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Piazza Fossatello, Genoa

Piazza Fossatello - Genoa, Italy
Piazza Fossatello
Piazza Nettuno 7r, Genoa, Italy 16146Map
Neighborhood: Historical Center
Overview

The name of this wonderful square, located in the heart of the historical center of Genova and selected by Unesco as Patrimony of Humanity, is derived from the word for a 'moat', which was situated where now sits the piazza, just outside the city walls. Piazza Fossatello was constructed in 1158, and in 1540 it was enlarged in order to satisfy the need for more space due to the demographic growth. At number 2 you can admire Cipriano Pallavicini’s Palace, one of the private residences of 16th-century aristocracy - as famous as Rolli’s Palaces. You can reach this square only by foot (the entire historical center is closed to car traffic), or you can take a five-minute stroll from Porto Antico or Via Garibaldi.

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