A city of art and culture

There are more than 20 museums in the city, every one hosts exhibitions, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

The main one is the Polo Museale di Strada Nuova in Via Garibaldi. Here the City Hall (Palazzo Tursi) and the neighbouring Palazzo Rosso and Bianco host masterpieces by the Flemish, Italian and Genoese Schools together with a Numismatic Collection of Genoese coins, the DVJ Centre (Damasc, Velvet and Jeans), the Ceramic Collection and, the real jewel of the Museum, the famous Cannon, the exceptional Guarnieri del Gesù violin which belonged to Nicolò Paganini.

Not far away is Palazzo Spinola di Pellicceria, a historic mansion later turned into museum and today hosting the Galleria Nazionale with a rich collection of paintings, among which there are masterpieces by Rubens, Antonello da Messina and Barnaba da Modena.

In Via Balbi is Palazzo Reale ( Royal Palace ), another example of a former historic residence, hosting a rich collection.