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Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 9, 16123, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 817 1600
2:00 pm - 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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beautiful building

however the main rooms are used for congress, meetings etc, so in a nutshell you cannot visit anything. stick to the facade and the courtyards

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
nicolas s
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

however the main rooms are used for congress, meetings etc, so in a nutshell you cannot visit anything. stick to the facade and the courtyards

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's Genoa's foremost public building, but it is also a work of art. It's architecture flows onto the beautiful Ferrari. It is the home of art shows and special events. It's a perfect integration of function and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

All white with its oh no organic vegetable garden with my lovely farmers market in the adjoining plaza with extraordinary offerings. I will never forget those fantastic varieties of mushrooms!

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very nice building but as I understand it is a city administration buliding isn't it. A very large building with several entrances but I had no clue what to do there and what to expect. Maybe we were a bit unprepared for the visit and lost an opportunity to have experience something nice there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

There are so many surprises in this palace museum, I can't recommend it highly enough. I went towards the end of the day and was feeling tired but I persevered and it was well worth it. I recommend going at the start of the day because I expect you will want to spend a lot of time here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This review only concerns the tower. I must say I was rather disappointed as it's basically just a few prison cells, the view, from behind glass is hardly worth the five euro entrance fee.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

my partner and I visited. starting from the 1500s palazzo ducale was the seat of the government of the republic of genoa. the building has a medieval wing. the palace dungeons are worth an visit. beautiful architecture. this place holds exhibitions and important events within the genoa calendar.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

You should not loose the possibility to visit Palacio Ducale. The interior and exterior architecture is very beautiful and you can find art exhibitions on the inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

It seemed that, once in centre of Genoa, we came across lovely buildings every corner we turned. Sat here and enjoyed a lovely gelati

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

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.

Thank Madeleine T

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