Included among the assets of the UNESCO Heritage, the beautiful Via Garibaldi, the “Strada Nuova” by mid-sixteenth century, also called the “Golden Path” for the splendor of its buildings (the beautiful Cambioso and Carrega Cataldi-palaces) is home the unique museum dedicated to ancient art that connects the three historic mansions owned by the city: Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi. In the first building, the seventeenth-century residence of the Brignole – Sale, the historical furnishings and art collections that the noble family are kept picked up in more than two centuries.
On display works by Van Dyck, Veronese, Guercino, Strozzi, Dürer. Palazzo Bianco houses a fine collection of Italian paintings (do not miss the Ecce homo of Caravaggio), Flemish (Rubens, Van Dyck, Memling), Dutch (Steen), French (Vouet) and Spanish (Murillo) from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century . Finally, the aristocratic Palazzo Tursi well as hosting the boardrooms of the Mayor, has a remarkable display of art Decorative (ceramics, tapestries) and holds the “Cannone”, the famous Paganini violin built in 1734 by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri violin maker.