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“Via Garibaldi or Strada Nuova”
Review of Via Garibaldi

Via Garibaldi
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #13 of 321 things to do in Genoa
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Genoa is often overlooked as a tourist destination but it is rich in history and historic buildings.
The vicoli or lanes of the city center contain medieval buildings and many churches and interesting sites. On the edge of the Vicoli lies Via Garibaldi a pedestrian cobblestone street where the Renaissance and Baroque style mansions of the rich families of Genoa can be found. Via Garibaldi was also known as Strada Nuova (new road) but was renamed in 1882 to honor Garibaldi hero of the Unification of Italy. Today it contains the Musei di Strada Nuova - three museums which are Palazzo Rosso where there are paintings by Van Dyck, Veronese and Guercino amongst others, Palazzo Bianco with paintings by Caravaggio Rubens and Murillo and Palazzo Doria-Tursi where the salons used for official functions by the Mayor of Genoa can be visited as well as art galleries and exhibits of Genoese weights and measures, coins and other interesting objects used by the Genoese Republic. These three museum are well worth a visit because the buildings are in excellent condition with all the original frescoes and stuccos some of the furnishings and are a magnificent sight. At the end of Via Garibaldi is Piazza Fontane Marose which leads into Via XXV Aprile where more mansions can be seen these however are still occupied by the noble families who built them at the end of this road is the Teatro Carlo Felice and Piazza de Ferrari with the beautiful monumental fountain and the main shopping arcaded avenue leading off of it. It's a short stroll down Via Garibaldi to these other streets but how much history they all hold and the shopping is great too.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

In one street there is enough palaces with great entrances, nice wall paintings, different sculptures and good architecture concentrated in a very concentrated area. Most of them are still in use as business places like banks.Don't miss paying attention to the narrow alleys that were present since the middle ages.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Lots of palaces all along on this pedestrian street. many places to look inside at all the marble and stairways. Also cool walking since the buildings are so high. The little alleys going downhill from the street are a must, too.

Thank Goldig
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Shortage of land led to this remarkable street with a dense collection ( of 42 ?) Grand Houses crowdwd together along this one street.. Possibly better seen in limited numbers over a period of days. A good guide is important, to enable the social and historical background to be understood.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The street has these beautiful palaces that are museums now. It may not be worth visiting each single one but going through that street and seeing all the buildings around is totally an experience. Visit it at night as well as it has a totally different feel. Depending on the season but they have concerts of classical music on some of these palaces and are great!

Thank Oswelia T
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