Surprises in Store

"As soon as Cataldo Barbara sees the violin, he practically faints.  Then he plays it, and there can be no more doubt: it's a Guarneri" The Voice of the Violin - Andrea Camilleri The great thing about visiting museums as eclectic as those on Genoa's Strada Nuova is that you're guaranteed some surprises. To gain…

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Red, White and… You’re Letting the Side Down

The crown jewels of the magnificent buildings of Genoa's Strada Nuova could be said to be the three palaces run by the city's museum's service.  The buildings themselves are magnificent, but with the added incentive of some interesting contents I was keen to visit them early in my itinerary.  In common with many Italian museums…