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“Nice shows and good aperitivo” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #40 of 292 things to do in Genoa
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Owner description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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“Nice shows and good aperitivo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Mente Locale, inside the Palazzo, has very nice evening aperitifs, with lots of free tastings when you order a drink. The palace is quite beautiful as well. Nothing in Genova is as spectacular as other italian cities like Venice or Rome, but this building is worth a visit if you are around

Visited June 2012
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“Van Gogh/Gauguin Finished”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Unfortunately, the exhibition, Van Gogh/Gauguin has closed but there are currently some smaller exhibitions going on at Palazzo Ducale, including important Italian photographers. We expect another wonderful art exhibition in the Fall 2012. Enjoy your time in Genova.

Visited June 2012
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“Expected more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We were not lucky to get on the Van Gogh and Gauguin exhibition as it was the last day and the line was just huge!!! But it was ok as we have already seen lots of their works in other galleries and museums, but I thought the building itself is more special and spectacular.

Visited May 2012
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“Historic elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Magnificent building many hundreds of years old. Its an art gallery, concert venue, cultural center. Worth a look.

Visited May 2012
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“worth checking out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I saw an art exhibition here. I booked online in advance which let me go to the front of a 300 strong queue - even though it was before 11 am. So I would recommend visiting major shows only if you pre-book. Every bag including handbags must be checked into the cloakroom so put your cash and cards in a wallet you can put in your pocket. The "m2 cafe" within the compound on the ground floor is excellent and has free wifi. I had a huge plate of different fish for €13 - a third of the price of Milan. The staff were not so courteous but for the price it was not an issue for me. The bookshop is very good.

Visited April 2012
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