Musei di Strada Nuova
Skirting the northern edge of what was once the city limits, pedestrianised Via Garibaldi (formerly called the Strada Nuova) was planned...
Lavishly frescoed rooms in Palazzo Rosso are the backdrop for several portraits by Van Dyck of the local Brignole-Sale family. Other...
Flemish, Spanish and Italian artists feature at Palazzo Bianco . Rubens’ Venere e Marte (Venus and Mars) and Van Dyck’s Vertumna e...
La Madeleine Café Teatro
Live bands blast their stuff from 10pm most nights at this energetic cafe-theatre-music bar.
It's a testament to Italy's unswerving gastronomic quality that even the museum cafes are top-notch. M-Cafe in the grand lobby of the...
Palazzo Doria-Tursi information
Lonely Planet review
Tickets must be purchased at the bookshop inside Palazzo Doria-Tursi . The palace’s Sala Paganiniana has a small but absorbing collection of legendary violinist Niccolò Paganini’s personal effects. Pride of place goes to his ‘Canone’ violin, made in Cremona in 1743. One lucky musician gets to play the maestro’s violin during October’s Paganiniana festival. Other artefacts on show include letters, musical scores and his travelling chess set. The palace has housed Genoa’s town hall since 1848.