Starting from August 1 the Musei di Strada Nuova will increase their offer, opening from Tuesday to Sunday with a renewed and enlarged path.

The museum route goes through the exhibition spaces of Palazzo Bianco and reaches the noble floor of Palazzo Tursi, offering a visit to 35 exhibition halls.

Visitors can admire the works of art by the Genoese school of the 16th and first half of the 17th Century, the masterpieces of Palazzo Rosso, set in exhibition halls overlooking the museum’s garden and other important masterpieces by the Venetian School of the 16th Century. The visit includes the famous Ecce Homo by Caravaggio and the masterpieces by the Caravaggesques.

On the second floor of Palazzo Bianco visitors will have the possibility to admire the Masters of the Italian 16th Century, such as Filippino Lippi, the prestigious collection of Flemish and Nordic paintings from the 16th to the 18th Century, the Genoese paintings of the 17th Century and the collection of the Spanish artists of the 17th Century. The most important news is the setting of the other masterpieces of Palazzo Rosso, such as the two impressive portraits of Anton Giulio Brignole-Sale and his wife Paola Adorno and the Christ carrying the Cross  by Anton Van Dyck, the Portrait of a Young man by Dürer, the Madonna with Child and the young Saint John, the Incredulity of Saint Thomas and the Piper by Strozzi, which enrich the offer.

At Palazzo Doria Tursi visitors will find a selection of the Genoese painting until the 18th Century, with the masterpiece by Alessandro Magnasco Entertainment in Garden of Albaro in addition to one of the most renowned works realized by the neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova, the Penitent Magdalene.
In Paganini’s Halls at Palazzo Tursi, the famous Guarneri del Gesù, the violin belonged to Paganini, is kept.
The visit includes a remarkable collection of works of decorative arts, a  collection of coins,  of official weights and measures of the ancient Republic of Genoa.

It is necessary to book thought the site  at the following link in the section “tickets” “Online booking”, or directly through the website of Ticketone.

The museum route is one way and circular.

The access to the museum is possible for no more than two persons at a time, with due respect for social distance, except for families with minor children who can access together, the access for visitors will be staggered to ensure the distance of at least one 1,5 mt between people.

Before entering the building visitors have to:

1. wear the mask
2. sanitize hands
3. to check the body temperature: at the entrance of the museum has been set up a station equipped for measuring the body temperature in the manner indicated by the staff, will not be able to access the museum people with body temperature higher than 37.5
4. follow the social distancing rules and the path indicated within the museum.

For security reason visit devices’ and cloakroom services are temporarily suspended.

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

From Tuesday to Thursday: 10 am- 2 pm

Friday, Saturday e Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

Time (from 20th october 2020):
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

In case of RED hydrogeological alert issued by the Civil Protection, the Musei di Strada Nuova will be closed and all the scheduled events will be cancelled.


Bookings department

Reduced price: disabled visitors, over-65-years-old people UE Citizens
Free admission: 0- 18 years UE Citizens; people accompanying disabled visitors, residents in the Municipality of Genoa on Sunday

Free for residents in the Municipality of Genoa every Sunday, persons accompanying visitors with disabilities, EU citizens from 0 to 18 years old.

It is recommended to purchase online (pre-sale service 1.50)

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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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