Palazzi dei Rolli

Palazzi dei Rolli, Genoa: Hours, Address, Palazzi dei Rolli Reviews: 4.5/5

Palazzi dei Rolli
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:59 AM
About
On 13 July 2006, the site"Genoa: le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli" entered UNESCO’s World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Forming an organic urban unit, the site is made up of late-Renaissance and Baroque streets and squares lined by over a hundred palaces belonging to the city’s noble families. The grandest residences, each with its own architectural style and individual character, were an official lists (Rolli), and lots were drawn to decide which palace would have the privilege of playing host to visiting state dignitaries. Often erected on sloping ground, the Palazzi dei Rolli were designed according to the sequence atrium-courtyard-grand staircase-gardens and boast richly decorated interiors. They embody a distinctive social and economic identity and mark the beginning of the era of modern urban architecture in Europe.
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Neighborhood: Castelletto
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Victoria
4 contributions
Do not come
Feb 2021
The tourist will clearly see crime ridden streets and plaza of sellers selling contraband and time with ladies. Wish we hadn't wasted time visiting and we recommend no one to come here.
Written February 24, 2021
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Susywonder
142 contributions
Genova unmissable
Oct 2019
It's one of the best example in Europe of aristocrat palaces only in one street. Not to miss, especially during the rolli days
Written October 29, 2019
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droprisdan
Campina, Romania33 contributions
important and beautifull
Aug 2019
You can find a palazzo dei rollieverywhere in Genova even on little streets.They are the most important buildings of the town.The most beautifullare in viaGaribaldi and via Baldiand are used as museumsPalazzi deiRolliare imposing buildings.Through open windowsfrescos can be seenAll those buildings make Genova interesting,many of them are important museums
Written October 10, 2019
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organante
Madrid, Spain138 contributions
A must every year
Apr 2019
This is a fantastic initiative in Genoa, a marvelous tour ususlly supported by FAI for providing the opportunity for visiting the most beautiful historical buildings.
Written October 9, 2019
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tm3265
82 contributions
History !!!
Jun 2019
one has to have a minimum knowledge of history and art when visiting these places, to understand the importance. These places are unique in the world, and unfortunately sometimes not treaten well enough
Written September 6, 2019
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tuscanpro
Florence, Italy440 contributions
3 gorgeous palaces, 1 ticket- TOTALLY worth it
Aug 2019
We loved visiting these 3 historic homes because each one offered something different. There were frescoes, paintings, gorgeous floors and textiles, ceramics, even the original violin of Paganini!!! Prepare to spend 2-3 hours (take a coffee break in between). Don't miss out on this activity.
Written September 4, 2019
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DoglawyerATX
Austin, TX129 contributions
Interesting street in a revolting city.
Jun 2019 • Couples
The palaces are interesting to see as you walk down this lovely street. But if you wander off the main street, or even just look down a side street, you see how over run with crime Genoa is. Prostitutes and drug dealers at work steps away from the only thing of value in Ganoa. This town was disgusting, and there doesn't seem to be any effort to clean it up. Wish we hadn't wasted time visiting and would recommend no one else make the same mistake.
Written June 17, 2019
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Donald Hahn
State College, PA90 contributions
Wonderful Collection of Aristocratic Urban Palazzos
Nov 2018 • Couples
Wonderful Collection of Aristocratic Urban Palazzos in the great maritime trading rival to Venice. We took a slow walking tour from the Royal Palace Museum on Via Balbi, through the PIazza della Nunziata. At the Largo della Zecca, we take a right down the Via Carioli, went through the PIazza della Meridiana, and then down the Via Garibaldi, admiring its amazing architecture, mostly from the Reniissance and the Baroque Age. We were in Genoa on Monday, when all of the palazzos were closed. The stroll was worthwhile anyway!
Written June 7, 2019
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igors0702
St. Petersburg, Russia48 contributions
the most interesting of all
Jun 2018 • Business
Nowadays, the most interesting of all the Palazzo dei Rolli are Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi on via Garibaldi. In addition to the historical architectural significance, they attract tourists with galleries with famous paintings of Dutch and Italian masters. The name is due to the fact that during the construction of the Palazzo dei Rolli quarter, palaces were included in the list according to three characteristics — the importance of the owner, the aesthetic beauty of the building and its size. According to the criteria specified in the list, the palaces were chosen for themselves by royals and ambassadors who came to visit Genoa.
Written May 29, 2019
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Bobby44881
Saint Louis, MO1,454 contributions
Interesting
May 2019 • Couples
Very nice and historic. Beautiful marble homes of historic aristocrats. Many were closed and we had to elbow our way to them thru cruise ship tours.
Written May 13, 2019
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