CULTURAL

GEMS

From lovely open-air museums to Renaissance noble palaces: an endless splendor is awaiting you! Comfy shoes, camera and map: that’s all you need to explore our list of can’t-miss spots in town! 

BOCCADASSE
nature - view - cozy
FREE    
A lovely, tiny gem in the heart of the town. Pastel houses, little boats on the beach, fishermen, sea breeze: take a break here in a sunny afternoon tasting delicious homemade ice-cream! 

CIMITERO MONUMENTALE DI STAGLIENO
art from the past - culture - historic
FREE
Born in the mid-nineteenth century, is a place of memory, art and history. It’s always been a destination for artists and travellers whom fall in love with the architecture and sculptures of this charming masterpiece. 

BELVEDERE CASTELLETTO
view - secret spot - nature
FREE
An outstanding “balcony” over the old town with a breathtaking 360° view. Admire the beauty of the town while sipping a fresh Sicilian granita (Don Paolo ice-cream shop is just around the corner!). Get here with the Liberty lift: it’s an enchanting experience! 

VILLA DURAZZO PALLAVICINI
nature - culture - romantic

A real open-air museum with a romantic and theatrical plot developed in acts that retrace the fantastic journey of life. Blaze of colors and incredible scent of flowers: it’s a blessed botanical haven you can’t miss! 

PALAZZO REALE
historic - museum - art from the past

Impressive baroque-style building that takes you back to the 17th century. Former Savoy mansion, it best represents the elegance and charm of the city. The Gallery of Mirrors is a spectacular gem of Italian architecture, don’t miss it!

MUSEO D’ARTE ORIENTALE EDOARDO CHIOSSONE
museum - unusual - culture

Named after a famous Genoese engraver fond of Far East, it exhibits his personal rich heritage of Japanese and Chinese art. Visit also the surrounding garden that recalls a lush green oasis with numerous waterfalls and artificial caves. 

PALAZZI DEI ROLLI
culture - art from the past - historic
€-€€
In one of the chicest borough of town, these magnificent palaces used to be dwellings of eminent Genoese noble families in the Renaissance. Forty-two buildings of eternal beauty and elegance, hundreds of reasons to visit!  

VILLA DEL PRINCIPE
culture - art gallery - museum
€-€€
Richest and most sumptuous noble household in town, it was home of the only Prince Genoa ever had. Peaceful spot, it’s full of Renaissance fresco paintings and hidden treasures to discover. Don’t linger any longer!

GALATA MUSEO DEL MARE
museum - culture - historic
€€
Last but not least: a journey through the history of navigation and beyond throughout time. Visit also the Nazario Sauro submarine to explore how sailors lived in the past. Wear your protective helmet and big fun!

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