The Palazzo Reale (or Royal Palace) is the Port of Genoa's best example of a princely home. The 17th Century building was enlarged by the Durazzo family in the 19th Century. Its 18th Century hanging gardens line the passage to the stairway leading to the "aristocratic" floor where visitors find luxurious rooms decorated with fine frescoes and paintings and furnished with some of the original furniture. The Mirror room to the Throne room contains a Van Dyck portrait of Caterina Durazzo. The bedchambers for the King and Queen, the Tapestry room, and the glorious Ballroom contain awesome treasures. From the terrace, visitors take in wonderful views of the old city and the port.
[Via worldportsource.com website]