Via Garibaldi (Genoa)

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. It is 250 metres long and 7.5 metres wide. Since July 2006 Via Garibaldi is inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli and Strade Nuove del Centro Storico of Genoa.

It was designed in the 16th century to accomodate Mannerist palaces for important Genovese families when Genova was a powerful city-state. Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Grimaldi, a famous art college and Musei di Strada Nuova are all situated on the street. It is possible to get inside many of these splendid palaces daytime.

In Via Garibaldi today are based - as well as many public and private offices and several domestic and foreign banks - two of the city's most important art galleries and collections - Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Bianco - which together with the Palazzo Doria Tursi, the town hall, are the Museums of Strada Nuova.

 

Top tourist attractions:

Italy - Genoa

Piazza de Ferrari
Piazza San Matteo
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Via Garibaldi
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola
Galleria di Palazzo Reale
Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

Palazzo Ducale
Museo di Architettura e Scultura Ligure
Palazzo Tursi Genoa
Genoa Porto Antico
Galata Museo del Mare
Albertis Castle Genoa

 

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