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In Genoa, a weekend like a king, guests of the Rolli palaces

Aperitif at Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino, a visit to Palazzo Rosso and the gardens of Palazzo Lomellino, music by Paganini, tea served with typical Genoese desserts—who knows how the ambassadors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries must have felt visiting Genoa, Superb? There is a way to find out: The Rolli Experience returns on weekends between December and January, a weekend dedicated to discovering not only the most beautiful and luxurious buildings in the city but also the historic shops, streets, and squares of the capital of Liguria. A program for two nights to enter the beauty of Genoa, sleeping directly in one of the Rolli, the most elegant buildings in the city.

a weekend like a king

But what exactly are the Rolli of Genoa? It is a collection of buildings (of which 42 have earned the honor of ending up on the UNESCO World Heritage List) that, from 1576 obliged, based on a decree of the Genoese senate, to host important personalities visiting the city. And the more important the guest was, the more elegant and refined the chosen home had to be. A system so strange that it fascinated even him Rubens, who published a collection of Rolli’s drawings in the early 17th century.

Rolli Experience in Genoa: how to book

Weekends dedicated to the Rolli Experience are those of December 8, 15, and 30; to this is added the first weekend of 2024, from January 5 to 7. You can find a list of tour operators that will allow you to book these three days of beauty, history, and good food at this link. Prices? It starts from 260 EUR per person and increases to 550 EUR depending on the chosen structure and chosen travel agency).

a weekend like a king


Day 1: 

6:30 p.m. welcome meeting at Palazzo Tobia Pallavicini, via Garibaldi 4, one of the 42 Palazzi dei Rolli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, now home to the Genoa Chamber of Commerce, with narration by a scientific communicator.

It will be offered after the visit as a welcome aperitif with a tasting created by Genova Gourmet restaurateurs in cooperation with Genovese historical shops.

Overnight stay in city accommodation facilities located mainly in Palazzi dei Rolli.

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2nd day

10:00 in the morning tour of the historic center, Palazzi dei Rolli, and historic shops, conducted by local professional tourist guides, starting from the Tourist Information and Reception Office along Via Garibaldi 12r.

Noon around the end of the guided tour, free lunch.

4:00 p.m. visit Palazzo Sinibaldo Freschi (Palazzo dei Rolli), via San Lorenzo 17, with narration by a science communicator; followed by tea with Genoese desserts

7:30 p.m. Welcome to the guide to uncovering the secrets of Palazzo Gio Vincenzo Imperiale, Cappetto 8

This is followed by a welcome drink with Renaissance wine and Renaissance musicians Festive dinner with a Renaissance theme. Special entertainment is also planned for New Year’s Eve.

Overnight stay in city accommodation facilities located mainly in Palazzi dei Rolli.

a weekend like a king

3rd day

Check-out and departure


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