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Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa 16126

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4.5 out of 5 (1,085 reviews)

This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and …

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Bristol Palace Hotel
Bristol Palace Hotel

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa 16121

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4.4 out of 5 (874 reviews)

Surrounded by stylish shops, this hotel is on Via XX Settembre, Genoa's picturesque main street. The Ducal Palace is a 2 …

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Hotel Continental Genova
Hotel Continental Genova

Via Arsenale di Terra 1, Genoa 16126

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4.4 out of 5 (693 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime …

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NH Genova Centro
NH Genova Centro

Via Martin Piaggio, 11, Genoa 16122

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4 out of 5 (352 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Parco della Villetta Di Negro and Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art. Palazzo …

£76
Starhotels President
Starhotels President

Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa 16129

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4.1 out of 5 (683 reviews)

Starhotels President stands in the Corte Lambruschini Business Center opposite the Genoa Brignole train station and 500 meter …

£88
Royal Suite
Royal Suite

Via Peschiera 15/2, Genoa 16122

Situated in Genoa, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Chiesa Evangelica Valdese di Genova and Chiossone Museum o …

£68
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 5, Genoa 16121

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4 out of 5 (366 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari, and Chiossone …

£63
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico

Via al Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa 16124

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4.2 out of 5 (278 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Palazzo di San Giorgio, National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace, an …

£80
Mercure Genova San Biagio
Mercure Genova San Biagio

Via Romairone, 14, Genoa 16163

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4.2 out of 5 (550 reviews)

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Villa Brignole Sale Duchessa di Galliera, Fiumara Shopping & Fun, and …

£63
Best Western Hotel Metropoli
Best Western Hotel Metropoli

P.zza Fontane Marose, Genoa 16123

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4.3 out of 5 (251 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palazzo Rosso and White Palace. Palazzo Ducale and Nationa …

£84
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Genoa’s White Palace (Palazzo Bianco)

Travel back in time to Genoa’s golden age by visiting the plush Palazzo Bianco, once the home of a wealthy family and now an art gallery. Sited on the elegant 16th-century street, Via Garibaldi, this historical palace is part of the Musei di Strada Nuova, a cluster of three palaces: Palazzo Tursi, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso.

Where to Stay near the White Palace (Palazzo Bianco)

Anyone with a passion for culture and history should find a place to stay near the White Palace, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From historic properties and lavish high-end hotels to characterful B&Bs and pocket-friendly hotels, there’s a wide variety of accommodation within easy reach of the White Palace.

History of the White Palace

Built in the 1500s by one of Genoa’s wealthiest families, the Palazzo Bianco then moved into the De Franchi family. In 1711, Federico De Franchi gave the palace to his creditor Maria Durazzo Brignole-Sale, who spruced-up the building to bring it up-to-date. It was then that the building became known as the White Palace due to the striking colour of its exterior. In 1899, the last member of the family, Maria Brignole-Sale, donated the palace and her art collection to the public to be used as an art gallery.

Visit the White Palace

A must for art fans, the White Palace is loaded with works by Flemish, Spanish and Italian artists from the 12th to the 17th century, including Caravaggio. Stand-out pieces include Portrait of a Lady by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Van Dyck’s Vertumno e Pomona, Rubens’ Venere e Marte (Venus and Mars) and a clutch of 15th-century religious icons. Italian painters featured in the gallery include Paolo Veronese and Filippino Lippi, while you’ll see Genoese painters Giovannia Benedetto Castiglione, Bernardo Strozzi, Valerio Castello and many more on display. A small rooftop terrace offers fabulous views of the city for a small fee, and when you buy your tickets to Palazzo Bianco, you also get entry to Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi on the same street.

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