Genoa Top Museums, Part 1 (Self Guided), Genoa

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.
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Genoa Top Museums, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Genoa Top Museums, Part 1
Guide Location: Italy » Genoa (See other walking tours in Genoa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: ChristineCu
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Museo della Storia del Genoa

1) Museo della Storia del Genoa

The Museum of history of Genoa is the name of the multimedia museum that presents the history of the Genova Cricket and Football Club. The museum - which officially opened on June 5, 2009 - has an exhibition area organized with a thematic trail / timeline. In 2008 there were already great expectations with the exhibition of a sporting and historical documentary entitled Football.
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Galleria Nazionale Di Palazzo Spinola

2) Galleria Nazionale Di Palazzo Spinola (must see)

Palazzo Spinola was established as an edifice in 1593, upon the will of Francesco Grimaldi. It now houses, since 1958, Palazzo Spinola National Gallery. Here you can see pieces of art by well-known people of culture, some of them being Van Dyck, Rubens and Agostino. Superb paintings, historic furniture, frescoes and ceramic works can be admired in the gallery. Also, the bookstore on the ground floor makes it possible for you to acquire publications on The Palazzo Spinola National Gallery.
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Galleria di Palazzo Bianco

3) Galleria di Palazzo Bianco (must see)

"For the formation of a public gallery": with these words, in her testament of 1884, the Duchess dedicated the Gallery of the Palace as a public space, with the intention to increase its collection yet further. This constituted the first nucleus of the civic museum. The gallery offers a panorama of European painting from the 12th century to the 17th century, with a large prevalence of Genoese, Flemish, French and Spanish painters. Of the 13th and 16th century, works are shown by authors such as Barnaba da Modena, Ludovico Brea and Luca Cambiaso (including La Madonna della candela). 16th century paintings include work by Paolo Veronese from the Venetian school, and Filippino Lippi of Florence. Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 16th to 18th century feature Rubens (including Venus and Mars) and Van Dyck (including Vertummo and Pomona). Notable Spanish artists of the 17th century included are Zurbaran, Murillo and Ribera.

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Oriental Art Gallery "Edoardo Chiossone"

4) Oriental Art Gallery "Edoardo Chiossone" (must see)

The Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art in Genoa is an important collection of Asian art, one of the most significative collections in Europe and in Italy, along with museums of Venice and Rome. The museum possesses a huge collection (over 15,000 pieces) of Edoardo Chiossone, who spent 23 years (1875-1898) in Japan. The exhibition shows many objects and artworks from Japan and China, like sculptures, porcelain pieces, bronze vessels, prints, masks, Samurai armours and helmets. It is situated inside Villetta Di Negro, a public park in the centre of Genoa, next to Piazza Corvetto and overlooking the historical centre and Via Garibaldi.

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Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti‎

5) Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti‎ (must see)

Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts in Genova, founded in 1751, combines the functions of an artistic training school and a museum. The Museum of the Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts in Genova, founded in 1980 upon the initiative of Gianfranco Bruno, exhibits a pretty large number of spectacular works of art, such as those by De Ferrari, Baciccia and Cambiaso. Its doors are always open, free of charge, for visitors who want to be delighted by beautiful sculptures, paintings or ceramic creations, starting with the 14th century. It is located in Palazzo dell'Accademia.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm;
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Genova Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura‎

6) Genova Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura‎

Genova Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura is a cultural center in the Ligurian region - Genova. It is the only place in the city where you can find different types of art under the same roof, namely: jazz, photography, poetry, robotics and cinema, each having a special room arranged according to its requirements. Thematic exhibitions are always organized in the Genova Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura‎ in a unique kind of way.
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Sant'Agostino Museum

7) Sant'Agostino Museum (must see)

The Sant'Agostino Museum is located in the Augustinian monastery dating back to the thirteenth century. It is the main sculpture museum in Liguria, the only one that allows the visitor to take a full path in the world of sculpture from the Middle Ages to modern Genoese (with some fascinating digressions into the French, Roman, Lombard and Tuscan cultural spheres). Its collections are also rich in frescoes and monumental paintings, making the visit articulated, varied and full of cross references.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 7 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 7:30 pm;
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Genoa Natural History Civic Museum

8) Genoa Natural History Civic Museum

Museum of Natural History in Genoa is an important national museum. It is named after James Doria, who was its founder and director for over forty years. The Museum established itself as the most important in Italy on the subject of Invertebrates, becoming the National Museum for Insects. All insect collections made by Italian military and scientific expeditions, including colonial Libya, Somalia, Abyssinia and Cyrenaica are sent here. At the same time, the museum provides a great collection of specialized books and magazines on animals, especially insects, becoming the largest Italian library on the subject.
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Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum

9) Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum

Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum is one of the main museums of Genova, organized in an elegant 19th century building of Neoclassical architecture. It is open to the public, and is situated in a park with a sea view. Its opening is fairly recent and dates back to 1985. Exhibitions of contemporary art and graphics, over three thousand works of painting, sculpture, collage, photography and illustrations are displayed at the Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum.

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