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Guided tour of the aristocratic Rolli Palaces in Genoa
Based on 16 reviews
Availability: Saturday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English, Italian
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  • Discover Palazzi dei Rolli, splendid aristocratic homes
  • Admire the decorations which inspired the Flemish painter Rubens
What to expect

Genoa, the pride of wealthy merchants and large aristocratic families. It was these families that built, during the Golden Century, between 1500 and 1700, the splendid palaces and residences that this tour will let you discover and that have been part of UNESCO heritage since 2006. The Palazzi dei Rolli are named from the registries of public hospitality: it was in these private homes, that were later made public, in fact, where monarchs, princes, diplomats, and guests of the State of the Republic of Genoa lived throughout the years.

The tour starts from Palazzo Rosso's lobby letting you discover the mansion that inspired the Flemish painter Rubens, who noticed the luxurious and elegant decorations and published, at the beginning of the 17th century, a collection of the palace's designs as a model of housing for the nobility.

Some of the buildings you will visit are open exclusively for this tour: Palace Nicolosio Lomellino (private residence) and Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino (Chamber of Commerce), where you will have access to the Golden Gallery.

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What's included
  • Guided tour of the aristocratic Rolli Palaces
Reduced price
  • Reduced price: 12-18 years old, over 65 years old and holders of the Musei Card
  • Free: children under 12 years old
Where

Via Garibaldi, 20, 16124 Genova GE, Italy

Meeting point:

The tour departs from the hall of the Museum of Palazzo Rosso (address: Via Garibaldi 18).
The tour ends at Palazzo Imperiale (Campetto).

When
  • Saturday at 03:00pm
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Provider
Genova Tourism Board - Comune di Genova
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