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Palazzo di Luca Grimaldi (Palazzo Bianco)

Via Garibaldi - Strada Nuova (photo Studio Leoni)

Palace of Luca Grimaldi

The Palace

Palazzo Bianco is the most ancient but also the most recent of the palaces of "Strada Nuova": it was built between 1530 and 1540 for Luca Grimaldi, but only the two large statues of Jupiter and Janus that dominate the staircase remain of that residence. In 1711 it was purchased and renovated by Maria Durazzo Brignole Sale; then it became part of the impressive bequest of the Duchess of Galliera, Maria Brignole Sale De Ferrari, who in her will dated 1884 entrusted it to the Municipality of Genoa for "the development of a public gallery".

Why you should visit Palazzo Bianco

The collection of Palazzo Bianco, in addition to the works of art owned by the Municipality and those left by the Duchess of Galliera, has continued to be enriched by other donations and acquisitions by the Municipality of Genoa, ranging through Genoese, Venetian, Lombard, Flemish and Spanish paintings from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, and today it represents the most important art gallery in Liguria.



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