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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. Using our custom trip planner, Genoa attractions like Palazzo Ducale can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Ducal Palace faces on one side of Piazza de Ferrari, the most important and central square of Genoa, and on the other on Piazza Matteotti, from which in a few minutes you reach the Cathedral and the area of the Aquarium and the old port. It is one of the most beautiful palaces of Genoa, rich in history. Currently it is home to several activities (Bookstore, bars and restaurants), and often hosts various and impressive halls inside important exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other activities. Very beautiful arcades and the cloister on the ground floor, but don't miss a visit upstairs, with nice views both on the inside and outside, and also the area of funds and tanks, reached by some secondary logins at the side of the stairs located at the exit to Piazza Matteotti. Also not to be missed for a quick visit.
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  • I saw two exhibitions in this beautiful Palace, Warhol and Erwitt. Definitely coming back for exhibition on Modigliani
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  • Great place. The area itself is impressive, the Palace out of competition. Interesting camera prisoners in a narrow transition between rooms of the Palace. Oh and Rembrandt in the temple ...
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  • We went here for a bachelor party. We ate so much (and drunk!) for a good price, € 14. Recommended.
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  • Poor service and the buffet nn talk ... Ten euros down the drain
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  • Appetizer buffet very good, price around 10 euros. should I reserve.
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  • A figure of b.s.. I had 3 very kind guests who wanted to offer a little refreshment from the heat in the afternoon and I had the bad idea of joining this club. The place looks good, within the sumptuous setting of the Palazzo Ducale, a well-ventilated exterior deor, sheltered from traffic noise and crowd. So, with this in mind, it took all the lack of professionalism of the orderly room to make me look bad with my guests. Apart from the snooty air with which turn up to customers, the protagonist has reached the heights of hospitality industry immediately throwing with underutilized a ticket on the table and declaring loudly "38 euros!" without the Board was not even a glass of mineral water. Prepayment, so to avoid that you ran off without paying, evidently, and embarrassment of my gracious hosts in knowing the price of my attempted hospitality. The sequel was not as bright as it's been a quarter of an hour without nobody came to tell us that you could access a buffet inside. Thankfully, eventually one of the guys in the bar, moved by compassion, evidently was gracious in ragguardarci, while the maid of the Hall continued to ignore us preferring to tidy up, noisily, chairs and tables. Perhaps we should move the Lady cleaning of dishes and leave the contact with the public in some professional most qualified. Not that making the scullery maid won't take damage, but at least the highest professionalism, however, concern the corruption of a few dishes and not the image of a nice Pub. Sin but Crozza is quite right, the ligurians are not brought to the tourist professions ... Dr. Ing. R. Cipson
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  • Nice pub!
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