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Palazzo Ducale

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This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 9, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 817 1600
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

There is a highly recommended exhibition comparing the life of Paganini and Rockstar Jimi Hendrix. Paganini playing the violin would have been like the modern days of Jimi Hendrix playing the electric guitar. Both were virtuoso, both acclaimed by the crowds, both associated with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank raymondgwee
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Do not expect this to be as amazing as Ducal Palace in Venice, since Genoa was much more true republic, but rich decorations and architecture are both present. Some nice art exibitions as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This palazzo hosts art exhibitions. In addition to the exhibitions you can also visit the prison and tower of the palazzo.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SusaMasa
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This important element of Genoan history is being reused in a tasteful manner, at least in my opinion. I went there for the art museum, which had a great exhibit on Picasso’s work. There is also a restaurant/cafe on the ground floor with plenty of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We visited to see a special exhibit of Mexican artists - Siqueiros, Orozco and Rivera. It was quite extensive and well narrated with the audio guide included in the entrance ticket. The palace includes a nice restaurant in the ground floor, very cool after the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cordoba9
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had a very rainy visit to Genova but were determined to make the best of it. We had heard that a special Picasso exhibit was at The Palazzo Ducale and decided to give it a visit. The palace is a spectacular building creatively converted...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Not included in the museum card, this vast building houses several different galleries, all of which have separate pricing and house rotating exhibits. The building is impressive and worth a venture inside even if you don't visit any of the galleries it contains.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We were under the wrong impression that this was a grand palazzo to tour like some of the others. Not so! Upon entering, there was a tennis exhibition in the main entryway. There was an exhibit of works by Picasso, but it required a separate...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Txtwinmama
Palazzo-Ducale-Ge, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Palazzo Ducale, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hello, we are so sorry you didn't have a good impression about Palazzo Ducale! That tennis camp was just for a special event. We host several art and photography exhibitions during the whole year, as it is now with Pablo Picasso. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Palazzo Ducale is located in Piazza Matteotti, It`s named after a leftist member of Parliament, who was murdered by Italian fascists. Although the Palace is called Palazzo Ducale -the Duke`s Palace, they have never ruled here. Genoa was managed as a trading Corporation by several...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Ducal Palace is used as exhibition space mostly. We viewed the Picasso exhibition which was worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
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25 October 2015|
Response from Palazzo-Ducale-Ge | Property representative |
Exhibition is open Monday 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The ticket office closes one hour earlier Admission Adult with... More
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