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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 December 2011

Palazzo Ducale is currently hosting the extraordinary art exhibition called Van Gogh e il Viaggio di Gauguin or Van Gogh and Gauguin's journey, through April 15, 2012. If you plan to visit Genova and enjoy art, this exhibition at Palazzo Ducale, should be high on...More

5  Thank AnnArborMHT
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This palazzo is not as splendid as some others, there are just 3 rooms and a chapel on the main floor. The views from the tower are good, but not as panoramic as those from the roof of the Palazzo Rosso. There are also some...More

2  Thank Bernard F
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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.

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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

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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

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

2  Thank realmainiac
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.

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

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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

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.

Thank Kwassie
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Doge's palace has secret passage ways and a labyrinth of rooms and passages. There's always an art exhibition on here and this trip I caught Picasso! Well worth a visit.

Thank artiemac
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Our heritage walking trip through Genoa brought us from the Cathedral of San Lorenzo through a narrow path into yet another huge courtyard (Piazza Mateotti) flanked by number of historic buildings and a church. Art deco building all around the square with their rich history...More

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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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