Royal Palace of Genoa

Royal Palace

What we now call the Royal Palace is actually a large patrician residence built, increased and decorated with splendor over time, as well as by the Savoy in the nineteenth century , by two great Genoese dynasties: the Balbi , who built it between 1643 and 1650, and the Durazzo that expanded it between the end of the seventeenth century and the beginning of the following century. The vaults of the salons and galleries are frescoed by some of the most important names in the local Baroque and Rococo decoration. Among the more than one hundred paintings exhibited in the rooms there are works by the best Genoese artists of the seventeenth century together with masterpieces by the Bassano , Tintoretto , Luca Giordano , Antoon van Dyck , Ferdinand Voet and Guercino .

The visit includes the monumental atrium with eighteenth- century stuccoes , the courtyard of honor , the hanging garden and the noble apartment on the second floor with spectacular reception areas such as the Throne Room , the Ballroom and the Gallery of Mirrors .

On Saturday mornings (09:00 - 13:30) or on the occasion of temporary exhibitions, it is also possible to visit the Apartment of the Hereditary Princes, also known as the Duca degli Abruzzi, set up by the Savoy on the First Noble Floor of the building: this admirable example of a royal apartment 19th century furnishings, fabrics and decorations are still intact

The house is part of the "Palazzi dei Rolli" system and therefore since 2006 it has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site .


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Via Balbi, 10
16126 Genoa


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