Palazzo Bianco

With its 47 exhibition halls, it is the main art gallery of Liguria
Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo dei Rolli Via Garibaldi

Palazzo Bianco in Via Garibaldi (go to route 1) is part of the Museums of Strada Nuova in Genoa and belongs to the System of the Palazzi dei Rolli, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco (go to the historical insight).

Of sixteenth-century origin, it was rebuilt in 1711 for the Brignole-Sale family, who in 1884 linked it to the city of Genoa.

Inaugurated in 1892 as a civic museum, it reopened in 1950 with the exemplary layout by Franco Albini.

With its 47 exhibition halls, it is the main art gallery of Liguria; its collections, rich in Flemish (Memling, David, Van Cleve, Rubens, Van Dyck), Italian (Filippino Lippi, Veronese, Caravaggio, Procaccini), Genoese (Cambiaso, Strozzi, Assereto, Borzone, Fiasella, Gio Andrea and Gregorio De Ferrari, Valerio Castello, Grechetto, Gaulli, Domenico Piola, Magnasco) and Spanish (Zurbaran, Murillo), document the evolution of figurative culture in Genoa from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

The exhibition itinerary ends emphatically with Antonio Canova‘s Penitent Magdalene, one of the artist’s most significant works.

The mezzanine floor is reserved for the DVJ Damasco Velluto Jeans – Fabric and Fashion Study Center and hosts exhibitions and events dedicated to textile art (go to the historical insight).

Via Garibaldi 11, Genova

Visit museum website for more informations on opening and closing times

Tickets: full price € 9; reduced € 7 (disabled, over 65 EU citizens, Ducale Card holders). Museum card. Free admission for all EU citizens from 0 to 18 years, disabled companions, Sundays for residents of the Municipality of Genoa, national tourist guides with card, teachers and students of the faculties of architecture, cultural heritage, literature and philosophy, academies of beauty arts from the University of Genoa, education sciences and degree courses in literature or literary subjects with an archaeological or historical-artistic focus, ICOM members, teachers with a school card. Groups or groups of students from EU public and private schools, by reservation

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