Museo di Palazzo Reale, Genoa

Museo di Palazzo Reale, Genoa (must see)

Construction of the present structure of Palazzo Reale began in 1618 for the Balbi family. From 1643-1655, work renewed under the direction of the architects Pier Francesco Cantone and Michele Moncino. In 1677, the palace was sold to the Durazzo Family, who enlarged the palace under the designs of Carlo Fontana. In 1823, the palace was sold to the Royal House of Savoy. From 1919, the palace has belonged to the state.

The palace contains much original furniture and decoration. Frescoes inside include the Glory of the Balbi Family by Valerio Castello and Andrea Sghizzi, Spring changing slowly to Winter by Angelo Michele Colonna and Agostino Mitelli, and Jove establishes Justice on the Eargh by Giovanni Battista Carlone. It also contains canvases by Bernardo Strozzi, il Grechetto, Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Domenico Fiasella as well as Bassano, Tintoretto, Luca Giordano, Anton Van Dyck, Ferdinand Voet, and Guercino. It contains statuary by Filippo Parodi.

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Operation Hours: Tuesday and Friday 9 am- 2 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 9 am- 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday 1:30 pm- 7 pm.
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Museo di Palazzo Reale on Map

Sight Name: Museo di Palazzo Reale
Sight Location: Genoa, Italy
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Genoa Top Museums, Part 2  

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