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Royal Palace Museum

Royal Palace Museum

The Balbi Family built the beautiful Royal Palace. The designs of Pier Francesco Cantone exhibit the palace. The palace served as a residence to the Balbi family, a savoy mansion and now it serves as a National Museum. It was built in the 17th century. The palace has a huge collection of some of the world's best paintings by renowned painters. 'Portrait of a Lady' and 'Crucifix' are the two most famous paintings in the palace. The palace is also adorned by beautiful terraces, gardens with exotic plants and risseu pebble mosaics in the inner courtyard.

Travelling to Genoa, Italy

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Renowned birthplace of Christopher Columbus and once one of the richest city of the world, Genoa is a historical port city in Northern Italy. It is the capital of Italy's Liguria region. The city is famous for playing a prominent role in maritime trade over many centuries. It is the sixth largest and the busiest city in Italy. Bynamed as 'La Superba' which means 'the proud one.' The name is given because of its illustrious past and beautiful landmarks. The rich heritage of Genoa in the fields of art, music, and cuisine allowed it to become one of the most loved places for travellers from all around the world. Some astonishingly beautiful churches and palaces add to the beauty of the port city. The structures hold numerous Renaissance and Rococo artworks. It is also home to many literary gems like Gabriello Chiabrera. Some eminent musicians such as Simone Molinaro and Cesare Pugni are also accredited to the beautiful city.

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Genoa Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

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How To Get Around?

Though it is a port city, but it has a well-equipped transportation system. You can use buses, cable cars, public elevators, rails, water bus line, etc. to explore the city. You can also opt for a daily ticket which gives access for whole day travel and is valid for 24 hours from initial stamping. From Genoa Airport use Volabus Shuttle.

What Should I Wear?

Wear anything which suits you and makes you feel comfortable. Italy is a fashion centre. People here have a great taste. You can wear denim, skirts, short dresses, jumpsuits, crop tops, t-shirts. Pair your attire with a cool and trendy pair of sneakers. Sneakers will help you explore the city comfortably. Men can wear capris and pair it with a vibrant coloured shirt or a t-shirt.

Genoa Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the city is late Spring through early winters. The weather during this time is delightful, and all the shops, cafes, restaurants are open all the time.



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How To Get There?

You can use railways, airways, buses to reach Genoa. Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport or the Genoa Airport is the main airport serving the city. The airport has direct connecting flights to some countries. The airport connects Genoa to almost all parts of the world.

Additional Info

Ligurian is the official language of Genoa. It is illegal for minors to smoke or purchase tobacco products.