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“Lots to see”

Musei di Strada Nuova
Ranked #15 of 325 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This consists of 3 buildings, former palaces and some of the rooms and ceilings are impressively decorated and grand in scale. There are several floors and small garden terraced areas. The major 'name' paintings are by Italian artists , not surprisingly and perhaps, surprisingly by Flemish masters such as Rubens and van Dyck who spent time in Genoa. There is a lift access to the 7th floor in one of the palaces where one can go outside and climb up to a viewing platform , which gives good views of the city.

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Worthwhile to see how very wealthy families lived. Beautiful artwork. Each room decorated in various styles.

Thank maniacman
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Musei di Strada Nuova makes up three historical palaces along Via Garibaldi; Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi, which can be visited on a combined ticket.
There is so much to see within these three museums, including plenty of artwork (my highlight being Andrea Sacchi's 'Daedalus and Icarus'), also beautiful gardens and absolutely sensational views from the terrace of the Palazzo Rosso.
Also in the Palazzo Tursi are a small collection of Paganini's personal effects, including a prized violin that he owned.
We spent almost 2 hours looking through but could easily have spent longer if we had the time.
Afterwards, we had lunch at the Palazzo Rosso's cafe which has outdoor seating available on Via Garibaldi.

Thank ExplorerGoddess
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

an extensive visit to see many masterpieces and some fo the rooms are beautiful in itself. also a very nice terrace with gardens

Thank nicolas s
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

These three museums – Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi – are truly beautiful and the combine ticket of 9 Euros to entry all three venues is very reasonable price. Build as private homes for the gentry of Genoa they are now used as public art galleries.

I am fan of Caravaggio and as such I visited the museums to see his work “Ecce Homo” in Palazzio Bianco. There are also excellent works by Bernardo Strozzi, Filippino Lippi, Albrecht Durer, Van Dyck and other famous artists.

In Palazzio Tursi you will find a small but interesting collection of artefacts and personal belongings to the violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini – such as two of his violins as well as his watch and case. (Paganini was genius and it’s a shame there is no much to see of his legacy in his native city Genoa – his house is closed and also, there is no even concerts dedicated to his music (you will have permanent concerts or festivals dedicated to Mozart in Salzburg and to Puccini in Lucca). I was looking for a concert in churches or concert halls but there was nothing).

There is less art to see in Palazzio Tursi but there are varied collections of tapestry with stories of Alexander the Great, coins and some lovely ceramics. Before leaving the palazzio, just when you think there is no more to see, you run across little surprise – the stunning sculpture “Repentant Magdalene” by Antonio Canova.

The three museums are connected with nice little gardens where I took a little break from the art. As a previous reviewer already mentioned, the staff direct you where to go and that can be a bit annoying – you feel like being watched all the time.

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