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The bustling port is calling you to explore its fantastic museum of the late sixteenth century- the Palace of Doge or 'Palazzo Ducale'. Book the tickets, pack your luggage and take a direct flight to this grandeur and splendid architecture.
Insights of Doge's Palace
Located in the northern part of the city, Palazzo Ducale hones the doges of Genoa once. Turned into a museum; it exhibits replicas of the medieval era and hosts meetings, festivals, shows, conferences, concerts, and activities. This hidden attraction of Italy features a hotel, café, restaurant, and a bookstore. This grand palace was built in the Mannerist style of the late sixteenth century. It is famous for its high profile exhibitions, temporary art displays and small galleries in its high atrium. The main floor highlights the frescoed hall of the Minor Consiglio and Maggior while the second level serves home to a colossal museum with temporary exhibitions of rotating schedule.
Situated in the center of Genoa, the Piazza De Ferrari reflects a perfect fusion of modern and historical center. Famous for its serene and beautiful fountains, this central square is the hub of renowned building and structures of the city. It provides an overlook of Theatre Carlo Felice, stock exchange building, the palace of Duke of Galliera and Raffaele De Ferrari, Palazzo Ducale and Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts. It is known for the trading of its traditional products and cuisines. The marketplace hosts several events and carnivals and themed fairs for the last two centuries.
Located next to Piazza De Ferrari, the Piazza Matteotti offers a façade and main entrance to Palazzo Ducale. It is the main square of Genoa which provides the overlook of the church of the Gesu and palace of the Archbishop. The t-shaped square features the Palazzo Ducale in its side wings, Curia building to its north-west and Port Soprana to its south-west allowing the access to the ancient gateway of the city walls. It is the most popular tourist destination in Italy which hosts the majority of events and festivals with great pomp and shows. Featuring a wide range of products and stores, the market seems to be a paradise for shopaholics.
How to Get Tickets?
Purchase the tickets through this website at an affordable price. You can also buy the tickets at the counter available there. The palace of Doge provides free entrance to the children below the age of eleven. However, the booking will save your time and money as well.
How To Get Around?
Explore the palace of Doge on foot. It offers you the pleasuring glimpse of peasant landscapes with stellar and mind-boggling exhibitions and events.
What Should I Wear?
Comfortable attire provides a leisure trip. Take the clothes which are easy to carry and cozy to wear. Pack light weighted and soft fabric clothes like tees, shirts, jeans and so on. Moreover, breezy long dress, jumpsuits, and tunics will look fabulous with stylish accessories. Include a cardigan, layer, jacket, sweater, or hoodie for winter months as they are extreme chill. Prefer to have a long fabric, sarong, or a scarf.
Best Time to Visit
The palace of Doge opens at 8:30 am and closes by 7:00 pm. However, summers offer a perfect climate and pleasant surroundings to explore the palace.
Will I Need a Guide?
This website serves as the best guide for this tour with detailed and comprehensive information.
How To Get There?
Genoa is the historic port city. You can enjoy its ferry services. It takes about eight hours to get in from Barcelona crossing Grandi Navi Veloci. It offers direct route Olbia, Palermo, Valletta, Bastia, Tunis, and Tangir. Cristoforo Colombo International Airport serves multiple of airlines across the world. Book the tickets and fly directly to the city. It is easy to get from the train as Rome, Milan, Florence and Turin provide easily accessible rail service to Genoa's main railway stations, Principe and Brignole. Palazzo Ducale is at a ten-minute walking distance from Genoa Brignore Station and fifteen minutes from Principe Station. Moreover, you can also travel by bus and cars. Genoa offers several modes to move around the city. You can explore the sites by bus at affordable fares. For the convenient trip, prefer to use the official app of local public transits. You can also hire self-drive car for leisure tour. Furthermore, walking is good to choose from nearby areas.
Do not touch the exhibits and displays. Help the museum department to keep it safe. Museum tickets allow your access to café, gift shops, restrooms, library, and exhibit galleries. It strictly prohibits monopods, tripods, flashes or photography. However, you can carry cell phones and cameras inside the museum but should not use in the exhibition areas. The Lost and Found center is available in the museum for your convenience. Moreover, it is advisory to download the official app of the museum in your cell phone from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Be aware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables and belongings.