There are various museums, art galleries and exhibitions in town along with civic museums (Comune di Genova museums). There are also two national museums and many private ones.
The municipal facilities are well-structured in a complex framework of museums, libraries, and archives all belonging to the Town council and organized over more than twenty sites
Some museums are organized in centres providing coordinated activities:
The network of the Municipal structures is also present on a website of all Genoa Town Museums where you can find both a detailed description of what the museums offer and also real time information about the cultural events of the area: a service providing daily information about the initiatives, exhibitions, shows, meetings and everything that takes place in the town museums.
Furthermore all the museum, art gallery, library and town archive websites have a common surfing structure concerning information, publications, links to other sites dealing with cultural heritage and so on. This connection reinforces the idea of a network of coordinated museum sites which enables the surfer to have easy access to all information.
Disabled access has been checked by Terre di Mare Association. Consult the webpage http://www.terredimare.it/schede_vi... of our Museums.
Via Garibaldi, 11 - Genova
An important collection of European, Italian and Genoese paintings from the XV to the XVIII century: near the exquisite masterpieces by Italian (Caravaggio, Veronese), Flemish (Hans Memling. Gerard David, Jean Provost, Rubens, Van Dyck), Dutch (Steen), French (Vouet, Lancret) and Spanish (Zurbaràn, Murillo), painters, a wide collection of Genoese paintings from the XVI and XVIII century (Magnasco, Cambiaso, Strozzi, Piola) stands out. The Byzantine banner (1261) is very remarkable.
Opening time: Tues-Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 7pm.
Via Garibaldi 18 - Genova
A luxurious group of frescoes by the greatest Ligurian painters of the XVII century and precious furnishings, stands out the magnificent picture gallery with paintings collected over two centuries by by the Brignole-Sale family. The exhibition of the gallery shows paintings by: Veronese, Guercino, Strozzi, Grechetto, Carbone, Van Dyck, Dürer and many others.
Opening time:Tues-Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 7pm.
Via Garibaldi 9 - Genova
The Palace was built in the "Century of the Genoese" and houses the official state rooms of the Mayor as well as an extension of the Palazzo Bianco gallery. In its monumental rooms you can see very famous pieces such as Guarneri del Gesù, the violin that belonged to Paganini, a remarkable collection of decorative artworks, a coin collection and also a collection of the official weights and measures of the old Republic of Genoa.
Opening Time: Tues-Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 7pm.
Piazza Sarzano 35R - Genova
The Museum is inside the Middle Age (XIII century) Augustinian convent complex .It shows sculptures, Italian and Liguria frescoes and tombstones dating back from the X to the XVIII century. Along with works by F.M. Schiaffino, V. Castello, Domenico Piola, Luca Cambiaso, F. Parodi,there are masterpieces by Giovanni Pisano, Pierre Puget and Antonio Canova. The Topographic Collection, a collection of maps from different ages and of great historical importance, is particularly remarkable.
Opening time: Tue-Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 7pm.
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Piazza San Lorenzo - Genova
In the vaults of the San Lorenzo Cathedral there are masterpieces of jewellery and sacred art from the XI to the XIX century as well as extremely important artistic silverware connected with the cult of the Cathedral and the history of the town. Amongthe most remarkable pieces are: the Holy Basin; the Byzantine Cross of Zaccaria; the Urn holding the Ashes of St John the Baptist and many other objects concerning the cult of St John the Baptist .
Opening time: Mon-Sat 9am -12am/3pm - 6pm. Sun. closed.
Villa Saluzzo Serra - Via Capolungo 3 - Genova Nervi
The Gallery is derived from the nucleus Prince Odone di Savoia’s collection, later enriched by further legacies and purchases. It is housed in the XVII century Villa Saluzzo in Nervi, where are exhibited over 2500 artworks such as paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings dating from the XIX century to modern times. Among the numerous artists exhibited are: Ernesto Rayper, Tammar Luxoro, Renato Guttuso.
Opening time: Tue-Sun 10am - 7pm. Monday closed.
Villa Grimaldi Fassio, Via Capolungo 9 - Genova Nervi
Since 1993 the museum has had its seat in Nervi, in the XVIII century Villa Grimaldi Fassio, of the XVIII century, bought by the Town Council in 1979. The remarkable XIX - XX century art collections of the Frugone brothers consist of paintings, sculptures and drawings by Italian and foreign artists working between the second half of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century. Among the artists exhibited here are: Bistolfi, Fontanesi, Mancini, Messina, Segantini, Signorini, Boldini, Rubino, Milesi, Tito, Michetti and Sorolla y Bastida.
Opening time:Tue-Fri 9am - 7pm. Sat and Sun 10am- 7pm. Monday closed.
Via Mafalda di Savoia, 3 - Genova Nervi
The Museum is housed a refined Genoese style Villa in Nervi dating back to the XVI_XVII century, since 1951 the museum has exhibited the collections of the Luxoro family: paintings, furniture, furnishings, pottery, silverware, mirrors, engraved frames, ancient fabrics; a collection of precious items deriving from production mainly dating back to Liguria in XVII- XVIII century; a collection of old long cased clocks, a collection of XVII and XVII century Nativity scene replicas; a collection of paintings by the Genoese school of the XVIII century.
Opening time: Tue-Fri 9am - 1pm, Sat 10am -1pm.
Sunday and Monday closed.
Via J. Ruffini 3 - Genova
The Villa Croce Museum boasts an artistic heritage with more than 3.000 Italian and foreign artworks of the period 1939-1980; mid-900 Genoese and Liguria art, Italian graphic art from the mid-XX century and it houses the great Maria Cemuschi Ghiringhelli collection of abstractionism with over two hundred works by the most important Italian artists. The library and the archive are open to visitors.
Opening time: Tue-Fri 9am - 6.30pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 6.30pm.
Collections: Mon-Fri 9-13, Sat 10-13
Palazzo Bianco, Via Garibaldi, 11 - Genova
A study centre and an exhibition centre with exceptional collections of fabrics, that was set up by the Town Council in collaboration with the Monuments and Fine Arts Office. Visitors will be shown laces, old clothes, damasks, velvet and wrought fabrics dating back from the XVI and the XIX century, all of remarkable artistic value.
Opening time: Tues-Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 7pm.
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