Take advantage of the art and history of Genoa by planning a trip to one of the wonderful museums in Genoa Italy on your next vacation. The museums in Genoa Italy have something special waiting for every member of your family.
Castello di Lerici Natural History Museum – geopaleontological exhibits in a captivating setting at the castello
Piazza San Giorgio 1
Lerici (La Spezia)
tel. 0187 969042
Galata Sea Museum – housed in the oldest surviving building of the old Arsenal of the Galleys in the Genoa Port; the adjacent Sea and Seafaring Pavilion has an additional collection of
exhibits and restorations.
Piazza Bonavino 7
tel. 010 6969885
– housed in the Renaissance villa of Giovanni Andrea Doria exhibiting maritime collections from the 11th-16th centuries. Frescoed halls illustrate Genoa’s maritime history, beginning with the city’s origins as a harbor in the High Middle Ages, through the development of its trade with the peoples of the Mediterranean Basin and the rise of colonies in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Exhibits also include submarine archeological artifacts as well as documents, armors, paintings, drawings, navigation instruments, pilot books, and models of ancient ships.
Via Balbi 10
tel 010 2710236
– worth visiting just to see the sumptuous 17th-century building that one housed Genoa’s most distinguished patrician families. The palazzo’s décor, works of art, and common household items from the 17th-19th centuries,remain intact. Its twenty-three rooms boast a rich collection of paintings that includes works by Van Dyck, Veronese, Tintoretto, Guercino, Strozzi and some of the most important painters of the Genoese School, along with sculptures by Filippo Parodi and works by several other artists. There is also a Genoese furniture collection from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Villa Nobel – 19th-century home of Alfred Nobel
Corso Cavallotti 116
18038 San Remo, Imperia
tel. 0184 507380