Strada Nuova Museums, Palazzo Tursi
In the extraordinary setting of via Garibaldi (Genoa) , the magnificent Renaissance and Baroque Strada Nuova declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site , there is an original museum itinerary that connects three important Genoese palaces: Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi.
Built in the century of the Genoese, Palazzo Doria Tursi, in addition to hosting the statutory halls of the Mayor, hosts the expansion of the Galleria di Palazzo Bianco.
In the monumental rooms, famous pieces such as the Guarneri del Gesù, violin that belonged to Paganini, a remarkable exhibition of decorative works of art, and the collection of coins, weights and official measures of the ancient Republic of Genoa .
A specially prepared room in Palazzo Tursi is dedicated to Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), given that the famous Genoese violinist and composer by will wanted to allocate to his hometown "so that his favorite instrument is perpetually preserved", the one that for the fullness of the sound he had nicknamed “my violin cannon”, while other relics of the artist have been added over time due to the generosity of the heirs or by other means.