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Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art

Via Jacopo Ruffini, 3, 16128 Genova GE, Italy


About Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art

The Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the structures of the Genoa museum complex. It is located inside the Villa Croce, an eighteenth-century neoclassical building donated to the Municipality of Genoa by the Croce family in 1951 with the obligation to make it a museum.  Inaugurated in 1985, it exhibits a permanent collection of Italian and international works of art, the result of the research work of Maria Cernuschi Ghiringhelli, wife of the Milanese painter and gallery owner Gin

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Via XX Settembre0.81km from Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art

Via XX Settembre is one of the main thoroughfares in the center of Genoa within the Genoese district of San Vincenzo, just under a kilometer in length.  It develops in an east-west direction and, together with Corso Italia - the promenade that runs along the seafront - is one of the favorite places for strolls of the Genoese.  It crosses the two central sestieri of Pretoria and San Vincenzo (from the Monumental Bridge to the outlet in Via Cadorna at Piazza Della Vittoria.

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The house of Christopher Columbus in Genoa is the reconstruction of the building in which Christopher Columbus lived in his youth.  Today used as a historic museum of the Municipality, the house is located a short distance from the Porta Soprana, just outside the ancient medieval walls. Historical documents have made it possible to ascertain that the navigator lived there in the lapse of time included - indicatively - between 1455 and 1470.

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Piazza De Ferrari1.04km from Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art

Piazza De Ferrari is the main square in Genoa. Located in the heart of the city - and particularly in the ancient district of Portoria - it is the commercial hub, financial and economic, as well as being the main point of reference on the occasion of the most important events of the city life. It has an irregular shape, due to subsequent urban interventions, which resulted in the unification of two contiguous areas, urbanistically differentiated, as also highlighted by the different architectura

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Palazzo San Giorgio1.44km from Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art

Palazzo San Giorgio, or Palazzo delle Compere di San Giorgio, is one of the most important and well-known historical buildings in Genoa. It currently houses the headquarters of the Port Authority of Genoa.  The building, included in the Molo district, consists of two distinct parts: an older part, a typical example of medieval civil architecture, with the façade facing the Sottoripa portico, and a Renaissance one.

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