A journey into art among the palaces in Genoa

If you are in search of Genoese art and culture, do not miss Via Garibaldi, also known as Strada Nuova or Via Aurea; in a splendid architectural setting you can discover magnificent historical buildings now turned into museums.

Palazzo Rosso, a noble abode rich in frescos by the greatest Ligurian seventeenth-century artists, contains an important picture gallery with paintings by Dürer, Veronese, Guercino, Strozzi, Grechetto, Van Dyck and many others.
Palazzo Bianco contains a splendid collection of European, Italian and Genoese paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries: alongside the Italian masterpieces of Caravaggio and Veronese, you can admire pictures by Flemish artist Memling, David, Provost, Rubens, Van Dyck, Dutch artist Steen, French artists Vouet and Lancret and Spanish artists Zurbaràn and Murillo, in addition to a vast collection of Genoese paintings (Magnasco, Cambiaso, Strozzi and Piola).

Palazzo Tursi, built in the Century of the Genoese and now the Town Hall, today contains the spillover of the Pinacotheca at Palazzo Bianco. In the monumental rooms you can admire unique pieces like Guarneri del Gesù, a violin that belonged to Paganini, a vast display of works of decorative art, an overview of Ligurian majolica between 1500 and 1700, precious tapestries and the collection of coins, weights and official measures of the old Republic of Genoa.