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Palazzo Rosso

Sala della Primavera (photo F. Bussalino)

Palace of Francesco and Ridolfo Brignole Sale

The Palace

Palazzo Rosso, as it is traditionally called, is the magnificent residence built by the Brignole Sale family in the second half of the seventeenth century in Strada Nuova. It belonged to the family until 1874, when Maria Brignole Sale De Ferrari Duchess of Galliera, the last heir, donated it to the Municipality of Genoa  "to increase dignity and usefulness" of Genoa, and to celebrate her family's history forever.


Reasons to visit Palazzo Rosso

In addition to the splendid seventeenth-century frescoes and furnishings on the second noble floor, the palace houses the extraordinary art collection of Brignole Sale, with masterpieces such as the seven paintings by Van Dyck, including three family portraits, Veronese's Judith, Guido Reni's St. Sebastian, Guercino's Cleopatra, Bernardo Strozzi's Cook and many others.

Palazzo Rosso is a journey through the civilization of living of the Genoese nobility: over the centuries, new spaces have been decorated and furnished, creating a true encyclopedia of lifestyle that reaches up to the twentieth century.


To learn more about the history of the Palace, here is the link to the page on the Rolli e Strade Nuove website:

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