The Villa

The building of the Luxoro Museum, as well as its furnishings, became the property of the Municipality of Genoa in 1946, thanks to the legacy of its last owner, Matteo. Without any direct heir, he ordered its transformation into a public museum in memory of his nephew Giannettino Luxoro, who had died prematurely during World War I.
Surrounded by the greenery of the last stretch of the parks of Nervi, this beautiful villa in the area of Capolungo overlooking the sea was built in 1903 by Matteo’s elder brother, engineer Pietro Luxoro, who had been inspired by the models of 17th and 18th-century Genoese architecture.
From the beginning, this holiday residence was actually conceived as precious exhibition space, internally decorated with stuccoes and frescoes of historicist taste, where to house the art collections purchased from the second half of the 19th century by the Luxoros, the Genoese family of the famous painter Tammar, paternal uncle of Pietro.
The preferences of these passionate art collectors were mainly in the field of decorative arts and, particularly, Ligurian production from the 17th and 18th centuries; still, the museum also features pieces of a different nature and origin.
  • The Villa/2
  • The Villa backside
  • Ground floor living room
  • Staircase
  • First floor living room
  • Hall
  • Bedroom