Palazzo Tursi

It hosts the Paganinian relics and the famous Guarneri del Gesu violin
Palazzo  tursi Genoa Via Garibaldi

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

Palazzo Tursi – Palazzo Grimaldi, later Doria Tursi, an elegant example of Mannerist architecture, is the grandest private residence built within the city walls in the 16th century and today is the seat of the Municipality of Genoa.

Connected to Palazzo Bianco via the hanging garden which preserves significant remains of the fourteenth-century church of San Francesco, it expands the exhibition itinerary with paintings dating from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Among the most significant authors, Gregorio De Ferrari and Alessandro Magnasco.

The rooms on the main floor overlooking the monumental loggia courtyard host a rich display of decorative and applied art works (17th-century tapestries in gold and silver thread, antique furniture, Genoese and Ligurian ceramics), the famous collection of coins, of the official weights and measures of the ancient Republic of Genoa, the Paganinian relics and the famous Guarneri del Gesu violin.

Via Garibaldi 9, 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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