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Discover the Tower and the Ancient Prison of Palazzo Ducale, Genoa

Discover the Tower and the Ancient Prison of Palazzo Ducale - Genoa, Italy
Discover the Tower and the Ancient Prison of Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Matteotti 9, Genoa, Italy 16123Map
+39 010 557 4000
Neighborhood: Historical Center
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Discover the Tower and the Ancient Prison of Palazzo Ducale General Information
  • Type: Tours
  • Nearest Train: Piazza De Ferrari
  • Venue Description:
    Founded in the 14th century as the first city council, this palazzo was expropriated from the Grimaldi family and subsequently underwent its first series of extensions at the end of the sixteenth century, under the supervision of A. Vannone. After a fire that destroyed the roofing, it was restored between 1778 and 1783, by Tagliafichi, who designed the imposing neo-classical facade that faces onto Piazza Matteotti, one of the first of its kind to be built in Italy. From the double galleried ground floor entrance hall, you may ascend to the first floor to visit the beautiful chapel, decorated by G.B. Carlone, as well as the Room of the Two Councils, the Greater and the Lesser, which constituted the government of the time, when the Republican nobles decided the fate of the city.
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