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“Stunning! Could be a little more visitor friendly though.”

Museo di Palazzo Reale
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Ranked #16 of 286 things to do in Genoa
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is an absolutely stunning and beautifully preserved piece of Genova's rich history. The mirror room is stunning, worth paying the entrance fee for that alone, as it's like a miniature Versailles. There are helpful information cards in each room in English and Italian, and there is a video presentation that you can watch before your visit which is very interesting and helps explain the history of the place. The gentleman on reception was really friendly and happy and gladly put the information video into Italian for me so that I could make the most of the language practice! Unfortunately you can't take photos, which is understandable, I know a lot of places have this policy, but there were no postcards or guidebooks to buy at the end of the tour- they are missing a trick here as I'm sure nearly everyone who visits must want to share how beautiful this place is!! Well worth a visit. Entry was free for me as I study Italian literature at University- if you're a student and study something relevant (history/Italian/Art History) give it a mention at the desk, they might let you in free! I'd have been happy to pay for entry though, as it is only 4 euros and really is a splendid building.

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Royal Palace is very close to the station (appr. 5 minutes walking downhill) and might not seem magnificent from the outside. But it is absolutely worth a visit!
It displays original furniture that belonged to the wealthy families that inhabited it and you can also see the throne room used by Charles Albert, the king of Sardinia-Piedmont.
For art lovers, the Palace also displays original portraits by Flemish painter Antoon van Dyck and Italian Baroque painter Guercino.
Unfortunately there is no bookshop inside: so I'd suggest to "make homework" before the visit, downloading information about the Palace at its website http://www.palazzorealegenova.it/en/palazzo/palazzo.html

Thank colbuck
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

a little tired looking from the outside but stunning inside! Pay to go inside as it's well worth the 4 euros. Staff very attentive and cards in English in each room. There is a lift which isn't clearly marked from outside but it's 4 stairways to get to the 2nd floor entrance so if you or a party member have mobility issues ask at the 2nd floor desk.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

You need a couple of hours to enjoy this wonderful genovese history. It is quite mind boggling to walk through centuries of Italian history. Brilliant

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

My wife and I took a self guided walking tour of Genoa and happened upon this museum. Even from the exterior this building amazes with its bright colors, statues, architecture, views of city, and fountain. Great foto opportunities.

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