National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola
The National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola is housed in the National Gallery of Liguria, donated to the Italian State by the Marquis Spinola in 1958 who decided to allocate their centuries-old home to public use, with all the heritage preserved in it.
The two noble floors, finely frescoed, boast a precious collection of paintings, sculptures and furnishings including artworks by Antoon Van Dyck of which the Portrait of Ansaldo Pallavicino, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Luca Giordano and Bernardo Strozzi are preserved.
An absolute masterpiece that can be admired in the rooms of the National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola is the Hecce Homo by Antonello da Messina.
In addition to precious consoles, refined mirrors, doors embroidered with gold and silver thread and an exceptional example of historic nineteenth-century cuisine.
The last two floors of the building, heavily damaged by the bombings of the last war, on the recommendation of the marquises, have become the seat of the National Gallery of Liguria, a space in which works acquired over the years by the State with the aim of documenting the richness of Ligurian painting and its extraordinary collecting history.
The dwelling is part of the "Palazzi dei Rolli" system and therefore since 2006 it has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.