ROLLI NIGHT – Openings of the Genoese historic Palaces – Unesco Heritage
The last day of 2017 will be unforgettable! This year Genoa organizes a New Year's Eve dedicated to art, music and entertainment in the magic atmosphere of the city centre, involving the fabolous "Palazzi dei Rolli", ancient Palaces built between 16th/17th century and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006. For the last night of 2017, 8 of the most beautiful "Palazzi dei Rolli" will be open to visitors, offering guided tours and musical performances.
Thanks to special New Year’s Eve guided tours (paid tours to be booked in advance), it's possible to buy two types of tickets for two different guided tours:
- 1) Guided Tour to Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso e Palazzo Tursi. (tickets on sale at Via Garibaldi Bookshop or on Happyticket website). Appointment at the Palazzo Rosso atrium: 9.15 pm, 9.45 pm, 10.00 pm, 10.00 pm, 00.15 am, 00.45 am.
- 2) Guided Tour to the atrium of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino, Palazzo Brancaleone Grillo and Casa natale di Santa Caterina and Palazzo Gio Vincenzo Imperiale. In addition it will be possible to visit the atrium of Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Tursi and Palazzo della Meridiana. The guided tours will start from the IAT at Via Garibaldi: 9.00 pm (Italian and French), 9.15 pm (Italian and English), 9.30 pm, 9.45 pm, 10.00 pm (Italian). The visits have limited numbers. Tickets are sold exclusively online on Visitgenoa.it.
Info, costs and purchase: Special Rolli Night 39 euros (guided tour + aperitif + toast) - Guided tour and toast: 21 euros.
CONCERT IN PIAZZA DE FERRARI
At Piazza De Ferrari there will be a concert by the Italian band Ex-Otago. It will start at 11.30 p.m.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT PORTO ANTICO
At Porto Antico, Circumnavigando Festival, an International Festival about theatre and circus, will charm the public with its magic; the party will go on with a show dedicated to music starring with Radio NumberOne, in front of the seaside. From 9 p.m. dj set, then the great countdown to 2018! Special guest the Italian showman Ivan Cattaneo.
In the area of Porto Antico, on 31st of December La città dei bambini e dei ragazzi will be open for the entire night, from 9 p.m., with many activities, 50 interactive exhibits about science and technology and the special entertainment of Compagnia Teatro Scalzo, with clowns and artists.
AT PALAZZO DUCALE ART AND WINE WITH PABLO PICASSO AND RUBALDO MERELLO
On December 31st, at Palazzo Ducale the exhibitions "Picasso. Capolavori dal Museo Picasso, Parigi" and "Rubaldo Merello.Tra divisionismo e simbolismo" will be open with extended hours, until 2.00 am. Visitors will have the opportunity to spend a special New Year’ Eve, toasting in the magnificent palace among great works of art. Ticket office closes at 1 am.
TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE - VIA GARIBALDI. OPENING TIMES FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
On December 31st the Tourist information Office - Via Garibaldi will be open for the very first time with extended hours from 9 am to 11 pm.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT "PIAZZA DELLE ERBE"
The event is organized by CIV Genovino.
At 6 pm swing, blues and jazz music; at 10.30 pm Radio Gaga's concert (The Queen tribute) and New Year’s toast.
After midnight: DJ set with Alexenne, reggae music, 70s-80s dance revival.
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT AT TEATRO CARLO FELICE
Save the date for the 1st of January, 2018: the New Year's Concert will take place at Teatro Carlo Felice, at 4 p.m., with Dorian Wilson as director, Lukas Geniušas as pianist, Choir and Orchestra of the Theatre.