Visit Palazzo Rosso
On the UNESCO World Heritage pedestrian street of Via Garibaldi, Palazzo Rosso is a historical palace in Genoa, Liguria, in northern Italy. What will strike you first is quite how red it really is. And when you get inside, the lavish decoration of stunning frescoes alone is worth the visit.
Stay near Palazzo Rosso
Make the most of your visit by staying near Palazzo Rosso in Genoa's historic old town. Luxury four- and five-star accommodation with rooftop swimming pools and full-service spas sit alongside independent historic hotels and cheap motels. Find a mid-range B&B near the Palazzo Rosso to get the inside scoop on where the locals go to eat and drink, and the best things to do while you’re in Genoa. Whatever you’re looking for, use Expedia’s search tools to find the best place for you to stay near Palazzo Rosso.
What to See in the Palazzo Rosso
This elegant palace is part of the Musei di Strada Nuova (Museums of New Street), which incorporates three neighbouring palaces: Palazzo Tursi, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso. The 17th-century mansion is crammed full of the furnishings and art collections of the Brignole-Sale family, collected over more than two centuries. Art lover or not, you’ll lose yourself in room after room of famous works by old masters on display here, including Van Dyck’s portraits of the Brignole-Sale family, Guido Reni’s San Sebastiano and Guercino’s La Morte di Cleopatra. There are also works by Veronese, Durer, Grechetto, Bernardo, Preti and Strozzi. Tickets to Palazzo Rosso also include entry to Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi.
Panoramic Views and Fine Dining
Art aside, Palazzo Rosso also boasts a lovely rooftop terrace and a hip restaurant. Head up to the palace's rooftop terrace to soak up 360-degree views over Genoa's historic centre, including Via Garibaldi. Don't leave without enjoying a bite to eat in the museum's swanky cafe and restaurant, overlooking the internal courtyard. While the cafe offers coffee, smoothies, sandwiches and pastries, the restaurant serves up a delicious mix of fish and pasta dishes, washed down with a good choice of wine.