Musei di Nervi Wolfsoniana
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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With a special focus on decorative arts and propaganda between 1880-1945, the Wolfsonian Museum starts from the taste for the exotic, which was popular in late 19th-century Italy, to then reveal the main linguistic and expressive currents of the first half of the 20th century, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco and Rationalism. The cultural complexity of the time is shown by the extraordinary variety of pieces (paintings, sculptures, furniture, decorative artworks, everyday objects and industrial designs).
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Mike G
Bonita, CA124 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Nervi is home to several art museums, all included in the Genovapass, and all worth a visit. For me, Wolfsonia is the best, with its excellent collection of early 20th century Italian works, and its fine assembly of furniture, but the other museums, devoted to earlier Italian art, are just as splendid. The grounds among the museums are one vast park, equally delightful to walk or picnic in, so plan on spending at least an afternoon here. You can take either a bus or a train to Nervi, and the bus gives you a good tour of Genovese neighborhoods that you might not otherwise see. A great way to spend an afternoon in La Superba!
Written May 12, 2017
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Pietra D.
5 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a marvelous collection of Italian art nouveau, also known as "Liberty Style", and art deco style art and furniture. The museum consists of several small buildings set in a gorgeous park overlooking the Lugurian Sea, in a lovely southern neighbourhood of Genoa. A little difficult to get to, but well woth it for those interested in this period of artwork. Some stunning pieces!
Written December 1, 2019
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Bridget P
Cheltenham, UK11 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We really did not expect to see such a collection as we did. I have an interest in all art deco and was very interested in everything- furniture, glassware, paintings, silverware etc. I wanted to take so much of it home with me to England. I would encourage everyone to visit all three of these galleries...no distance from Genoa on the train.
Written July 4, 2019
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark651 contributions
Oct 2020
A smallish but interesting collection of fine and applied arts. I sense the artists and designers of the day aspired to optimism in the face of those turbulent times- world wars, technology, fascism. It's a mixed bag with a little bit of everything- painting, assemblage, ceramics, furniture. The Wolfsonia is a window to a lesser known aspect of art and history. If you have the Nervi museum pass, check it out- otherwise only 5 euro at present.
Written November 23, 2020
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,657 contributions
Mar 2012 • Friends
If you are strolling along the one mile Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi in Nervi you will see signs in the brick walkway pointing you to the entrances to 4 museums in the Parco Villa Grimaldi which are worth an afternoon visit. The Wolfsoniana, is one of them and it has connections with Florida, as it’s founder Micky Wolfson lives between Miami and Genova and has museums in both countries. He is a famous collector and philanthropist who has put together an eclectic collection from the 19th and 20th century of decorative arts. The museum which is nicely designed to show off ceramics, war posters, decorative objects, art deco furniture, paintings, sculpture and toys is a delight to tour. I really enjoyed see The Children's Room by Antonio Rubino who was a painter and poet. He disigned the room in the museum in 1921 and it's a wonderful Art Deco example which will take you right back to your childhood; my only regret is that I couldn't play with any of the toys!

The museum is not overwhelming in size and makes a perfect visit combined with the beauty of strolling along the seaside passeggiata. You might spend about an hour in the museum which has a small collection of books for sale and clean bathrooms! Bus #15 brings you to Nervi or take the train and get off at the station for Nervi, go under the bridge, turn left and watch for the signs in the walkway bricks for the Wolfsoniana. Enjoy your visit!
Written March 30, 2012
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amy J
New York City, NY78 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
As a design enthusiast, I found this little museum, which is quite easily accessible from downtown Genoa, to be of great interest. It introduced me to a number of artists, ceramicists and furniture designers that I was previously unfamiliar with (or whose work I had only seen in books). The museum is small, so buy the ticket that includes all the Nervi museums, you can do it all in half a day. Plus, they are all situated on a beautiful botanical park by the ocean. And the little restaurant directly across from the Wolfsoniana is quite the find-barely visible from the street, but a delicious lunch!
Written September 28, 2018
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Chris A
Manchester, UK175 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
To get to the museum from Genoa, get the train to Nervi (using 1.60 Genoa transport ticket which allows use of trains as well as buses and the metro). Turn immediately left from the station, through the the passage under the rail tracks and left again on to the seafront walkway - then follow the signs. We got a combined ticket for this and the modern art gallery (8 euros). The collection is over 2 floors and the highlights were the art nouveau and modernist designs on furnishings and domestic artefacts. We would have liked to have seen more propaganda material, however. Worth it for art and design enthusiasts, for definite.
Written August 1, 2018
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,275 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
The exhibition is not large, but inteligently prepared, with quality pieces. You can see how the times were reflected in interior design. We enjoyed The exotism, magic realism and children room.
Written October 4, 2017
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LinershWood
Guildford, UK97 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
It takes a bit of finding (clearly the fault of the municipality signage) but it's well worth looking for. The staff really are super helpful and the albeit small museum is stuffed with art deco furniture, domestic appliances and general objets d'art.
Being pretty much geriatric ourselves it was fascinating to find articles in a museum that we both recognised if not from our own parent's houses then those of friends.
There was also an excellent exhibition of works by Oscar Saccorotti. I'd not come across his work before but his artistic world whilst being wide does have a decided bent towards birds in a fascinating range of styles and media.
We bought a joint ticket that included the modern art gallery next door which is a very worthwhile visit.
Written July 2, 2017
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Margaret G
Chicago, IL591 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
But don't bother if furniture design isn't your thing. We have been to the Wolfsonian in Miami, FL, so we knew what to expect. This small jewel of a museum was a lovely cool respite from a hot day. It's just big enough to cover in 45-60 minutes and it includes some very cool objects! And then back out to picnic in the gardens!
Written June 29, 2017
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