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The Magnificent Genoese Residences of the 1500s

An itinerary that illustrates some of the Palazzi dei Rolli, the sumptuous residences built by the richest and most powerful families of Genoa during the Golden Age (between the 16th and 17th centuries) which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006, and the history of Genoa.

This network of private dwellings served a unique representative role through their inclusion in the "Rolli", an official list of public lodging palaces for state visits. Kings, princes, diplomats and ambassadors - all guests of State of the Republic of Genoa - once found hospitality in these residences.
These luxurious, elegantly decorated dwellings did not fail to catch the eye of refined artists such as the great Flemish painter Rubens, who in the early 1600s published a collection of drawings of the palaces, which he regarded as model examples of noble dwellings.


Tour takes place every Saturday at 3.00pm, starting point Tourist Information Centre via Garibaldi 12red 

Duration: 2h30

The tour takes place in two languages (Italian and english) with a bilingual guide

N.B. On the occasion of the event Rolli Days, the tour is suspended


PricesFull price € 14,00; Reduced (children 12-18 y.o. and adults over 65): € 12,00; Children under 12 y.o.: free.

Tickets can be purchased no later than 24 hours before the tour


Please show up at the starting point a few minutes before the departure of the tour

The purchased items will not be refunded in any way. A refund is foreseen only in case the service is not provided for reasons directly attributable to Comune di Genova.

In the event of a ‘red’ or "orange" weather alert, following a Mayor's order , the tour is not guaranteed .


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