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“Beautiful art gallery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musei di Strada Nuova

Musei di Strada Nuova
Via Garibaldi 18, 11, 9, Genoa, Italy (Castelletto)
+39 010 2759185
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Ranked #45 of 292 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Beautiful art gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The museums along Via Garibaldi are known collectively as the 'Musei di Strada Nuova' - the individual buildings are the Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi. You have to buy your entry ticket (valid for all three) from the bookshop between Bianco and Tursi before trying to enter any of the museums.

The Palazzo Rosso is a beautiful building just to wander round. The rooms are quite rough but it has a definite atmosphere. There is an excellent collection of art, including artists from Genoa.

There's a very good cafe on the ground floor - top value, and free wi-fi!

Visited December 2012
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“Fantastic collection - deserves to be better known!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The museums along Via Garibaldi are known collectively as the 'Musei di Strada Nuova' - the individual buildings are the Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi. You have to buy your entry ticket (valid for all three) from the bookshop between Bianco and Tursi before trying to enter any of the museums. There's an excellent cafe at the Rosso.

It has an excellent collection of paintings, although Caravaggio's 'Ecce Homo' was absent (the security guard said he thought it was in London - which is where I'd just come from!). There's a couple of rooms of artists influenced by Caravaggio. The collection is huge, and there are plenty of guards anxious to ensure you take the correct route through the maze. From the top floor there's a direct connection to the Tursi.

It was a shame that the place was deserted when I visited - this gallery deserves to be better known.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting art, great interiors, and oh the view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The art collection was interesting (but I must admit, not entirely captivating to a non-art-connoisseur), the interiors on the higher floors were fantastic, but the true highlight for me was the elevator to the rooftop, where you have an amazing 360degree view of the city. Probably one of the highlights of my time in Genoa.
Entrance fee was 8E for the 3 palazzos (Rosso, Bianco & one other which we didn't get to see)

Visited December 2012
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“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

An eclectic art collection, beautifully restored rooms, and the wonderful view from the rooftop, makes this a must see! The highlight was when a guard opened a solid door and left us alone in a library where Paganini's violin and violin case was displayed. Guides direct you through the labyrinth of rooms and exhibits. Reasonable entry fee adds to the pleasure.

Visited September 2012
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“Another piece of Genoa history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Not so rich as Pallazo Rosso or Pallazo Reale, but still a palace for you to visit. Don't miss this one either. Actually, if you visit Pallazo Rosso, they are connected and you go from one to the other. Beautiful too.

Visited October 2012
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