Though not on the Strada Nuova, Genoa does have another spectacular public palace; the Palazzo Reale (the Royal Palace) which was built in the 17th century and acquired by the Italian Royal Family (the House of Savoy) early in the 20th.  The country is now a republic, but the family line continues.

The house is full of great artistry; frescoes, statuary and paintings, and I saw none of them as the Palace was closed for restoration works.


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