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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  • Is the site of ongoing exhibitions and lectures, all lovely and interesting. Easily accessible by train; less by car, because of a few parking lots, dear.
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  • An exceptional exhibition of works by Picasso. The rooms of the Palazzo Ducale make great frame to house the paintings of the greatest artists. We hope future replicas of other exhibits.
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  • I often come to Palazzo Ducale whenever prepare new exhibitions. It is a historical building in the city center whose will find only temporary exhibitions-there is a permanent collection or a route dedicated to their environments-, to which is added the possibility to visit the grimaldina Tower. We are back on the occasion of the exhibitions on Picasso and on Mahmud recently and now for Kertesz and Lam and I was really pleased with both proposed that for stand fittings!! PICASSO until May 6 in the Doge's apartments you can admire 46 paintings of this great artist, all coming from the Picasso Museum in Paris and characterised by the fact that these are all works which never wanted to separate, and that the the study followed in studio, atelier in over 20 who used. the route winds through 11 halls and is accompanied in each Hall by an information panel nicely done that leads to the section you are going through. Apart from a few rooms dedicated to specific topics, the path is chronological and winds through the periods of his life, marked by the use of his Studio. the exhibition opens with a couple of panels introducing the visit and with an excerpt of video interview in which Picasso tells a fact happened. lasts a few minutes. the sections are as follows:-the portraits, which compares two self-portraits made many years later along with other 4 works; -the atelier of Batou Lavour where there is only one picture, preparatory study for les demoiselles d'Avignon; -the bathers, with 8 small paintings devoted to this theme; -the atelier at Rue de Grands Augustins, with 8 other works; -Mediterranean workshops with 4 including a large painting of a seascape, very nice; -women with Hat, with 10 paintings including at least a few are beautiful to me; -dialogue with masters, Manet's Studio, with 3 among the more than 20 paintings which he dedicated to his most famous work, breakfast on the grass, and a couple of drawings on cardboard representing figures to be inserted in these paintings; -Mougins, the last workshop, where we can find 4 works; and finally the place of life, in which they compared two similar paintings, painted at a distance of 30 years. the first shows the son Paulo that draws, in the second the son Claude that does the same thing under the watchful eyes of his younger sister Paloma. the exhibition ends in the chapel completely painted where a video shows Picasso at work intent on designing in seconds. You can also see other designs and a couple of photos that depict his hands and their casts. in the various sections you can see next to large format paintings about 15 black and white photos depicting Picasso in his Studio, once with the moustache Grucho Marx, another next to the work on display in the Hall, or even with her children. some panels have a small study next door which allows to understand them better. are a few lines, simple and sliding. I would say definitely good preparation with perfect lighting! the visit takes an hour and a half. included in the ticket price which costs €13 there is the audioguide, that contains 18 tracks lasting about one minute each. the cumulative with Kertesz costa 17, upon presentation of the card you are entitled to a discount of Ligabue €2 on single ticket. will remain open until 6 May. KERTESZ in the Portico rooms 4, next to the side entrance to the Palace, you can see 185 photos in black and white, with the exception of 26 of the third section, the Hungarian photographer lived in Paris and in New York 1894 and died in 1985, born in Kertesz. 4 information boards well written, plus 3 that introduce the show and describe his biography, accompany the journey through the 5 sections of the exhibition: early years in Budapest, the trip to Paris, the transition to colour-in this case there are also photos ever exhibited in Italy-, the disappointment of the United States and the definitive consecration. These are photos of children, ordinary men and women, but for example the regista Eisenstein, country view and city streets, with benches in parks, Interior flat ... everyday simple subjects framed with a particular cut. the pictures are placed at the correct height and very enjoyable. simple but effective. in the rooms there are also 15 its photo books. in the video room is projected to loop footage of 10 minutes in which an elderly Kertesz prowls Parisian parks, in company with two other photographers. It is in French, with English subtitles. you visit in an hour and a quarter. stay prepared until June 17. the ticket costs €10. LAMBERT in the Loggia degli Abati, next to the Portico, you can finally see the exhibition dedicated to Antonio Ligabue, which will remain mounted until 1 July. in 6 rooms, some very small, in which winds the exhibition exposes 9, accompanied by simple and well written informative panels 67 paintings by the artist in addition to 6 sculptures presented in the second room and 3 short videos. the paintings depict all exotic and domestic animals, with the exception of a couple of the first and the last room which displays some of his self-portraits of the hundreds who achieved. the exhibition shows his empathy with the animal world that for him it was therapeutic. the video for 11 minutes of the first room shows an acquaintance who tells the folly of Lambert, his being in harmony with nature and some funny anecdotes. the two, one and two minutes, the third Hall show it while spinning bike to his village in the province of Reggio Emilia with one of his paintings on his back and while he wanders in the woods with a mirror. included is provided the audioguide, with 14 tracks, a bit lengthy and boring. the paintings are really colorful and interesting, although not particularly love his way of portraying the animals. you visit in about an hour. the ticket costs €11. the cumulative with the view of Kertesz 15. highly recommended to visit all exhibits currently!
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  • Beautiful ancient palace with lot of art galleries. Bar toilets and souvenirs shop inside. In the centre of the city.
  • Very beautiful and iconic building. Its whole walls from outside with its paintings are an Art galery. Calle attention the tower beside that seems much older due to its arctecture style. Is a place to visit.
  • Beautiful historic building in the centre of Genova. We visited the Picasso exhibition, if I'm honest I preferred the building to the exhibition.
  • Once the home of the Doges of Genoa, it is now a museum and a centre for cultural events and arts exhibitions. It is situated in the heart of the city, with two different entrances and façades, the main one on Piazza Matteotti, and the second one on Piazza De Ferrari.
  • Nice building. Bathrooms are in cafe.
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