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Palazzo Ducale

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Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 9, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 817 1600
09:00 - 19:00
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This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.

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Andy Warhol and Palazzo Ducale

I had the opportunity to see an exposition on the life of Andy Warhol at the Palazzo Ducale which made the visit of the palazzo even nicer! Not too sure what there is to visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
moret d
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had the opportunity to see an exposition on the life of Andy Warhol at the Palazzo Ducale which made the visit of the palazzo even nicer! Not too sure what there is to visit when there is no expo , but yet, a nice place (free entrance) to visit. From it you can reach a the fountain of Piazza... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well it's not a surprise. As most of the palace in Italy it's a piece of art. You could think it's one more with paintings and beautiful architecture.. but.. well it's Italy.. if you're bored with beautiful places why are you here.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

however the main rooms are used for congress, meetings etc, so in a nutshell you cannot visit anything. stick to the facade and the courtyards

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It's Genoa's foremost public building, but it is also a work of art. It's architecture flows onto the beautiful Ferrari. It is the home of art shows and special events. It's a perfect integration of function and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

All white with its oh no organic vegetable garden with my lovely farmers market in the adjoining plaza with extraordinary offerings. I will never forget those fantastic varieties of mushrooms!

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very nice building but as I understand it is a city administration buliding isn't it. A very large building with several entrances but I had no clue what to do there and what to expect. Maybe we were a bit unprepared for the visit and lost an opportunity to have experience something nice there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

There are so many surprises in this palace museum, I can't recommend it highly enough. I went towards the end of the day and was feeling tired but I persevered and it was well worth it. I recommend going at the start of the day because I expect you will want to spend a lot of time here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This review only concerns the tower. I must say I was rather disappointed as it's basically just a few prison cells, the view, from behind glass is hardly worth the five euro entrance fee.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

my partner and I visited. starting from the 1500s palazzo ducale was the seat of the government of the republic of genoa. the building has a medieval wing. the palace dungeons are worth an visit. beautiful architecture. this place holds exhibitions and important events within the genoa calendar.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

You should not loose the possibility to visit Palacio Ducale. The interior and exterior architecture is very beautiful and you can find art exhibitions on the inside.

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