Parco Durazzo Pallavicini in Pegli, designed by the architect Michele Canzio between 1840 and 1846 at the behest of the Marquis Ignazio Alessandro Pallavicini, is a unique example of Italian and European historical romantic garden. A unique feature of this eight-hectare garden, located on a hillside, is that it has the structure of a theatrical plot with esoteric-Masonic nuances transforming the visit into a historical and cultural journey, as well as into a scenic and botanical experience which is also meditative and philosophical. The tour is divided into three acts, each of them is composed of four scenes with lakes, streams, waterfalls, garden buildings, ancient furniture, rare plants, unusual visual perspectives and “spectacular illusions”, which almost “grasp” the outside landscape and perpetually expand the boundaries of this magic place.
2nd November – 31st March
All weekends, 10 am – 5 pm, last admission at 3 pm, except Christmas day and 1st January.
Guaranteed admission for group visits on weekdays, if booked in advance.
1st April – 30th September
From Tuesday until Sunday, 9.30 am – 7 pm, last admission at 5 pm, closed on Mondays, except long weekends or holidays.
1st October – 1st November
From Tuesday until Sunday, 9.30 am – 6 pm, last admission at 4 pm.
The park entrance is next to Genova Pegli train station that you can reach by regional trains. Take advantage of the following offer: if you show up with a ticket (valid for up to 7 days prior to the visit) or a valid regional train season ticket, you will get a 20% discount on the full price ticket, on the family package, or on the rate for groups. Please check the train timetable here.
Take the motorway exit “Genova Pegli”, continue towards Pegli, follow the road signs to Villa Pallavicini on the right. Free car parks and pay and display parking spaces in the area.
Address: Via Ignazio Pallavicini 13, 16155 Genova Pegli
Bus route 1 from the centre of Genoa towards “Genova Voltri”.
“Navebus” leaving from the “Porto Antico” (Old Port) of Genoa.
(ticket price: 3 euros. Please check the timetable of the “Navebus” here https://www.amt.genova.it/amt/trasporto-multimodale/navebus/)
The Direction reminds all visitors that this is a legendary garden, comparable to an open-air museum. For this reason, animals are not admitted. We also recommend you to wear comfortable clothes fit for a 3-km walk, half of which will be uphill. Given the presence of gravel and steps, we recommend that parents of little children in a pram use slings or other kinds of baby carriers for the transportation of their children during the visit.
0-6 years, school chaperones, journalists, carers of disabled visitors.
over 65, residents of the municipality of Genoa, young people 19-26 years, agreements with associations (Municipality), groups of at least 25 people, disabled visitors, ICOM members
ALL-INCLUSIVE TICKET: PARK + MUSEUM (ADULTS)
Park + Museum
2 adults + 1 child (7-18 years)
For adults (visitors under 18 years old only pay for the entrance fee), on Saturdays at 3 pm and Sundays at 10 am; for individuals only if booked in advance
GUIDED TOURS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS