Palazzo Spinola was built in the 16th century in Piazza Pellicceria, and it's now home of the National Gallery, where you can see, in its wonderful renaissance rooms, superb paintings, real masterpieces of Antonello da Messina, Rubens, Van Dick, Bernardo Strozzi, G.B. Carlone and so on...
Really a "cannot miss" place if you like art.
Nice example if 17th century aristocratic living. One hall is called the Gallery of Mirrors and was built so as to be in competition with Versailles. There is even an area with displays of period textiles, which is out of the ordinary.
The seat of the Prefecture and the Province of Genoa is home to a magnificent courtyard boasting with a double loggia. The dining hall on the piano nobile has a series of frescoes carried out by Luca Cambiaso and his father. Along the higher loggia visitors will also find a series of town maps painted on the walls.