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Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

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Address: Piazza di Pellicceria 1, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 270 5300
08:30 - 19:30
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Sun 13:30 - 19:30
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Genoa City

Excellent visit. Tours are set on the hour. Excellent guide provided background info on every room on each floor. Pointed out family history, key historical info, artists and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
Hudson, Wisconsin
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent visit. Tours are set on the hour. Excellent guide provided background info on every room on each floor. Pointed out family history, key historical info, artists and influential art. Spoke English. Very knowledgeable and tied together works of art and history from other sites and churches in Genoa, Florence, and Rome. Highly recommended.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lighting inside is not always the best but the Antonello da Messina piece by itself and some of the other pieces , and the ceilings are worth the visit . you do not get so much the feeling of an ancient palazzo, but some of the furniture is also quite remarkable

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

One of Genoa's biggest families used to own this beautiful Palazzo and, it is worth a quick visit (4€/pax). There are a few Rubens paintings which are amazing and, if you are lucky enough, the expo featuring traditional Ligurian Jeans costumes will be open. It was the main reason for my visit however, and this is quite common in Italy,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Couldn't help thinking of my visit to this palazzo (nearly 2 years ago) this afternoon when I went to NY's Frick Collection for the last day of a Van Dyck show. Remembered the lovely Van Dycks and other Flemish paintings I had seen in Genoa and wished the Frick were as uncrowded as its Genoese counterparts. The day I went... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We visited this gallery as part of a multi-site Genoa tourist Museum ticket - but we are so glad we did we would recommend others to make this a priority visit as we almost missed it due to a tight schedule. This national gallery/museum is a fascinating collection of art, maps, coins, furniture and other treasures. All this and a... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We made a special point to visit the four museums all in one day but there were only three open. We did go back for the fourth one and glad we did. There is an amazing amount of visuals to take in. Between the furniture and clocks, paintings and sculptures and ceilings that are beyond beautiful. Almost all the museums... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We had an escorted tour yesterday and very much enjoyed the luxurious state rooms on the first and second floors. The upper two stories were damaged in the second world war and have not been restored, but converted into modern galleries, albeit not displaying modern art! The displays here cover painting, ceramics and fashion. There are good views from the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is an interesting art gallery, worth a visit if only to see how and what this family collected at the time. Also an interesting building - many of the palazzos don't stand out amongst the other buildings and the effort goes into the interior spaces, so it's also interesting to get inside. Worth the visit, although take change for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

We bought a combined ticket for this gallery and Palazzo Reale. Worth the visit, can be a little tricky to find. After touring the main rooms we were shown up a staircase which housed first some porcelain then many works of art finishing on the top floor. We took the somewhat dubious looking exterior lift down to the courtyard.... an... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We used half of one day in Genoa to visit both the Palazzo Spinola and the Palazzo Reale. Palazzo Spinola has 5 floors of rooms to visit. The top floor is more of a museum with paintings and ceramics. The remainder of the floors are rooms decorated as they were in the 1800's. Note that even though it is open... More 

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