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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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This was a fascinating palace to view and an interesting lesson in the history of Genoa. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fascinating palace to view and an interesting lesson in the history of Genoa. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three separate palaces, really impressive. Inside mainly paintings collection, with Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters. Lushly decorated rooms, nice gardens. A real must when in Genova.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be in Genova in the spring on one of the Rolli Days weekends. We enjoyed popping in several of the palazzi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place can't compare to some of the major city museum. But it has enough "stuff" to keep one busy for an hour. The roof top platform is worthy a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That place is amazing. I been couple of time though this area during my stay at Genoa. I simply love this place. Art museums, Palace and cathedrals makes this place lively especially the colors. It does not matter whether its day or night when you passed by notice its beauty. A must visit while in Genoa.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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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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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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