Since 2004, the Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi – the three historical, municipally-owned stately homes in the 16th-century Strada Nuova – constitute a continuous exhibition devoted to ancient art: the Museums of Strada Nuova. The Palazzo Rosso, historical residence of the Brignole Sale family, and the Palazzo Bianco, a prestigious art gallery, have been open to the public since the end of the 19th century; the Palazzo Tursi, the seat of the Municipality, hosts a museum as well as cultural and official events.
Joint in a continuous exhibition path, the three buildings retain their own specific historical features and collections, transforming the Strada Nuova into a real ‘museum-street’: a masterpiece of the Genoese architectural and residential tradition, with a cultural establishment unique in size, features, quality and prestige.
The Museums of Strada Nuova also provide cafeteria services and bookshops

Strada Nuova - Palazzi dei Rolli

The entire road plan of Strada Nuova, a residential area of Genoese aristocracy, is unique in the world for its architectural and urban-planning quality. Its outstanding monumental appearance has always amazed Italian and foreign visitors alike; to painter Peter Paul Rubens, its buildings even became a model of housing civilisation to be promoted among his contemporaries. Thanks to the spectacular lobbies, frescoed halls, gardens, monumental nymphaea and art collections, its palaces have been granted the status of “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO.

The Duchessa's apartments refer to the rooms fitting out up to November 2015

Opening hours

SUMMER TIME (27 March - until  6 October)
Tuesday  to Friday 9 am - 7 pm;
Saturday and Sunday  10 am - 7.30 pm;
Closed: Monday

WINTER TIME (8 October - March)
Tuesday  to Friday 9 am - 6.30 pm;
Saturday and Sunday  9.30 am - 6.30 pm;
Closed: Monday

Bookings department

The ticket includes visit to Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco e Palazzo Tursi and exhibitions
  • Full price €  9,00
  • Reduced price €  7,00 (>65 anni, agreement and groups)
  • Free admission:  UE citizens  0 - 18 years and to residents in the city of Genua on Sunday
  • Schools:  free admission; booking is recommended
The cost of the ticket may vary during special events or thematic exhibitions.

Video guides in Italian, English, French: €  5,00

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Accessibility, reservations and useful info

Palazzo Rosso
The main entrance is accessible.
The exhibition is based on two floors with lift access to all levels, including the panoramic rooftop, which is only partially accessible due to some steps.
A wheelchair is available for use. Please ask a member of staff who will be able to assist.

Palazzo Bianco
The exhibition is based on three floors with lift access. The whole exhibition area is accessible.
Part of the exhibition is located in the adjacent Palazzo Tursi.
In the Didactic Room there is a Girox table, a revolving table where blind people can sit and experience all the vases on display through touch.
A wheelchair is available for use; booking is recommended.

Palazzo Tursi
The Palazzo Tursi exhibition can be accessed via the adjacent Palazzo Bianco.
The Reception Hall is equipped with a magnetic induction sound system for hearing-impaired people using hearing aids or cochlear implants with phone coil or T-coil.
A magnetic induction sound system has also been installed in the public area of the City Council Hall.

How to book: 
Info and booking:
- Marketing Office
Ph . +39 010 557 4819

- Museum Shop
Ph. and fax +39 010 2759185
e-mail :

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Useful info: 
Museum Shop
Via Garibaldi, 25 rosso
Ph. e fax +39 010 2759185

Mcafè rosso
Via Garibaldi, 18
Ph. +39 010 5969698

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Ph. + 39 010 5572193
fax + 39 010 5572269

Piero Boccardo
Ph. +39 010 5572198

Raffaella Besta
Loredana Pessa
Margherita Priarone

Loan and Restorations
Raffaella Besta
Ph. +39 010 5572387
Prints and Drawings cabinet
Margherita Priarone
Ph. +39 010 5572196
The Civic Textile and Ceramics Collections
Loredana Pessa
Ph. +39 010 5572254