Genova, a fascinating city, heir to a grand past, is the focus of this day trip. Places in the city have been chosen to highlight its importance:
Carlo Felice Theater (1828): NeoClassical pronaos and a portico with low reliefs; destroyed during WWII (1943-1944), it was reconstructed in 1990 by Ignazio Gardella, it is the principal theater in the city and among the most notable in Italy (lyric opera, ballet and symphony seasons).
Ducal Palace: One of the most notable historic buildings and museums of the Ligurian capital, it was once the doge’s seat of the old Republic; its first floor hosts important art exhibits, conferences and various events (in May 2020, there will be an exhibit dedicated to Michelangelo).
Santa Maria of the Castle: monastic complex reached following old Genovese “caruggi”; it includes the Early Christian church of notable artistic and historic value, the Dominican convent with frescoed cloisters and loggias, and a museum with rich holdings.
Tobia Pallavicino Mansion: the building – today the seat of Genova’s Chamber of Commerce – was built by Marquis Tobia Pallavicino, Genovese patrician, from 1558 to 1561; of particular importance is the decoration of the Golden Gallery, among the best expressions of Genovese Rococo (to be visited, if time permits)
Day trip to Genova (in Italian)
Guide: Rosa Maria Bruni Fossati
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Place and time of meeting: TBA
Participation fee: €45.00 (includes tickets and guide; excludes lunch and travel)
It is necessary to confirm one’s participation by paying the fee by the 30th of April.
The events may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not reached.
The events are open to members in good standing of the Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and volunteers in active service in the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum.
For information about participating and / or about joining the Friends Association:
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