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Bernardo Strozzi (1582-1644) - La conquista del colore

11th October 2019 – 12th January 2020

The outstanding exhibition at Palazzo Lomellino is celebrating Bernardo Strozzi, one of the most well-known Genoese painters of the baroque generation, and the 15th year since the opening to the public of the rooms decorated with his frescoes. These frescoes depict the connection between the Centurione Family and the discovery of the New World.

The unparalleled painter belonged to the generation of Caravaggio whose influence is fairly detectable in the selected works on exhibit, mainly from private collections. Strozzi's expressive paintings on exhibit are powerful also thanks to his skilled use of colours. There also are a few formal portraits of Genoese noble elite influenced by Flemish painters, such as Pieter Paul Rubens.

Opening hours:

Tuesdays to Fridays: 15:00 to 18:00 hr.;

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10:00 to 18:00 hr.

Closed on 25th December.

Admission: € 12.00;

Concessions: € 10.00;

Rolli Days, October 15-16, 2016 Guided tours to Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino di Strada Nuova (GE)

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2016, Palazzo Lomellino di Strada Nuova ONLUS Association takes part to the Rolli Days with an extraordinary opening and guided tours from h.10:00 to h. 19:00. The address of outstanding jewel, owned by a private family, is via Garibaldi 7 (Genova).

In these two days are visible the most charming rooms of Palazzo Lomellino: the first Piano Nobile, with its rooms frescoed by XVII century painters, Bernardo Strozzi and Pieter Mulier, known as “Il Cavalier Tempesta”. It is also possible to visit the enchanting Secret Garden, if the weather conditions are fair.

Guided tours to Palazzo Lomellino are starting directly from the yard of the Palace from h. 10.15 on.

The entrance fee (guided tour included) is €6.00.

Concessions for teachers and students: €5.00.

Palazzo Lomellino is also included in two tours for people with disabilities organized by Lidia Schichter (+39 328 422 21 68). The tour for blind and visually impaired people is on Saturday 15th. The tour for people on the autism spectrum is on Sunday 16th and is organized in collaboration with Accademia Pedagogica Philos (

Guided tours start from the entrance hall at Palazzo Rosso at h. 10:00. Both special tours are free but booking is compulsory due to the limited number of participants. The itinerary includes Palazzo Rosso, the historical garden at Palazzo Bianco, the Secret Garden at Palazzo Lomellino and Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino.

For further information about the visits to Palazzo Lomellino, please, get in touch with the secretary of the Association.

tel.: + 39 010 09 83 860 (office hours and days);

mob.: + 39 393 82 46 228

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“Luciano Borzone. Pittore vivacissimo nella Genova di primo Seicento”

From 18th December 2015 to 28th February 2016 the first exposition held in Genoa devoted to Luciano Borzone

20 works most of which never shown before and coming from private and public collections.

Palazzo Lomellino pays tribute to the very lively Genoese painter who interpreted and enlivened the cultural environment of the City during the first half of the XVII century. 

From 18th December 2015 to 28th February 2016 is open to the public “Luciano Borzone. Pittore vivacissimo nella Genova di primo Seicento”, the exposition held at Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino di Strada Nuova, via Garibaldi 7, Genoa.

For the first time twenty among the most significant paintings of Luca Borzone will be shown. Often neglected by the large public but indisputably a painter of value, Borzone’s wide and scholarly education inspired rare iconographies, not commonly dealt in visual arts.

The exposition's itinerary starts from the evocation of the local context and the sources of those images that influenced – since the beginning – the sensibility of the young Artist, and goes on presenting how Luciano Borzone dealt with sacred and secular subjects. Most belonging to private collections, the works lively show how the sacred was embodied by the Artist – a fine connoisseur of the human soul – into images thanks to his secular, imaginative inspiration, often not immediately decoded and therefore even more charming.

St Michael the Archangel by Giulio Cesare Procaccini – never shown before – hung next to a work by Gioacchino Assereto – a young man when he attended Luciano Borzone's workshop, and a magnificent canvas by Giovan Battista  Paggi – freshly restored – are among the works welcoming the public and setting the context where Borzone's inspiration took life from.

Among the paintings of Borzone lent from private collections, particular interest will rise the magnificent Denial of St Peter, two different versions of Susanna and the Elderly and a powerful Samson in the Temple, beside more canvasses of great charm.

