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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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  • nicely renovated in downtown London Square in Genoa, the building houses exhibitions conferences screenings. ...
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  • Virginia 46 space Maggy Monteverde now also to B 42 | is the attraction of the building with real Contemporary galleries. Don't miss the Biennial 2017 going to B 42 |. Brilliant, innovative, attentive to every crack. Very high quality. Then GrannConsiglio Salon. Beautiful. The Modì are fakes or copies? Yes. Sorry.
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  • Unlike other historic buildings, especially if Ducali, this wonderful building has always been a living, breathing role in the city. In the ' 60 's was the seat of the Court, today, one of the most important international exhibitions, is also home to bodies such as Anci, the Association of Italian municipalities, but also on the ground floor houses, bars and restaurants. The sala del maggior consiglio is wonderful. So also the funds and the Dungeon, completely renovated, are striking. When you arrive in piazza De Ferrari, the square in the Centre of Genoa, turn your gaze to the West and you'll see the Doge's Palace. Not to be missed, especially on this occasion, there was an opportunity to visit an exhibition of paintings of the world.
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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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