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Villa del Principe

Piazza del Principe 4, 16126, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 255509
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You gotta work hard to find this....

Because it's hiding in plain sight behind a horrible mess of intersecting roads, a central bus... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Margaret G
Chicago, United States
via mobile
A beautiful building

Elegance and sophistication rooms, very precious multitude of paintings, architecture make this... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Bucharest, Romania
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Villa del Principe - Palazzo di Andrea Doria is the richest and most sumptuos noble household of the city of Genoa, the Villa of the only Prince Genoa ever had. It was 1529 when Andrea Doria, skilful admiral and legendary man of arms, began the constructions that would have lead to the rise of this wonderful Villa overlooking the Gulf of Genoa. To live its splendour once again it is sufficient to stroll through its halls, in wonder in front of its amazing fresco paintings and incredible tapestries.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceiling” (2 reviews)
“architecture” (2 reviews)
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Piazza del Principe 4, 16126, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 255509
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Because it's hiding in plain sight behind a horrible mess of intersecting roads, a central bus stop, a cafe bar, and a very busy elevated roadway!! I had it included in my ticket for Pallazo Reale, and I'm glad did, but it seems the owners...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Elegance and sophistication rooms, very precious multitude of paintings, architecture make this building a priceless gem.

Thank Hoinara
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The place itself is wonderful and definitely worth visiting. Still, the garden (one of the reasons I had chosen to visit the place) is closed and the building requires some restoration.

Thank Andrada R
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

The Villa del Principe is fantastic. It is still private, so it costs 9 euro to visit; but it is absolutely worth it. The 15th and 16th century tapestries are fabulous. The fresco's and stucco are amazing, even as the gardens, which you can by...More

Thank MCC38
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The owner must have been very disappointed not to have made it on to the rolli! A few minutes walk from Principe Station, you can stroll in the gardens without entering the house which are very pretty but once again dominated by the autostrada. The...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This palazzo is a private museum with a hefty entrance fee (E 9,00) and and extra charge of 4 euros if you want to take photos (without flash). However, the light inside is so low that most of the pictures are hopelessly blurred. Still, its...More

Thank Bernard F
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Amazing grounds and incredible furniture art works and tapestries. Not to be missed people say Genova has no great attractions, well they are wrong. It's like saying the only great classical works are by Vivaldi or Chopin. There are dozens of other less famous but...More

1  Thank MrsWorldly
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This Palazzo was damaged during the war and is squeezed between the rail station and a thruway. It is rather decrepit inside and outside but retains an odd charm. Some beautiful tapestries are displayed and there is a valiant effort to revive what must have...More

1  Thank MILOUW
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I've also visit Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome, and both are amazing. If you like art, arhitecture visit this spledid villa.

Reviewed 23 June 2013

It's been a long time since I last visited this museum and unfortunately this most recent trip was disappointing. Previously the museum offered an audio guide which was essential to understanding the beautiful frescoes, works of art and the history, but it's been discontinued. I...More

3  Thank AnnArborMHT
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