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Villa del Principe

Piazza del Principe 4, 16126, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 255509
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Genoa does not only preserve fountains, which over time have changed place of belonging, but you... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
affanobrien
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Durres, Albania
Opulent interior

The Villa has opulent rooms, with many valuable decorations and massive tapestries. The joint... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
AndrewLa1
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Villa del Principe - Palazzo di Andrea Doria is the richest and most sumptuos noble household of the city of Genoa, the Villa of the only Prince Genoa ever had. It was 1529 when Andrea Doria, skilful admiral and legendary man of arms, began the constructions that would have lead to the rise of this wonderful Villa overlooking the Gulf of Genoa. To live its splendour once again it is sufficient to stroll through its halls, in wonder in front of its amazing fresco paintings and incredible tapestries.
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Piazza del Principe 4, 16126, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Genoa does not only preserve fountains, which over time have changed place of belonging, but you can still see old troughs and wash houses, nymphaeums hidden in noble palaces and caves saved by the succession of events such as Grotta Doria, a true masterpiece unveiled.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

The Villa has opulent rooms, with many valuable decorations and massive tapestries. The joint ticket with the Royal Palace (9€) is quite good value for money, as otherwise the entrance just for the Villa is also 9€. There is a photo tax of 4€, and...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

The inside is stunning with many of the rooms appointed with paintings from The Genovese Baroque artists. One room had 3 Poilas. But the grounds are what really catches the eye. Beautiful fountains and greenery. I bet in the spring it's truly spectacular. The canopy...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This is somehow hidden in plain sight, as the last centuries brought a lot of constructions around, including cutting off sea access. The gardens and exterior cam be visited for free. The interior is 9 EUR and an extra opțional photo tax. The residence is...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

If you are visiting the Royal Palace you can buy a joint ticket which in effect allows you to visit Villa del Principe at half price, otherwise the charge is the same as visiting the Royal Palace and as such is extremely poor value for...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Because it's hiding in plain sight behind a horrible mess of intersecting roads, a central bus stop, a cafe bar, and a very busy elevated roadway!! I had it included in my ticket for Pallazo Reale, and I'm glad did, but it seems the owners...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Elegance and sophistication rooms, very precious multitude of paintings, architecture make this building a priceless gem.

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Reviewed November 11, 2015

The place itself is wonderful and definitely worth visiting. Still, the garden (one of the reasons I had chosen to visit the place) is closed and the building requires some restoration.

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Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The Villa del Principe is fantastic. It is still private, so it costs 9 euro to visit; but it is absolutely worth it. The 15th and 16th century tapestries are fabulous. The fresco's and stucco are amazing, even as the gardens, which you can by...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2015

The owner must have been very disappointed not to have made it on to the rolli! A few minutes walk from Principe Station, you can stroll in the gardens without entering the house which are very pretty but once again dominated by the autostrada. The...More

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