In those years in Genoa there were numberless private clients appreciating the work of Luciano Borzone. Thanks to his lively cultural personality and his many interests – it is widely known he loved fencing, playing the theorbo, and composing verses very much – the painter established tight relations with the outstanding protagonists of the time, namely Gabriello Chiabrera, Battista Marino and Agostino Mascardi, and with prominent clients from Alberico Cybo Malaspina to Gio. Carlo Doria to Giacomo Lomellini. Therefore Luciano Borzone was an authoritative witness and an active member of the intellectual life of Genoa in the first half of the XVII century, as well as an artist relevant for the development of the local painting school.

Promoted by Associazione Palazzo Lomellino di Strada Nuova, with the technical support of Sagep Publishing House, “Luciano Borzone. Pittore vivacissimo nella Genova di primo Seicento” is the exposition edited by Anna Manzitti, art historian and research doctor at the D.I.R.A.A.S of the University of Genoa. The scholar, with specific knowledge of the painting of the XVI-XVII cent., devoted to Borzone a monographic volume recently published by Sagep.

The exposition is under the aegis of Regione Liguria authorities, the Municipality of Genoa, Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano - Genoa delegation, and is sponsored by Compagnia di San Paolo.

Technical partners are Ciaccio Broker,  Co.Art snc of Marialuisa Carlini and  Stefano Meriana,  Sciutto srl, Studio AG,  Zi.el of Francesco Ziello.

The event is completed by an interesting suggested itinerary winding across the City and Liguria at large to discover the works Borzone scattered in the area.

The exposition, with its catalogue and fringe events taking place while the exposition is open, helps expanding the knowledge of Genoese baroque painting and strengthens the active role of Associazione Palazzo Lomellino in the cultural life of the City of Genoa

Useful information to visit the exposition

Opening time:

h 15:00 to h 18:00, from Tuesday to Friday

h. 11:00 to 18:00, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

Closed on Mondays

It is possible to book visits for groups and guided tours while the exposition is not open to the public.


Single € 7.00;

groups and concessions € 5.00;

students € 3.50;

Combined with Strada Nuova museums € 10.00.

Keeping the entrance ticket visitors are allowed concessions to visit the Museum of the Accademia Ligustica and viceversa.

For further info and booking

+39 010 0983860 (office hours) - +39 393 8246228 (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays)

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19 & 20 September 2015: Rolli Days 2015 Edition

Extraordinary opening days of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino

The yearly event is back with the "Rolli Days " extraordinary opening days.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2015 from 10.00 hr to 19.00 hr Palazzo Lomellino is extraordinarily opening the First Piano Nobile (Strozzi Rooms and Cavalier Tempesta Room), some rooms on the Second Piano Nobile and the Secret Garden visible thanks to guided tours.

First guided tour at 10.15 hr.

Fees (guided tours to First and Second Piano Nobile and Secret Garden):

Adult – Rolli Days special price: € 8.50

Concession (teachers and students) – Rolli Days special price: € 4.50

Free admission: Journalists with membership card, UNESCO membership card; disabled person’s carer

What is more, Friday 18th September from 20.00 hr to 23.00 hr guided tours to the First and Second Piano Nobile are scheduled.

For further info and booking guided tours to the Palace: +39 010 09 838 60 (office hours) - + 39 393 82 46 228 (Sunday) mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 4 July monthly opening of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino with guided to the Second Piano Nobile, ‘Cavalier Tempesta’ Room and the Secret Garden and opening day of Biennale di Genova exposition.

Saturday 4 July, from 11.00 to 19.00, Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino is opening to the public with guided tours to the Cavalier Tempesta Room (XVII cent) and some rooms on the Second Piano Nobile (XVIII cent).

It is also possible to visit the Secret Garden.

Entrance fees (guided tour included):

• adult, full price : € 8.00.

• Concessions to FAI, COOP, TOURING CLUB, GIANO CLUB members: € 7.00.

• Students and teachers: € 4.50.

• Free: journalists with press card, UNESCO – ICOM, carers of disabled people.

Associazione Palazzo Lomellino di Strada Nuova ONLUS is also glad to communicate that on Saturday 4 July at 16.00 will be opened on the First Piano Nobile a section of the Biennale di Genova – International Exposition of Contemporary Art by Mario Napoli.

The exposition – sponsored by Regione Liguria, Town Hall and Genoa Metropolitan City and the Chamber of Commerce will be open till 18 th July 2015.

Info and booking: + 39 010 09 838 60 (office hours) – + 39 393 82 46 228 (Saturdays and holidays)

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