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Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone

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Address: Piazzale Mazzini 4/n, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 542285

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My husband and I visited this museum in September 2014 and really enjoyed the park and museum. Like everything in Genoa it is set up for Italian visitors as the city is not a... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2014
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The top 2 floors were shut so the prints that we especially wanted to see were not on display. We were the only visitors on a Saturday morning and lights only came on in the rooms a we walked past the sensors. It was also incredibly hot - no open windows so no air. We left hot & disappointed after... More 

Thank ADSurrey
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

I found my way to this museum (which isn't well signposted) on a hot June day. And was the only person apart from the staff in the museum. Compared to many Italian museums, I didn't feel particularly welcomed and there wasn't enough in the collection that interested me (my fault, not theirs).

1 Thank Ann T
Ness Ziona, Israel
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice exhibition but half the place is closed. Finished the whole place in 20 min. Go only if you're in the area anyway.

1 Thank Lilajz
Hatfield Herts
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Not easy to find, at the top of a wooded hill, with poor signage. Very Spartan building with no lift to upper floors and no refreshments. Desultory book stall. Worst of all the best objects were not on show because the top levels were unmanned and closed to view. So no chance to enjoy the advertised works by top Japanese... More 

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Reviewed 24 December 2014

My husband and I visited this museum in September 2014 and really enjoyed the park and museum. Like everything in Genoa it is set up for Italian visitors as the city is not a major tourist centre for non Italian visitors. I used the app in my phone for any Italian signage I did not understand but for me it... More 

Thank yrdraig1956
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

It takes real effort to climb to the site of this modern museum in a park overlooking Genoa. The museum offers more steps to climb in a clever suite of levels. Unfortunately the contents,chiefly Japanese are rather pedestrian. Labeling is in Italian and often at ground level making them illegible. There is a temporary exhibit focusing on the rebirth of... More 

1 Thank MILOUW
Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

It's been a few years since I last visited Edoardo Chiossone museum and I'm sorry to say nothing has changed! It seems the curator has no interest in educating the visitors regarding this admittedly amazing collection of oriental art as the signage remains poor. What information you can locate is often placed on the bottom of statues, near the floor... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Visit on Sunday when entry free. Wonderful view, grounds & interior architecture more than offset less interesting exhibit. Well worth a visit.

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Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

I have visited this museum twice, most recently just a few days ago to see the new exhibition; Animali dello Zodiaco Giappouese. The museum is just off Piazza Corvetto in a small, very pretty park called Villetta di Negro on a hillside. The park entrance is behind a large statue (see picture) and it’s a steep walk uphill (about 5-7... More 

2 Thank AnnArborMHT
suburban Boston, MA
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Reviewed 28 December 2008

Located in a park not far from the museum-row in Genoa, this museum is in a fabulous modern building with an exquisite collection, beautifully displayed. I can't understand why guide books don't talk about it - this is a 5-star attraction in a beautiful setting. Of course, you will also see the row of small museums in renaissance buildings about... More 

3 Thank Ready2Go2008

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