Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genoa

4.5
#8 of 46 in Museums in Genoa
A work of art in itself, Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola resides in a spectacular 17th-century mansion, the former residence of the Grimaldi family nobility. A richly decorated exterior gives way to preserved, original pieces, including the furniture, curtains, porcelain, and silverware. The mansion also houses a prestigious art collection, including the works of famous Italian artists such as Giovanni Battista Carlone, Castello, Strozzi, Cambiaso, Parodi, Antonello da Messina, and Giordano. The art collection is housed over the two floors of the mansion. Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Genoa Edition.
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  • This is not a guided visit, but you are accompanied. Original works of art, incredible Chinese porcelain, and they offer piano concertos in season. I was impressed by the art collection on the top flo...  more »
  • Beautiful, understated and elegant palace, still with original pieces; TINTORETTO AND RUBENS. Absolutely to visit
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  • Wonderful place. I went earlyish (like 9.30) and was the only one in the building. They don't allow you to roam by yourself (without the staff following you through the building) so you can either join a group or, when there aren't any others, you will have someone keeping an eye on you personally (but you can decide how fast and where you want to go). So recommend going early to avoid having to join a group. It felt kind of odd being followed around by a member of the staff though - it's not clear what the reason for this could be. Oh well, that's not the only time I've wondered about that in Italy.
  • Great Palace with astonishing decorations and a nice art gallery. One has to go over the museum in small groups but certainly this does not demerit the visit. Although it is not a guided tour, the "guide" was eager to explain. Despite the palace may be a little bit tricky to find it is totally worth.
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