Villa del Principe, Genoa

Villa del Principe, Genoa (must see)

Villa del Principe is one of the main historical buildings. It was built strictly as a private villa-residence for Prince Admiral Andrea Doria. Now private property, the Palace is used as a palace-museum. At the end of the museum you can admire an Italian garden, recently restored with the Fountain of Neptune by Taddeo Carlone made with his brother Joseph and his young son Battista Carlone from 1599 to 1601. The palace maintains an extensive series of mythological frescoes and stucco performed by Perin del Vaga for Andrea Doria. The rooms are furnished with 17th and 18th century furniture. The most significant artists represented are Sebastiano del Piombo, Domenico Piola and Bronzino. The Golden Gallery presents a series of tapestries of the sixteenth century. One of the rooms retains a fresh very interest for one of the hottest topics in the 1500s: Roman Charity.

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Villa del Principe on Map

Sight Name: Villa del Principe
Sight Location: Genoa, Italy
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Genoa Top Museums, Part 2  

Walking Tours in Genoa, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Genoa

Create Your Own Walk in Genoa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Genoa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Genoa Top Museums, Part 2

Genoa Top Museums, Part 2

Buildings of unique architecture, historical edifices with lots of stories to tell, pieces of art, sea attractions and cultural delights is what you will see when taking this tour through some of the most appreciated museums in the Ligurian region, such as Villa del Principe, Museo di Palazzo Reale and Galata Museo del Mare.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Genoa Top Museums, Part 1

Genoa Top Museums, Part 1

Genoa, as a breathing cultural city, is rich in interesting and captivating museums. A whole new number of beautiful sights open up to you when taking this walking tour through the most cherished and admired works of art: paintings, sculptures and ceramic creations.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices

A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Via Garibaldi Palaces Tour

Via Garibaldi Palaces Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 Km or 0.1 Miles