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“Outstanding and unexpected experience”

Musei di Strada Nuova
Ranked #14 of 318 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Given the rather ordinary unassuming streetscape for this palace, our expectations were really quite modest. What a delightful experience! The entry fee of €6 pp included two less impressive palaces, but this one blew us away. Interior was amazing mix of elegant rooms, paintings, furnishings, frescoes. But rooftop views were breathtaking. It would be easy to pass by, but Don't miss this

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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Just a sort stroll from the Square of Ferrari (centre of town), down a narrow, cobbled street filled with quaint food shops, delis etc and you'll find Palazzo Rosso with wonderful art works from the Renaissance etc. Yes I know, I'm no artist but it's well worth a visit!

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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Palazzo Bianco is one of the Palazzi dei Rolli along the Strada Nuova. It along with Palazzo Ross across the Strada. It is a very well laid out museum with a garden on the first floor. There is a lift but only from the first floor. It is well worth spending some time here.

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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Galleria di Palazzo Rosso Via Garibaldi 18. This is one of three Palazzi on Via Garibaldi that have been extensively renovated and turned into museums. The one ticket covers all three -this one and - Palazzo Bianco (Via Garibaldi 11), Doria Tursi (Via Garibaldi 9). The Palazzi on this street are called Rolli. Some of them are now commercial buildings and you can still see the frescoes on the ceilings when you peep through the windows. It is worth taking the time to visit all three galleries as they are quite different and contain some wonderful finds. Portraits by Andrea Van Dyck, Tinteretto, Caravaggio and Druer. There is a wonderful view from the roof top of Palazzo Rosso, of the whole of Genova.
Palazzo Rosso has toilets in the basement near the entrance and there is a lift to get you there and back if you do not want to climb down any more stairs. There is also a lift within the museum so you can save your legs to the other floors..
Palazzo Bianco on the other side of the Via contains a lot of religious art with an emphasis on the beheading of John the Baptist. Everything is well displayed and lit. You do have to walk up the broad marble staircase from the foyer to the first floor. From there there is a lift to the other two floors.
You go across the rooftop to the Palazzo Doria Tursi passing some excavations that are going on. This museum contains an excellent display of coins and ceramics. Coins from Etrucan times - well displayed with magnifiers to see the detail.
The Duchesses Table is a beautiful setting and the carved doors magnificent. if you can speak some Italian, the curateress here is more than willing to share her knowledge of the Trusi family.
You can also view some wonderful musical artifacts.
The walkway around the courtyard leads to a "conference" room with a beautifully decorated ceiling - this is a must see here.

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Reviewed August 14, 2011

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.

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