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Phone Number: 0105572903
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The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy.


The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy.

On July 13, 2006, forty-two of eighty subscribers to 'Palazzi dei Rolli' or rolls' palaces were entered by the special committee UNESCO meeting in Vilnius (Lithuania) between the members. About 10 million euro was spent on their restoration in the 1990s with the use of public and private capital.

On January 20, 2007, a plaque was placed by UNESCO at the beginning of Via Garibaldi on the grounds that it inserts the description of Palazzi dei Rolli within the world heritage listing:

The largest homes, various in shape and distribution, that were chosen at random in the lists (rolli) to host visits of state. The buildings, often built on sloping land, formed of a stepped atrium - courtyard - staircase - garden and rich interior decorations, express a singular social and economic identity and commencement of modern age urban architecture in Europe.

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Rolli Days

My husband and I spent the afternoon exploring this area during the Rolli Days in October. The place was crowded with locals and tourists. It was fascinating to see the palaces... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I spent the afternoon exploring this area during the Rolli Days in October. The place was crowded with locals and tourists. It was fascinating to see the palaces and mansions that the wealthy people lived in during the opulent days of Genova.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was fortunate to visit on a weekend when all the rolli palaces were free so spent a very enjoyable few hours going from one to another. Each one had its one charm and was different styles

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

what an amazing Palazzo - totally wonderful- each room is beautiful & the Garden is also superb with amazing views over Porto Antico

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

we came on purpose for the 2 days of opening of the palaces, it was above our expectations .amazing interiors , very good tour guides , important pieces of art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This UNESCO site was created by wealthy merchant families who used their villas to exhibit their prestige. Actually a collection of palaces including one of which has a cherub in its portico showing his bare behind to the rival neighbor's facade.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

All three Palazzi (Bianco, Rosso and Tursi) are spectacular buildings, and well worth their Unesco World Heritage grading. Certainly worth the visit, and the ticket was good value at €9 for all three. The one point worth making though is that they are all really art galleries inside. OK if you are an art enthusiast, but a little disappointing if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Wonderful palaces legacy of a glorious past. I found particolarly interesting Strada Nuova and their museums: Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso an Tursi. Worth to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

All the palaces are spectacular (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) but take time to visit palazzi Bianco, Rosso, Tursi and Spinola to see the great interiors and wonderful art. A combined ticket is available from the nearby Visit Genoa shop/office.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was a fascinating palace to view and an interesting lesson in the history of Genoa. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Three separate palaces, really impressive. Inside mainly paintings collection, with Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters. Lushly decorated rooms, nice gardens. A real must when in Genova.

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