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Palazzi dei Rolli Tours

Palazzi dei Rolli
Genoa’s Palazzi dei Rolli are a group of 42 residences, built between the 16th and 18th centuries, that were listed on the city’s register. When notable guests came to visit Genoa on a state visit, a lottery was used to determine which palace would host the guest. Today, these palaces—out of 163 total homes—are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Basics
The private mansions and palaces of the Palazzi dei Rolli belonged to the most distinguished Genoese families and were an early example of cooperative urban planning. Most hop-on hop-off tours of Genoa make a stop at one or more of the grand edifices as well as other top attractions in the city including Piazza de Ferrari and Via XX Settembre. For a more personalized experience, opt for a private sightseeing tour of Genoa and get an in-depth look at its rich history.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Palazzi dei Rolli are a must-visit for architecture lovers and history buffs.
  • If exploring inside the palaces, expect to spend one to two hours per residence perusing the exhibits.
  • The palaces and mansions are located throughout the city so wear comfortable shoes to explore Genoa’s cobblestoned streets.
  • Visit the tourist information center on Via Garibaldi for more information on each individual palace of the Palazzi dei Rolli group.
  • Genoa is known to be rainy, so tote an umbrella while exploring.

How to Get There
The residences of Palazzi dei Rolli are scattered throughout Genoa’s city center within 10 minutes walking of each other. You can take the metro to the Darsena stop or hop aboard a number of city buses to reach the city center. The most prominent palaces are located on Via Garibaldi, Via Lomellini, and Via Balbi.

When to Get There
The Palazzi dei Rolli are open at varying times but generally they are open from 9am to the late afternoon or early evening Tuesday through Sunday. Genoa is busiest between May and September. To avoid large crowds, visit the city during spring and autumn, when the weather is pleasant.

The Best Palazzi dei Rolli to Visit
Out of 163 Palazzi dei Rolli, it can be hard to choose which to explore. While most are now converted into banks or offices, a few are open to the public. Try the palaces along the Strade Nuove, which include Palazzo Doria Tursi, Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso, and the Royal Palace of Genoa.

Address: Via Garibaldi, 12r, Genoa 16124, Italy
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off TourBus Tours

Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See all the highlights of the beautiful coastal city of Genoa with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket good for 48 hours. Enjoy great views of the city from the open-air top of a double-decker bus as you listen to commentary about the city and what you’re seeing. Get on at any of the 8 stops, and hop off any time you want to explore one of the nearby attractions. It’s the perfect way to get to know Genoa.
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Genoa sightseeing walking tour with a Local through Caruggi and Rolli PalacesArchitecture Tours

Genoa sightseeing walking tour with a Local through Caruggi and Rolli Palaces

A great choice for first-time visitors and travelers who are short on time, this tour visits a handful of the city’s main highlights. Visit the San Lorenzo Cathedral and walk along Via Garibaldi, the site of 42 impressive palaces built between the 16th and 18th centuries by powerful Genoese families. You’ll also visit  Piazza de Ferrari, the main square, and Spianata Castelletto, a scenic viewpoint with 360-degree views of the city.
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Genoa City Center Walking Tour with Rolli's Street & Panoramic Balcony City ViewCultural Tours

Genoa City Center Walking Tour with Rolli's Street & Panoramic Balcony City View

Genoa is one of the most beautiful cities of Italy, which offer a rich history, a strong culture and of course the sea. The historical centre of Genoa is one of the largest ones in Europe, so do not miss the opportunity to visit this marvellous city! You will meet your local guide at the Old Port and from here your journey will start. Walk along the typical alleys of the city, where you can find numerous cafés, restaurants and boutiques. Walk across the beautiful squares of Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari. Pass by the stunning Rolli Palaces, UNESCO World Heritage. Next reach Cristopher Columbus' House, where you can see the three caravels designed with flowerbeds in the gardens nearby. Finally end the tour in Spianata Castelletto, a spectacular terrace with a full view of Genoa. In 2 and a half hours you will truly immerse yourself in the culture, architecture and history of Genoa!
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Genoa City Center Semi-Private Tour with San Lorenzo Cathedral & Rolli's StreetCultural Tours

Genoa City Center Semi-Private Tour with San Lorenzo Cathedral & Rolli's Street

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Without a doubt, Genoa is one of the most charming and historically significant cities in Italy. The city 's unique blend of history and culture has long drawn visitors from all over the world. Its historical center is the largest of any European city, demonstrating Genoa's historical significance as an economic powerhouse. For two and half hours, you will be exploring the wonders of the city, led by an expert local guide. You will be weaving your way through the alley in the historical center, be enthralled by the Gothic-Romanesque style San Lorenzo Cathedral, which you can visit; and then view the incredible "Rolli" Palaces on Via Garibaldi; a real demonstration of Renaissance style. Christopher Columbus' home will stop at the main square. At the end of the tour you will go to the Castelletto esplanade and have a 360º view of the city from above. A unique ending to the tour!
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Thanks to this tour you can explore the main highlights of Genoa in just 2 and a half hours with a local guide. Thanks to the knowledge of your guide, you will get to learn all about the history and curiosities of this beautiful city. Meet your guide at the Old Port and lose yourself in the maze of alleys that represent Genoa. The alleys in Ligurian dialect are called Caruggi and will take in every part of the city. Reach the main squares, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari and pass by the most important street Via Garibaldi. This street houses the former residences of wealthy people, the Rolli Palaces, that are today part of the World Heritage of UNESCO. Best for last, you will get the lift up to Spianata Castelletto, that is a terrace that overlooks Genoa. From here you can have a 360º view of the city from above. Explore the beauty and the hidden gems of this city with your family, loved one or friends in this private tour of Genoa!
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Do you want to spend a few hours with your family in Genoa being guided by local? This tour is perfect for you! Meet your guide at the port of Genoa and start your journey through the tiny alleyways of the historical center called "Caruggi" in Ligurian dialect. Pass by Piazza Banchi and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black and white striped facade. Continue your way through Via Garibaldi where you can admire at the Rolli Palaces, a series of royal palaces that were assigned to the noble families that would embellish them in the best way. Rolli contain true works of architecture! Finally arrive at Piazza De Ferrari where you can admire the Ducal Palace (the residence of the Doge), the Carlo Felice Opera House, and the remains of the house of Christopher Columbus. End the tour on Spanata Castelletto where you can marvel at Genoa's beauties from above and discover its true essence!
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Guided tour of GenoaDining Experiences

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You will have an AUTHORIZED LOCAL GUIDE, prepared and passionate at your disposal, to discover not only the history and art of Genoa, but also its traditions, culinary specialties (and you will have a little taste of it!) And the life of all days of a magnificent city, but which preserves its most beautiful treasures with great reserve.
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Good Morning rider: discovering the town by bikeMountain Bike Tours

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A tour especially designed for those whom can't stop cycling. After a guided tour of the city center and a taste of our flavors you will be free to discover the town by yourself having the bike to ride until 7.00 pm. Chose your favourite bike or e-bike and unveal the beauty of "La Superba"
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Genoa one of the most important and rich cities during the Age of the Republic of Genoa was the homeland of duke Andrea Doria, the home town of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus and of the compositor Paganini: this city is really interesting. This is a private guided tour for your group only or only for you if you are a single tourist.
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