Genoa, private walking and guided tour of the Royal Palace (Palazzi Rolli)

Tour Description.

Explore the Palazzo Reale, built in the 17th century by the Balbi family, based on the designs of Pier Francesco Cantone. One of the largest architectural complexes in Genoa, its reception halls are decorated with frescoes, stuccos, paintings, sculptures, furniture and furnishings belonging to the noble and royal families who lived there.

The vaulted ceilings of the salons and galleries are frescoed by some of the greatest names in Baroque and Rococo art. Among the more than 100 paintings on display are works by the greatest Genoese artists of the 17th century. There are also masterpieces by Anton Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Guercino, Luca Giordano, Ferdinand Voet and Bassano.

See some of the most sumptuous residences built by the aristocratic Genoese families on guided tour of the Palazzi dei Rolli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built during the Golden Century, the grounds include splendid open staircases, courtyards, and loggias overlooking gardens.

The Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli in Genoa’s historic center date from the late 16th and early 17th centuries when the Republic of Genoa was at the height of its financial and seafaring power. Discover the palaces positioned on different levels that were part of a network of public lodgings for state visits, as decreed by the Senate of the Republic of Genoa in 1576.


  • Private Group


  • Single-language local guide
  • Royal Palace Entrance Ticket


  • 10:00 a.m. Meet the guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace, via Balbi, 10 ,Genoa
  • 13:00 End of tour


If the visitor cancels at least 2 days before the scheduled departure they will receive a 100% refund

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