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Genoa: Villa del Principe Museum Ticket
16 USD
Discover the grandeur of Villa del Principe, Genoa's most majestic and lavish noble estate. As you wander through the halls, feast your eyes on the exquisite paintings by Perin del Vaga and marvel at the stunning art collection assembled by the Doria Pamphilj family, a treasure trove of masterpieces.
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Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Villa del Principe, the largest and most opulent noble residence in Genoa, Italy. This majestic estate is a treasure trove of artistic riches, featuring exquisite decorative paintings by renowned artists, including the celebrated Perino del Vaga, a master of refined culture and modern expression. Dating back to the 1520s, the villa's construction was commissioned by the illustrious Admiral Andrea Doria, a heroic figure known for his military prowess and cultural patronage. The palace's ornate decorations and frescoes, crafted by Perino del Vaga and other prominent artists of the time, are a testament to the Doria family's refined taste and commitment to the arts. This Renaissance palace was more than just a residence; it was a vibrant cultural hub, hosting esteemed artists like Girolamo da Treviso, Beccafumi, Pordenone, and Silvio Cosini. The villa's grandeur even impressed the mighty Emperor Charles V, who visited in 1533 and was treated to lavish hospitality by his esteemed admiral, Andrea Doria. Over the centuries, the villa continued to flourish under the Doria Pamphilj family, who generously added to the estate's impressive collection of art, tapestries, and furnishings. Today, the Villa del Principe stands as a stunning museum, its rooms overflowing with hidden treasures and secrets waiting to be unearthed. As you wander through its hallowed halls, you'll be enchanted by the resplendent frescoes and sumptuous tapestries that adorn its walls.