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Withe redeveloped port and the roadways that now traverse the area this stunning building is the proverbial 'fish out of water' With the highly decorated exterior and history this building is now engulfed by the modern age but still shines as a nod to the...More
The first palace in Genoa built on water in 1260.
It was the seat of the city authorities and then of the Banco di San Giorgio.
It was enlarged in the sixteenth century.
Today it is the seat of the Port Authority of Genoa and...More
A very beautifully-frescoed building in the Old Port district. I didn’t go inside — it was nighttime when I saw it, and I’m pretty sure the Port Authority of Genoa still operates out of this building — but it was something special to see.
The palace was built in 1260 by Guglielmo Boccanegra, uncle of Simone Boccanegra, the first Doge of Genoa. For the construction of the new palace, materials were used from the demolition of the Venetian embassy in Constantinople, having been obtained from Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII...More
This Palace is a beautiful architectural marvel indeed. As you enter the pier and Aquarium area of Genoa, this structure will command your attention. It was in fact the starting point of our walking tour of Genoa. Our guide mentioned that the building was built...More
This is a neat square are with a wonderfully painted ancient palace in it. The palace was built in 1297 and actually jutted out into the sea. It was soon turned into a government building, however, administering the post! Marco Polo was reputedly put in...More
The Genoese played a massive part in the history of Istanbul where they built the famous Galata Tower. To celebrate getting one over on the Venetians, they built identical Palazzi in both Istanbul and Genoa. The Istanbul one has mainly disappeared, but the Palazzo San...More