Ducale is a remarkable building located at the Piazza Matteotti, near the Piazze de Ferrari. It originates from 1250 and used to be the home of the Doges. The Tower of Grimaldina, which served as a prison for a while, was completed in 1539. Currently the magnificent building is a centre for cultural events. Many ceremonies and activities take... More 

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naples, italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most famous genoa's attraction. Here G8 meeting in july 2001 was held, with talks among world leaders

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Genoa is the place where we have boarded different cruises. it is NOT my favourite town in Italy but il Palazzo di Ducale is one of it's highlights. there are quite a few small restaurants that look into the plaza that is next to the entrance of the Palazzo, and it is lovely for a coffee break after visiting the... More 

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South Shields
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There wasn't a lot to see, but what there was was first class. Unusually, the Genoese kept their prisoners in the attic and the hard hats they now make you wear are essential. The doorways are really low! Good views from the tower and, as always, no guide book in English.

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Settle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Grand Architectural building in the centre of the old town, looking out on to a square. We were pushed for time so didnt go inside.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We saw the expressionist collection featuring artists such as Kirchner,Heckel,Schmidt-Rottluf and Nolde. The rooms were well set and the audio guide was brilliant. If you're an enthusiast of the Die Brucke movement you must see this exhibition, it's stunning!

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This complex served as residence for Genoa's ruling family for years. Later it was the government seat for the republic for hundreds of years. Today you can find artists selling their work, cafés where you can grab a bite and beverage, and art shows. The square also serves a meeting spot for Genoans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It's an amazing exposition even if you don't know a thing about this movement that last a few years back in the beginning of the 20th Century. Audio guide is free, paintings are stunning (I happen to love Erich Heckel the most), the building is old and very pretty (like most of the italian architecture). No pictures to be taken.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

variety of exhibitions in the heart of old renovated beautiful Genova a petty to miss, especially as it is so central and close to the cathedral ask locals about the history of the great families of genova

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This you may call the living room of Genoa. You walk right into this astonishing and impressive building with a beautyful architecture. There are excebishions and cafés to enjoy. But the palace itself is a great experience. Even free of charge.

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