The heart of medieval Genoa – bounded by Porta dei Vacca , the streets of Via Cairoli, Via Garibaldi and Via XXV Aprile, and Porta...
Flemish, Spanish and Italian artists feature at Palazzo Bianco . Rubens’ Venere e Marte (Venus and Mars) and Van Dyck’s Vertumna e...
Lavishly frescoed rooms in Palazzo Rosso are the backdrop for several portraits by Van Dyck of the local Brignole-Sale family. Other...
La Madeleine Café Teatro
Live bands blast their stuff from 10pm most nights at this energetic cafe-theatre-music bar.
After demolishing your €5 carton of takeaway trofie (short, twisted pasta) in pesto sauce, you’ll wonder why no one outside of Genoa...
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Lonely Planet review
This gallery's paintings are wonderfully displayed over four floors of the 16th-century Palazzo Spinola , once owned by the Spinola family, one of the Republic's most formidable dynasties. The main focus is Italian and Flemish Renaissance art of the so-called 'Ligurian School' (look out for Van Dyck, Rubens and Strozzi), but it's also worth visiting to gape at the decorative architecture.