Palazzo Ducale, Genoa

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Dating back to the golden Republican age of Genoa, Palazzo Ducale originally served as a home for the doges of Genoa and has had many stages of construction over the centuries. The palace, partially rebuilt in Neoclassic style after the fire of 1777, is now a cultural center and art museum with a wide range of modern and classical pieces. A chapel showcases frescoes from the 17th century. Outside the palace, you can explore among the lemon trees, Mediterranean flowers, and sculptures. You can see the old quarter of Genoa peeking out from behind the fountains. Free audio guides are available. Check online to find out about free concerts and exhibits. To plan Genoa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Doge is not nice but gorgeous. Like everything in Genoa from the outside does not give even one thousandth of what is nice inside. The Hall of the Grand Council with all its marbles to ceilings and on the balustrades is an example of how much history this city ground. To see absolutely.
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  • August 11, 2017
    It's a gorgeous Palace! The exhibition was Vivian Maier really top! And the Palace of the grand salon is sublime a true wonder! The visit to the prison is humorous because of having to wear a helmet! The staff is very nice. During the exhibition of MAIER security guard we to even elaborated on the photos! To do and redo!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Be sure to take a tour, even in Italian. Everything is clear, but without a guide there not allowed. Rooms are impressive. Coat of arms of Savoy of the 19th century. Tower-cooler. Raspinye camera, toilet bowl type "point" at an altitude of 50 meters with panoramic views. Views from the tower. Delightful and really liked it. Even a rooftop restaurant.
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  • Very beautiful palace. I recommend going to the roof and taking a look through the windows of the jail tower. I saw a nice exhibit of A. Mucha in magnificent rooms of the palace. Worth the money
  • Ci sono sempre conferenze molto interessanti, bello da vedere.
  • Been to a temporary Alfons Mucha exemption inside which was a great experience. I really loved the collection of art they had collected and the way the tour was designed. Would definitely recommend going to this exembition.
  • Historical building where the " doge " ( Duke) of the Republic of Genova was living. The actual building was built on 16th century ( the original one was built at the end of the 13rd century ). To remark that you can visit even the tower and the famous jail of the Republic.
  • A beautiful experience to see an exhibition or even just to admire the walls full of history of Genoa lifetime

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Located just steps from the city's famous tourist sites, Genoa's centrally located B&Bs and hotels offer comfortable lodgings suitable for all tastes and budgets. To avoid the expense and stress of driving and parking in Genoa's central districts, look for a boutique hotel just outside the city center. Staying out of the busy heart of Genoa is a practical and affordable compromise, offering a good base for exploring numerous fishing villages located along the coastline. Hostels operating in residential areas also offer private parking and easy access to buses into the center of town.
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