Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genoa

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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. Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Genoa Edition.
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  • I had visited 20 years ago Spinola Palace, with the friendly guidance of its Director (and still is) Farida Simonetti, a passionate and competent scholar. I happened yesterday to revisit the Palace and the Guide, this time, it was a young scholar, Matthew Moretti, who belongs to the school of Dr. Simonetti: his enthusiasm and ability to communicate competently in recounting the halls and the history of the Palace are engaging and interesting reading keys and always new. This National Gallery (one of the two national museums of Genoa) is worth seeing. Located in the heart of the historic centre is a museum-House, in the sense that it still retains (also in the placement of objects and paintings) the provision that since the end of the sixteenth century onwards the families that resided gave to their home. Beautiful and interesting is, for example, the great cuisine, as are the State rooms frescoed in the two main floors. Really nice paintings that does not follow a logical but tastes of the ancient owners (especially Maddalena Doria who had also run a series of important talks-including the magnificent Hall of mirrors-in the 18th century). The fact that it is a museum-House is for someone a limit (due to the constraints imposed by the donation that the last owners, the Spinola did in 1958 to the State), but is instead a wealth because it shows how and where aristocratic Genoese families lived in centuries passed. The top two floors of Galleriai 1942) allies and host artworks, often very important such as Ecce Homo by Antonello da Messina. Beautiful silverware (but Smonetti Farida is one of the most important Italian scholars not only these themes). Not to be missed on a visit to Genoa.
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  • The building is located in middle of the maze of alleyways of the old city. Very nice from the outside as well as inside. It has some fantastic paintings (the Tintoretto, Van Dyck, Antonello Messina, Pieter Brueghel fasting...) and same Hyacinthe Rigaud, along with collections of decorative art (noted of the night lights-teapots of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries enough amazing). Included in the Card Musei (€ 20 card 48 hours and full of accessible museums for free then).
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  • On 06/02/18 our class cold was received in advance in the tree! The visit, aimed at deepening the managerial aspects of the building and adjoining properties, has been long and thorough. We could access the consultation of the archive and to the vault, to learn more about the methods and working conditions since the 17th century. in the mid-20th century. We were guided by an extremely competent and passionate staff. Wish we had more time available to learn more about the artistic aspects of the collections contained. We highly recommend this experience!
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  • Great museum and polite staff. Has an ample collection of paintings ( De Ferrari and Rubens are amongst the authors ). The last floor is a stunning array of porcelain plates and cups. Be sure to visit while in Genoa.
  • Absolutely stunning! Definitely worth visiting even though it's not as easy to find as other palaces because it's not on Via Garibaldi but rather further in the Old Town. I would highly recommend spending time wondering around old narrow streets to get to this Palazzo as it's one of the oldest ones (the oldest?) in Genova. The interiors and the artwork are breath taking. This might be the only place in the world where you can see paintings by van Dyck and Rybens without queuing. They organize guided tours every half an hour, the male guide we had was amazing and spoke good English. The entrance fee is lower than in other Palazzos and gives you a discount to visit Museo di Palazzo Reale for just 3 EUR. If you ever come to visit Genova, this is a must see!!!
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