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Address: 16124, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 0105572903
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The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy.


The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy.

On July 13, 2006, forty-two of eighty subscribers to 'Palazzi dei Rolli' or rolls' palaces were entered by the special committee UNESCO meeting in Vilnius (Lithuania) between the members. About 10 million euro was spent on their restoration in the 1990s with the use of public and private capital.

On January 20, 2007, a plaque was placed by UNESCO at the beginning of Via Garibaldi on the grounds that it inserts the description of Palazzi dei Rolli within the world heritage listing:

The largest homes, various in shape and distribution, that were chosen at random in the lists (rolli) to host visits of state. The buildings, often built on sloping land, formed of a stepped atrium - courtyard - staircase - garden and rich interior decorations, express a singular social and economic identity and commencement of modern age urban architecture in Europe.

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unique collection of palaces of Genoa Golden era, about 1600's

some of them are now a museum, some a bank or a shop, most of them are inhabited, often by the original families, check availability for visiting which occurs on a regular basis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

some of them are now a museum, some a bank or a shop, most of them are inhabited, often by the original families, check availability for visiting which occurs on a regular basis several times a year. You will never see, in any town in the world, such well conserved 5 centuries old palaces, full of contemporary art masterpieces (Rubens,... More 

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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

When visiting this ancient port city of Genoa, you must read a bit of history before arriving, as it is so rich, that this will allow you to understand how the city was organized, basically in the politic and social way. The tour is very well cured and organized, be ready to have a long day walking, experiencing a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The facades designed by Rubens and the impressive architecture characterizes a unique street that gives to Genoa a fascinating perspective in which people can walk enjoying the masterpieces of XVII century. Deserves a visit with some hours spent in the museums of Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This buildings were built in 1500-1600 by the aristocratic families of Genoa to host the most important personalities visiting the Republic of Genoa.There 23 buildings plus 6 churches, rich of ceiling decoration, famous paintings, rich architectures, some of them with original fornitures. You can find them in the center of Genoa, via Garibaldi, via Balbi and in the historical center,... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Unfortunately we visited the palazzi during 02-03.April 2016, which was a special weekend of free visit to all the palazzi, because of an anniversary - 10 years since joining UNESCO World Heritage. There were to much people, to much noise in the streets, but what we managed to see was spectacular, most of all the Gilded room in one of... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

A unique opportunity to get into dozens ancient genoese homes of the good old times. Often unimpressive from the outside, they will surprise you for the richness and taste of the interiors. As yet, these homes are available to the public only a few days a year (three week-ends in 2016 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the inclusion into... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This year there are a few weekends when you can get into most of the Palazzi for free. It just so happened the weekend we had in Genoa was one of them! What a great way to spend the day, dipping in and out of as many as possible. Beautiful architecture and great art too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The palaces were amazing, I met a local inside Palazzo Rosso and he told me that Genova is somehow underrated because is not as big a city as Rome or Milan, but it has a great amount of fine art. I couldn't agree more. I got there 2 hours before closing and I bought a ticket. The ticket is used... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Along the Corso Garibaldi pedestrian road you can admire the most beautiful elegant buildings of the city, one of those amazing buildings is the so called "Palazzo Dei Rolli", even watch it from the road you can see the beautiful porches and the classy picturesque facade. Definitely worth a visit around here just to appreciate this architectural art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The price charged for these three palaces is really very good value. Be sure you allow a whole day for them. Trying to do anything else the same day will mean skimping on all the sights inside or dropping from exhaustion. We went twice and only scratched the surface. We missed Paganini's Guarneri the first time round. It is in... More 

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