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Palazzo Ducale

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Address: Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 817 1600
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.

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Perfect location for exhibitions

Located in the city centre, easy to find and a nice picture opportunity, Palazzo Ducale is a must if you are in town. Make sure you check online if there is any exhibition at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
Fossano, Italy
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a day tour to Genoa…this museum was on the itinerary. We enjoyed a lovely lunch in their rooftop restaurant! I would would recommend.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love this place and piazza de ferrari so much. inside palazzo ducale there are always art exibition in a beautiful contest that this building can give. inside the hall there is a bar called mentelocale, where you can have aperitivo, sipping cocktails and eating finger food

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Fossano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Located in the city centre, easy to find and a nice picture opportunity, Palazzo Ducale is a must if you are in town. Make sure you check online if there is any exhibition at the time you are planning to visit as each event is always a high quality one! Enjoy!

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A very accessible exhibition space with antique market in the central hall as well as cafes which are family friendly

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a great museum. I visited the impressionism exhibition, and it really amazed me. If you go the third monday of the month, it will cost you €3 (only open in the afternoon). Specially recommend the currents exhibition, but I think is a great museum all year long (and besides, the place itself is very beautiful).

1 Thank Samanta A
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Palazzo Ducale (Duke's Palace) faces the large fountain of Piazza de Ferrari. You can also enter through the back at Piazza Matteotti if coming from other nearby tourist sites. The have different art exhibitions that rotate in and out so you may not know what is being displayed during your trip. Frescoed walls and beautiful architecture throughout the building.... More 

1 Thank JTTurner3
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Palazzo Ducale Here lived the doge of Genoa. It has two courtyards and arcades of the sixteenth century, currently housing a center of culture and art. Left to abandon for a long time and used as headquarters of the judicial offices prior to construction, in the 1970s, the new Palace of Justice in the Portoria district, saw complete its restoration... More 

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Buzau, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The first parts of the Palace were built between 1251 and 1275, during the flourishing period of the Republican history of Genoa, while the Torre Grimaldina (also named "Torre del Popolo" - Tower of the People) was completed in 1539.[1] The palace originated from the acquisition by the commune of Genoa of houses of the Doria between San Matteo and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I was very excited to find this exhibition was still in Genoa during my visit. I went early in the morning to buy a ticket but that Monday the ticket office opened at 3:00 - note daily opening hours vary. I returned 90 minutes before then,only to find almost 200 people already in line. By 3:00 there were several hundred... More 

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Albenga, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this beautiful palazzo sited on piazza de Ferrari. Went to the impressionist art exhibition...52 beautiful paintings with the description of each one so you could understand what you were looking at. Some paintings were new to me while others were very famous such as the self portrait of Van Gogh. It's really worth going but maybe during... More 

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