The top museums
Genoa is a city amazingly rich in attractions, history, art and architectural treasures, a fascinating mix of traditional and modern. For those who plan to explore the city’s artistic beauties, here is our list of the must-see sights and museums.
Via Garibaldi and Strada Nuova Museums
Listed among the Unesco World Heritage Sites, Via Garibaldi or Strada Nuova, also known as Via Aurea for its lavishly decorated buildings, is home to the three city-owned historic buildings and museums: Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi.
It is one of Genoa’s best-known historic buildings, which houses major modern and contemporary art exhibitions.
Museum of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo
Genoa’s imposing Cathedral features a beautiful Genoese Gothic-style facade.
It is Genoa’s main tourist attraction. Inaugurated in 1992, in the Old Port area, it is Italy’s largest aquarium and Europe’s second largest after Valencia.
Galata Maritime Museum
It is the Mediterranean area’s largest maritime museum, dedicated to the history of navigation.