The City of Genoa is a hub of cultural heritage with new openings and a variety of fascinating events for visitors. Summer visitors have returned home making the winter season a relaxing time to experience the real Genoa. 

Below highlights a few of the most popular events on Genoa’s calendar:


The reopening of Villa Durazzo Pallavicini

With restoration work now completed the beautiful Villa Durazzo Pallavicini boasts a botanical garden (built in 1794) and is also home to the fascinating Museum of Ligurian Archaeology.

The stunning garden overlooks the city and offers stunning views from Portofino's mountain to Capo Nolin. It can be reached by train or bus from the city centre. It is definitely worth a visit now the garden has been restored to its former glory.

Refurbished Duchess' Rooms - Strata Nuova Museum

Another delightful attraction is the new section of the Palazzo Rosso. Guests can enjoy the refurbished stanze della duchessa, the 'Duchess' Rooms', which include furniture, sculptures and paintings commissioned by the last heirs of Brignole-Sale family in the 19th century. The rooms opened in September and offer a fascinating insight into the Genoese aristocracy's lifestyle and culture.

Ballet and Opera Season (November and December)

Over the winter months a wonderful cultural programme is planned in Genoa with its ballet and opera season taking place at the Teatro Carlo Felice.  It is located on the Piazza De Ferrari. Opera fans will adore La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi running from 15th to 29th December.

Genoa is a fascinating place to visit and with so many great events running this season, there will be no room for disappointment.

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