Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genoa

(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
A work of art in itself, Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola resides in a spectacular 17th-century mansion, the former residence of the Grimaldi family nobility. A richly decorated exterior gives way to preserved, original pieces, including the furniture, curtains, porcelain, and silverware. The mansion also houses a prestigious art collection, including the works of famous Italian artists such as Giovanni Battista Carlone, Castello, Strozzi, Cambiaso, Parodi, Antonello da Messina, and Giordano. The art collection is housed over the two floors of the mansion. Use our Genoa vacation planner to visit Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola on your trip to Genoa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A private museum in a building decorated with magnificent furniture of the 18th century by the owners the Marquis Spinola. A masterpiece of Antonello da Messina: Ecce Homo, another masterpiece by Rubens: Carlo Doria on horseback ..., a museum that is worth the trip.
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  • Want to know what life was like in centuries when Genoa was the richest city in the world? Would you like to enjoy the artistic beauty but also understand what life was like in the kitchens in the dining rooms, I mean in everyday life great staff but not everything
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  • A bit aristocratic, a little art gallery in the Central and crucial fur square (vico s. Luke) was built at the end of 500 and originally belonged to the noble family of Grimaldi. Palace in writing to Rolli, changed several times until property, circa 1740 found place in a branch of the Spinola family, who held it until 1959, when the two Marquis Paolo and Ugo Spinola was donated to the State, with all its contents. Content done by very coy, dominated Baroque stucco, friezes and gilt and eighteenth and paintings, especially portraits including the portrait of Ansaldo Pallavicino, worthy of citation of Anthony Van Dyck. Interesting from the point of view of the layout of the rooms, which are located in a "tight" context, the living room and the living room, at each floor. But for precious pieces, you have to climb to the third floor, once the seat of the bedrooms of the owners, today the National Gallery of Liguria, after conversion after the fire during the war that destroyed the environments of the upper floors. And here, there are a few surprises such as Ecce Homo by Antonello da Messina and the temptation of St. Anthony. Oh, I forgot; great assortment of veilleuse (some even funny), between 2° and 3° floor. Good visit!
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  • One of the most beautiful palaces of Genoa. Wonderful Hall of mirrors.
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  • Not to be missed
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  • The Palace and the exhibits are all in excellent condition and is a nice place to visit
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  • A beautiful old building, a splendid art gallery, in the middle of the narrow streets of the old town. For this unknown to most people, undoubtedly deserves to be more valued. If you are passing through there, you should definitely check them out, you won't regret it!
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  • Nice
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