There are various museums, art galleries and exhibitions in town along with civic museums (Comune di Genova museums). There are also two national museums and many private ones.
The municipal facilities are well-structured in a complex framework of museums, libraries, and archives all belonging to the Town council and organized over more than twenty sites
Some museums are organized in centres providing coordinated activities:
The network of the Municipal structures is also present on a website of all Genoa Town Museums where you can find both a detailed description of what the museums offer and also real time information about the cultural events of the area: a service providing daily information about the initiatives, exhibitions, shows, meetings and everything that takes place in the town museums.
Furthermore all the museum, art gallery, library and town archive websites have a common surfing structure concerning information, publications, links to other sites dealing with cultural heritage and so on. This connection reinforces the idea of a network of coordinated museum sites which enables the surfer to have easy access to all information.
Disabled access has been checked by Terre di Mare Association. Consult the webpage http://www.terredimare.it/schede_vi... of our Museums.
Piazza Pellicceria, 1 - Genova
In a spectacular XVI century palace but still keeping intact its atmosphere of a sumptuous residence of the XVII-XVIII century, the National Gallery of Liguria exhibits its collection: the picture gallery boasts paintings by the greatest Genoese, Flemish and European masters. Among the paintings on exhibition there are works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Grechetto, Valerio Castello, and many others.
Opening time:Tue-Sat 8.30am - 7.30pm, Sun 1.30pm - 7.30pm.
Via Balbi, 10 - Genova
The sumptuous XVII century Palace , residence of the noble Balbi, Durazzo, and Savoia families, keeps intact its furnishings, the artworks, and XVII-XIX century common objects. Its rooms house a rich picture gallery with works by many Italian and foreign masters (Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Strozzi) and by painters of the Genoese school (Piola, Grechetto, Schiaffino), besides sculptures by Filippo Parodi. The collection of Genoese furniture dating back to the XVII-XVIII centuries is remarkable.
Opening time: Tue-Wed 9am-1.30pm, Thu-Sun 9am -7pm.
Largo Pertini, 4 - Genova
The Accademia Ligustica houses a rich collection of Ligurian paintings dating back from the XIV to XIX century (Antonio Semino, Perin del Vaga, Giovanni and Luca Cambiaso, Bernardo Castello, Strozzi, Ansaldo, Fiasella, Piola, Grechetto, Tavella, Cominetti, Rambaldi and many others)and of European majolicas from the XVII to XIX century. The complex also houses an archive, a collection of plaster casts, the collections of drawings and prints and the library.
Opening time: Tue-Fri 2.30pm - 6.30pm. Saturaday, Sunday and Monday closed
Villa del Principe - Piazza del Principe, 4 - Genova
In the rooms of the prestigious Palace, Andrea Doria had built in the XVI century, we can find frescoes, paintings and sculptures by important Ligurian, Italian and foreign artists as well as a remarkable collection of tapestries. There are works by Perin del Vaga, Piola, Tavarone, Cambiaso, Tiziano, Castello. In the Italian garden there is the monumental marble Neptune’s Fountain by the Carlone brothers.
March/September: Wed-Sun 10am - 5pm. Monday closed. October/February:open to groups with advanced booking only
Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo - Via Tommaso Reggio, 20 r - Genova
In the Cloister of Canonici di San Lorenzo, built in the XII century and recently restored, the museum shows numerous artworks by important artists of the sacred arts in Genoa. Among the masterpieces there is the grave of Fieschi, the huge altar pieces by Gregorio De Ferrari, paintings by Luca Cambiaso, Perin del Vaga; Ligurian paintings from the XIV and XV centuries, archeological finds, tombstones, shrines, silverware and embroideries.
Opening time: Mon - Sat 9am- 12am/3pm -6pmpm/ 3pm- 7pm. Sunday closed.
Via Serra Gropallo, 4 - Genova Nervi
Wolfsoniana focuses mainly on the decorative arts and the propaganda of the period 1880-1945, it deals with the main expressive movements and linguistic theories of the first half of the XX century, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, from the Twentieth Century to Rationalism. Such a cultural complexity is expressed by the great variety of works and different materials (paintings, sculptures, furnishings, decorative artworks, common objects and industrial design) exhibited in the recently inaugurated seat inside the Nervi museum centre.
Opening time:Tue-Sun 10am - 7pm. Monday closed.
Porta Siberia, Porto Antico - Genova
The Museum has been inside the Old Port of Genoa inside the spectacular area of Porta Siberia since 2001 and it shows many different works and scenes by Emanuele Luzzati (printed spreads, tapestries, drawings). The Museum has also been designed for children and young people: besides rooms set up for didactic use and animation it offers a multimedia space and a library. The centre periodically houses exhibitions of stage designs, costumes, models, miniatures and maquettes.
Opening time: Tue-Fri 10am- 1pm/2pm- 6pm. Sat and Sun. 10am-6pm. Monday closed
Magazzini dell’Abbondanza, Palazzo Verde - via del Molo 65 - 16128 Genova
Inaugurated in 2003 the Museum presents, in the new location in Palazzo Verde (Magazzini dell’Abbondanza), an experimental workshop about all different types of typography from the natural kind to the technical-artificial and the ancient ones: old working presses tell us the story of Gutemberg. On show we can see hand and treadle machines, movable print types of different ages and styles, documents, imprints: from an eighty-year-old micro-organism to that of the shroud in vitro.
Opening time: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9.30am - 12.30 am
Ph: +39 0109814369 - +39 0105499643
Fax: +39 010 8561573
The sea world gets spectacular and innovative in the heart of the Port area: with more than 10.000 square meters of show area the MUMA is the largest museum about the sea in the Mediterranean region. The reflecting, modern glassiness of the building architecture suggests clear, pure water transparence to the visitor mind.
Check also the website of the Padiglione del Mare e della Navigazione, which part of the new museum collection comes form.
Opening time november/february: Tues-Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat and Sun and public holidays 10am - 7.30pm. Monday closed
March/october: Mon-Sun 10am - 7.30pm. November/February: Thu-Fry 10am - 6 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am- 7.30pm. Monday closed
Villa Doria in Piazza Bonavino, 7 - Genova Pegli
The beautiful Giovanni Andrea Doria’s villa shows geneose naval collections from XI to XVI century.
Opening time: Tue-Fri 9am - 1pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 7pm. Monday closed.
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