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Palazzo San Giorgio

Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa[2]


Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa


Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa[1]

Palazzo San Giorgio is the headquarters of the Port Authority of Genoa since 1904. The building was constructed in 1260 by Guglielmo Boccanegra, uncle of Simone Boccanegra, the first Doge of Genoa. For a long period of time the palace was occupied by the Banca di San Giorgio, which managed the finances of the Republic of Genoa.

The most famous resident of the Palazzo San Giorgio was Venetian explorer Marco Polo, when a prison was located inside the building. Tradition has it that during this time he dictated his travels to his cellmate Rustichello da Pisa and that they turned it into the book "The Travels of Marco Polo".

View location in Genoa, Italy.


3 comments:

Wow, what a glorious building. The architecture is so romantic.

Awesome building! The details are amazing.