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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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  • This Palace, located near the harbour, was a really disapointing visit, since it´s really abandoned, only same areas available to the public (and those, urgently needed to be repaired..) and the garde...  more »
  • Beautiful and unique with its beautiful arcades and beautiful palaces. Thank goodness that the traffic is less chaotic than once and the road is more enjoyable. A little bit more maintenance and would be perfect.
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  • Venue for exhibitions, conferences, information and refreshment. Historical place, richly frescoed, competent and friendly.
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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
  • 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
  • DOGE MLG LOL