Between the 42 palaces protected by the Unesco, the two that you must see are Palazzo Reale, in Via Balbi, and Palazzo Spinola, in Piazza Pellicceria. The first takes the name from Savoia’s family , who buyed the palace in 1823. Was build from 1618 and now it’s a museum opened every day except on monday until 19. You can find paintings of Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Grechetto and Guercino. You can take a look at the rooms of the palace, the amazing Mirror gallery , build in the early XVII century and symbol of the entire palace. You should visit also the garden , with the typical risseu, a genoese mosaic with black and white stones.
Palazzo Spinola its a stunning museum in a XV century palace that takes the name form the homonymus family , and it’s a perfect example of a residence of a noble family, with amazing rooms that conserve masterpieces of world’s art like Antonello da Messina’s Ecce Homo, Van Dyck’s Ritratto di Ansaldo Pallavicino and Rubens’s Ritratto di Gio. Carlo Doria , and other flamish art paintings. At the last stage you can visit some rooms with textile collections, with some crafts in blue jeans (born in Genoa), and some potteries and french dinnerwares. You can also get up on the terrace where you have a beautiful view over the historical center, the bell towers and the hills around Genoa. In both palaces you can see the noble rooms, the bedrooms and living rooms where the families used to meet and show their power and flaunt their wealth.
From the Campeggio Villa Doria you will arrive easily with the train to the Genova Piazza Principe station (20 minutes) and from there descending Via Balbi, you will find on your right side the Palazzo Reale. To arrive then to Palazzo Spinola you need 10 minutes walk, passing in Via Lomellini and then Via San Luca, where there are beautiful churches like San Filippo Neri and San Siro.At the reception you can always find someone who can help you organizing your visit and giving all the informations and the city map. At the camping you can also buy the tickets for public transport to move yourself in the city with total autonomy.