Musei di Strada Nuova
Musei di Strada Nuova
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Palazzo Tursi Since 2004, the Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi – the three historical, municipally-owned stately homes in the 16th-century Strada Nuova – constitute a continuous exhibition devoted to ancient art: the Museums of Strada Nuova. The Palazzo Rosso, historical residence of the Brignole Sale family, and the Palazzo Bianco, a prestigious art gallery, have been open to the public since the end of the 19th century; the Palazzo Tursi, the seat of the Municipality, hosts a museum as well as cultural and official events. Joint in a continuous exhibition path, the three buildings retain their own specific historical features and collections, transforming the Strada Nuova into a real ‘museum-street’: a masterpiece of the Genoese architectural and residential tradition, with a cultural establishment unique in size, features, quality and prestige. The Museums of Strada Nuova also provide cafeteria services and bookshops.
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The museum is housed in three 16th century palaces. The White Palace is noted for its artwork containing the works of many great masters such as Caravaggio, Van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens. There are numerous paintings of a religious nature as that was the subject that the families commissioned. We only saw a small portion of the collection.

Palazzo Tursi contains historic artifacts representing the history of the area. There is an extensive collection of coins from roman times to the present covering all economic time periods. One room contains exquisite ceramic spice jars with original content names. Another room has standard weights and measures. A room devoted to Paganini includes a 1748 Canone violin and other instruments that he owned.

The museums have displays on multiple levels and the elevators are not open to the public. You must negotiate ~100 steps up and down.
Written December 29, 2022
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,681 contributions
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Palazzo Rosso is one of three Palaces converted to a museum on Via Garibaldi, the UNESCO World Heritage Street. The museum mixes paintings with sculpture, furniture and tapestry in some beautifully restored frescoed rooms. The museum is open Tues-Friday 9A-7P and Sat/Sun from 10A-7P (closed on Monday) and costs 8EU. Some of the painters represented are Albert Durer, Gerard David, Titian, Veronese, Reni, Bernando Strozzi and several painting by Anton VanDyck. For those who know the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, I found it rather ironic that a painting by her father Orazio is next to one by Agostino Tassi! The third floor is the former residence of Caterina Marcenavo, the director of the Civic Museum. There is written information available in English/Italian as you walk into the room, regarding the works of art and history of the residence. The museum it’s self is a work in progress, despite being restored in 2005; you may find some rooms closed and paintings moved. The majority of paints/sculpture have only the very basic explanations, so it’s very helpful to rent an audio guide (English, French, and Italian) which is good for the three museums on Via Garibaldi. Tickets and the audio guide (4 EU) are purchased in the gift/book store across from the entrance of Palazzo Rosso. Prior to visiting the museums, check out the excellent website for all the museums in Genova; www.museopalazzorosso.it will bring you to the general information. There are detailed explanations of several of the pieces of art as well as special exhibitions, events etc., and by using Google Translate, this site is extremely helpful. The majority of the museum is serviced by a tiny elevator; ask the guides if you need to use it, otherwise there is a spiral staircase in the middle that takes you to the upper floors. The museum is frequently very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, so dress accordingly! This museum has some wonderful pieces of art, so try to forgive it for its disjointed layout and sometimes frustrating lack of signage. Overall, I believe it is one of the highlights in Genova and shouldn’t be missed, especially if you are an art lover.
Written September 15, 2010
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niki101
London, UK767 contributions
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Sep 2016 • Solo
These three museums – Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi – are truly beautiful and the combine ticket of 9 Euros to entry all three venues is very reasonable price. Build as private homes for the gentry of Genoa they are now used as public art galleries.

I am fan of Caravaggio and as such I visited the museums to see his work “Ecce Homo” in Palazzio Bianco. There are also excellent works by Bernardo Strozzi, Filippino Lippi, Albrecht Durer, Van Dyck and other famous artists.

In Palazzio Tursi you will find a small but interesting collection of artefacts and personal belongings to the violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini – such as two of his violins as well as his watch and case. (Paganini was genius and it’s a shame there is no much to see of his legacy in his native city Genoa – his house is closed and also, there is no even concerts dedicated to his music (you will have permanent concerts or festivals dedicated to Mozart in Salzburg and to Puccini in Lucca). I was looking for a concert in churches or concert halls but there was nothing).

There is less art to see in Palazzio Tursi but there are varied collections of tapestry with stories of Alexander the Great, coins and some lovely ceramics. Before leaving the palazzio, just when you think there is no more to see, you run across little surprise – the stunning sculpture “Repentant Magdalene” by Antonio Canova.

The three museums are connected with nice little gardens where I took a little break from the art. As a previous reviewer already mentioned, the staff direct you where to go and that can be a bit annoying – you feel like being watched all the time.
Written October 5, 2016
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark653 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I'm not one to rate the baroque palace aspect, but artwise, It's like looking at a pile of leftovers. There are many works by many 'big name' artists, but the more famous the artist, the worse the art. You can laugh at it if that's your thing. Don't get me wrong- there were some absolute delights here amongst the chaff. Part of my disappointment stems from the Rossi building being closed, and the fact that The Genova Museum Pass was discontinued Oct 2020. I'd add another star to my review if I could use a discount pass or if the admission were cheaper.

