Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli

I was once in Genoa but unfortunately I didn't see any of the 42 palaces of this site. All I remember is the chaotic traffic

Garibaldi Street and Rolli Palaces
This postcard was sent by Eduardo

Via Garibaldi is street of the historical centre of Genoa, northern Italy, well known for its ancient palaces.
The street dates back to the year 1550. Originally named as Strada Maggiore, then Strada Nuova, only in 1882 its name was dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi.

The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy.
The rolli or rolls were created in 1576, open to the aristocratic Senate refounded by Prince (and Admiral) Andrea Doria, which through his constitutional reform introduced oligarchic rule and the subsequent insertion into the Genoese sovereignty of Spain. - in: wikipedia

Royal Palace of Genoa

The Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) or Palazzo Stefano Balbi is a major palace in Genoa.
Construction of the present structure began in 1618 for the Balbi family. From 1643-1655, work renewed under the direction of the architects Pier Francesco Cantone and Michele Moncino. In 1677, the palace was sold to the Durazzo Family, who enlarged the palace under the designs of Carlo Fontana.
In 1823, the palace was sold to the Royal House of Savoy. From 1919, the palace has belonged to the state. - in: wikipedia

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