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The forniture of the Villa

The Villa del Principe is a household-museum: it holds in its halls centuries old traces of the life of the family. This is why the wonderful furniture, that contributes to establish a memory theatre rich in atmosphere, can be admired inside. Between them a leading role is held by the group of wooden and gold plated sculptures and by the tables carved by the hand of Filioppo Parodi, greatest exponent of the genoese baroque sculpture. The villa was famous for the richness of the cloths: besides the tapestry, beautiful chiselled velvet cloths of the 17th and 18th century reached our days as well as two polychrome velvet shutters embroidered with the “a riporto” technique.
Of great rarity is the Isfahan carpet of the XVII century, manufactured near the royal palace of Isfahan under direct control of the Persian court, belonging to a style denominated “polonaise” from when an example of this craft work was exposed in the polish pavilion of the Paris Expo in 1866.

Recenti

Rolli Days. 4 days

From May 30 to June 2 Genoa opens its Palazzi dei Rolli (part of Unesco World Heritage Sites since 2006) for a special and longer edition of Rolli Days. 4 days of extraordinary openings of the wonderful Genoese historic palaces …

THE ART OF BEING A MOTHER

Sunday, May 10th : Mother and child reduced price 7,00 €. Villa del Principe celebrates with You, because being a mother is an art!…

Andrea Doria “The Prince” of Genoa

Andrea Doria was born in 1466 in Oneglia from Ceva and Caracosa Doria di Dolceacqua. In 1484, orphan and without his portion of feudal heritage, yield from his mother to her cousin Domenico, Andrea moved to Rome under the orders …

Giovanni Andrea I Doria

Giovanni Andrea I (Genoa 1540-1606) was son of Giannettino Doria-designated heir of the great Andrea who did not have direct descendant and of Ginetta Centurione. Starting from 1547, when Giannettino was killed during the Fieschi’s conspiracy, the old Andrea took …