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Paganini Pride

As a musician, I am always ready to send a big shout-out to any museum that lovingly cares for the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Victoria, Canada
Stunning Palace on Via Garibaldi which is also a Town Hall !

Walking down Via Garibaldi, the UNESCO heritage site known as the street of palaces, you will see... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

It is a 16th century palace. It was owned by the Grimaldi, then by the Doria, the Italian royal family Savoia and the Jesuits. Since 1848 it is the seat of the Municipality of Genoa. In the halls not occupied by the City you will...More

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

I walked into the inner courtyard and looked around to see what a Genoan palazzo was like, and I did like what I saw. You don’t have any trouble at all picturing an Italian nobleman living in a fine building like that.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

As a musician, I am always ready to send a big shout-out to any museum that lovingly cares for the bits and bobs of my art's history and mystique: enter Palazzo Tursi! Nicolo Paganini, as you know, was not only the rock star of his...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Walking down Via Garibaldi, the UNESCO heritage site known as the street of palaces, you will see some lovely palaces which are now functioning as bank and insurance company head offices. Entry to most of these is restricted for tourists. Almost halfway down the street...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A visit to this museum is part of the three museum visit in the Via Garibaldi. The Tursi is notable for its collection of blue ceramics and the Paganini room, including his favourite violin.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is the 3rd of the Strada Nuova museums we visited. It has a very elegant interior courtyard but the fact that it is now partly a municipal office building detracts a bit. The museum contains a rather odd assortment of artifacts: a large ceramic...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Terry L
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The palace is well pomp precisely the Genoese aristocratic residences. It was built starting in 1565 by Domenico and Giovanni Ponsello for Niccolò Grimaldi. In 1597 it was bought by Giovanni Andrea Doria for his son Charles, Duke of Tursi, to which refers the present...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Rijards
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We visited the three Genoa Palazzi museums on Via Garibaldi while on a cruise tour with Oceania cruises. You can purchase one ticket for all three and they are very close together although different buildings and probably 1.5hrs would be needed for all three. Doria-Tursi...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

You can access this small collection either through the spectacular main entrance, or by the terrace from the Palazzo Bianco. There is a large collection of apothecary jars, ancient coins, tapestries, furniture and art. For music historians, there is a Paganini violin and music collection....More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank AMsays
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Although this was the largest of the three palazzi we visited on this street (the facade is three times the width of any other on this street of palazzi), this had least inside for tourists, not least because it still houses administrative functions for the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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