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I loved the place, the oppulence, the good vibes, the polite and kind staff. The ticket was about 6 euros and you could take as much photos as you wanted, without flash. Very clean and well mainainted, it traps you into history. If in Genova,...More
So much opulence, so much grandeur, blocked from a harbour view by a newish building. So much of the building is now offices or bare. It was lovely to be able to imagine the past but also slightly sad that there is so little left....More
We were fortunate enough to be in town during one of the Rolli days when many palaces and churches are open to the public for free. This particular palace was our favourite with an excellent selection of sculpture and art displayed in delightful room settings
Beautiful doesn't cover the opulence of this wonderful museum, artifacts, decor and its gardens. Built in the 17th Century by the Balbi family, the series of rooms reveal the most spectacular decorations from a time long gone by. If you want a snapshot of how...More
6 euros to get in, this palace has some wonderful ceilings to admire with beautiful floors in marble & wood made by a English man. There are many fine pictures. The throne room in something not to miss and is the glass room made in...More
It certainly gave you a view of how people in Genoa lived many years ago. In it's day it must have been a majestic palace. Worth the tour if you have the time. The painting on the ceiling and walls were amazing.
If you resist the temptation to visit every palazzo in Genoa - not a problem for us - and do only one, then this is possibly 'the one'. Everything you could wish for in gaudy glitz; nothing understated. Great views and a pretty little garden.
Museum was nice with informative English language signs in each room. That being said, I found the visit a little underwhelming. There is massive unrealized potential (like the city as a whole). Pictures of the garden look beautiful, but the reality is a small square...More
The palace was originally build by Genovese aristocracy, but was sold to the Royal family of Savoy in the 1820's. The royal family used it as their residence when staying in Genova. The palazzo is famous for it's beautiful "hall of mirrors". It will take...More