To me, the most interesting part of this complex was the ceiling of the Paganini room, a masterpiece of fresco and trompe-l'oeil. Yet there was no info at all about it.

Finding your way around is quite tricky. Usptairs, downstairs, outdoors then back in, then out again to another unmarked wing. At least there is a fair bit to see if you find it all.

If I'm ever in Genova again I may give these musei another chance, but only if the entire complex is open, and definitely not without a discount.
Written November 23, 2020
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Dohfar
Dover, UK434 contributions
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Dec 2012 • Solo
The museums along Via Garibaldi are known collectively as the 'Musei di Strada Nuova' - the individual buildings are the Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi. You have to buy your entry ticket (valid for all three) from the bookshop between Bianco and Tursi before trying to enter any of the museums. There's an excellent cafe at the Rosso.

The Palazzo Tursi was the least interesting of the three for me. It has a varied collection of later art works, ceramics, coins, tapestry and even violins.
Written December 15, 2012
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,681 contributions
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Jun 2012 • Solo
It distresses me that the Galleria di Palazzo Blanco (Gallery of the White Palace) is rated so low on TA, as it’s really one of the most important museums and finest palaces in the city with excellent art! See my extensive review below for the notable collection of art, assembled by the Duchess of Galliera who donated both her art collection to the city as well as Palazzo Bianco in 1884.

I would like to update TA readers that the museum normally houses Caravaggio’s Ecce Homo, but it is currently on loan to France and then on to LA. In my experience, it’s not often that a museum will inform visitors that an important painting is on loan. I commend the curator of Palazzo Blanco for clearly putting in writing and posting a picture that this piece is on loan. According to the receptionist selling tickets, it’s due back sometime in early Spring 2013. The museum has a wealth of other important paintings, and while Caravaggio will be missed, do stop by Palazzo Blanco and enjoy this wonderful museum and Palace!
Written June 22, 2012
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Solo
Palazzo Tursi is the head office of the City Council for Genova and a favorite place for the Genovese to be married. It dates back to the 16th century, and belonged to the famous Doria family, and then it was bought by the Savoy until 1848 when it became the City Hall. There are 42 Palazzi dei Rolli in Genova, (splendid private residences that were made available for visiting royalty and dignitaries) which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Palazzo Tursi and most of the buildings on Via Garibaldi.

Palazzo Tursi along with Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Bianco are known as the Musei di Strada Nuova and can been seen with the purchase of a combined entrance ticket. Palazzo Tursi hosts a permanent exposition of decorative arts, including tapestries, furniture, Genoese ceramics, Ligurian textiles, coins, weights/measurements. I much prefer paintings, so Palazzo Tursi isn't my favorite Palazzo museum, but the garden and tapestries are well worth the visit! It's most famous collectable is the composer, Niccolo Paganini's violin (every 2 years Genova hosts the Paginini Violin contest, with many free concerts-don't miss it if you are in town!)

If you purchase a ticket for Palazzo Bianco (Genoese, Italian, Flemish paintings from the 14-16th century), you also see Palazzo Tursi by exiting Palazzo Bianco on the upper courtyard level, walking through the garden and into Palazzo Tursi. If you would like a free quick "look/see" of Palazzo Tursi, just walk into the beautiful, two story courtyard with the double marble grand staircase; simple but very charming. Be sure to take sometime to admire the detailed outside structure. For me the museum isn't a "must see" but enjoying the courtyard and exterior of the Palace is wonderful! If you would like more information about any of Genova's sites, I'm happy to help.
Written August 15, 2011
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,951 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Not what we were expecting, perhaps because we had not researched sufficiently. Our experience may also have been affected by covid restrictions - not sure. .

Only two of the 3 palaces were open when we visited today with Rosso closed for renovations. Entrance fee was 9 euro. The other two palaces are basically museums and not presented as palaces or residences.

They are interlinked as if yiu are visiting a single property and are mostly full of religious, old master paintings, including a few by the likes of Van Dyke and Carvaggio. If this type of art interests you then you'll love it. Unfortunately we thought we were visiting historical residences.

There is also a small display relating to Paginnini and some exhibits of pharmaceutical jars and coins.

The gardens looked nice from what we could see from the windows but these were closed.

Wasn't really our 'thing'.
Written October 3, 2020
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CWBuff
Abington, PA544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One of numerous museums on Via Garibaldi and part of a combination ticket (I would still recommmend getting the Museum Pass though - even the 24hr one - you'll get your moneys worth on the 2nd entry)
Just.... too much stuff to describe!!!! Frescoes, paintings, furniture, metal & porcelaine things - all with nice doze of history!
Highly recommend
Written December 23, 2019
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droprisdan
Campina, Romania33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
they are a must see.First you had to walk the viaGaribaldi full of wonderfull palazzos.At the bigleteria you can buy tickets for the museums.They are 3;rosso,bianco and Tursi.You had to visit all because they are different,not only reguarding the pictures but also the buildings and gardens
Written October 22, 2019
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