Didactics

The didactic section was recently born with the intent to facilitate the visit of the museum for scholastic institutes and for adults and seniors that normally don’t visit the Villa del Principe. Diversified activities have been organized and signalled in the news section with the intent to create an even more direct relationship with those who already assiduously live the museum reality and in the same time to encourage a wider and more aware use for a larger range of the population. The didactic activities are diversified according to the different levels of scholastic instruction. Besides the classic guided tour of the halls of the noble floor and of the monumental garden restored flowing the stile of the late 16th century, Didactic labs have been activated, consisting in a practical section, that makes the students active characters, and aimed mainly at kindergarten and preschool kids, the didactic tours supported with multimedia equipment, study different aspects of the household and are aimed for middle schools and high schools. The activities will be charged. With regard to the activities, exclusively for school groups, we renew the offer presented for the inauguration of the didactic section: the kids will pay only the lowered price ticket to the museum and the activities will be free of charge.

Didactic labs
Besides the classic initiatives with a traditional structure, we decided to ad various practical laboratories , held by our main gardener , to study the precious essences that are still cultivated in the Garden of the Prince. The leitmotiv will be biodiversity and the excitement that the direct contact with the world of flora and fauna lights in the students. Accustomed to urban life the students and the smaller kids will be the first ones to intensely enjoy the only green area survived to the impetuous urban development that this part of Genoa underwent. The intent is to address the kindergarten and elementary classes which will be directly involved in the art and botanic lab on the tapestry of Alessandro, organized thanks to the collaboration of Simonetta Chiarugi ,specialist in this field.
Didactic tours
Aiming at a strong interaction between museum and scholastic operators, didactic tours have been created in which diversified introductory lectures with multimedia supports will be arranged following the study area chose by the teacher and held in our didactic hall or in the institute that presents the request. After this easier approach we will proceed with the habitual guided tour that will be lived with greater awareness by the students, this because the subjection that normally the museum setting arouses will be surpassed quickly, leaving the pace to a truly fascinating experience in the historic household still inhabited by the Doria descendants. This course of action has led to such a level of involvement to transform the students , after the visit, in tour guides for a day illustrating the settings of the noble floor to their parents, a feedback activity turned out to be very stimulating.

Timetables
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm afternoons with reservations.

Costs
Students lowered price( didactic activity included) 5.50 Euro, teachers free.

Payment and reservation methods
Reservation is expected al least 10 days before than the visit , payment has to be settled at the entrance of the museum.

Didactic responsible
Roberto Bianchi
didattica@palazzodelprincipe.it

Main gardener
Sara Firullo