Villa del Principe, Genoa

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  • If what you want is to visit Genoa in a day, as it was my case, I do not recommend it. Worth a walk by the city, its majestic Harbour, its Cathedral, its environment. It is a private palace belonging to the descendants of the Admiral Andrea Doria. Teach you the gardens, some rooms with stunning tapestries and other rooms open to the public. I only recommend it for tourists spend more than two days in the city, and them above a bit of time.
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  • The villa is located next to the train station and the metro principle, enclosed in the urban activity, but it is a haven of peace (at least in this cold morning of February). The Andrea Doria Palace offers a quite remarkable together with murals, ceilings, tapestries (including those that trace the naval battle of Lepanto), sculptures,... The garden is also beautiful, while the other palaces have not or small. Overall is very nice. The Card Musei is accepted, only pay is the entrance to the private apartments (not always open to the public) and must pay a slight right to take pictures, documentation in french well details the different parts of the visit, it is given to the entry and must be returned to the output (the translation is good, there are a few "crepuscular" remaining and a page in English by mistake). This is the Palace that I was most interested in Genoa.
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  • On 06/02/18 our class went to the Palace for a guided tour. Just arrived we had a very pleasant with a guide prepared and available. We were very impressed:-the position of the building-the garden-tapestries and furnishings but highly recommended a visit!
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  • It's a beautiful building, but right now it's under renovations. The garden has a free entrance so it's great if you want to hang out there for lunch or reading a book.
  • I went there for work purposes...and it blew my mind! Such antiquity! Such beauty...summertime has to be amazing! But the winter chill made it cosy. I imagine lighting a fire im those huge fire places and drinking a cognac. Its also a beautiful venur for may events
  • Beautiful gardens, quite a hidden treasure
  • Beautiful building near the train station and the port. Very interesting Interior, with its tapestries, shame for taking photos you have to pay a surcharge. Beautiful also the rooms still used today by Princess Doria Pamphilj (other charge) Very nice also the garden with the fountain of Neptune. To visit
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  • Villa del Principe Doria Genoa cave preserves only fountains, which over time have changed their place of belonging, but you can still see old troughs and basins, Nymphaea hidden in palaces and saved by the succession of events as Cave Doria, masterpiece risvelato. Concocted by perugino Galeazzo Alessi in the mid 16th century, the cave became part of the gardens North of Villa del Principe in 1603. Its entire vertical surface is decorated with shells, corals, majolica tiles, stones, crystals and fragments of natural stalactites, where anciently contained water from above in the basins under the various minor niches. In the twentieth century the cave was incorporated into a modern building was damaged by bombing the last war. Recovered in the 1980s and repurchased in 1999 from the Doria Pamphilj family, the cave has been the subject of a restoration that permitted the revaluation of a monument of rare charm and beauty. Visited by appointment at the Villa del Principe.
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