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Just a bit out of place

Withe redeveloped port and the roadways that now traverse the area this stunning building is the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Ray P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
A palace built on water in Middle Age.

The first palace in Genoa built on water in 1260. It was the seat of the city authorities and then... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Withe redeveloped port and the roadways that now traverse the area this stunning building is the proverbial 'fish out of water' With the highly decorated exterior and history this building is now engulfed by the modern age but still shines as a nod to the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The first palace in Genoa built on water in 1260. It was the seat of the city authorities and then of the Banco di San Giorgio. It was enlarged in the sixteenth century. Today it is the seat of the Port Authority of Genoa and...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

A very beautifully-frescoed building in the Old Port district. I didn’t go inside — it was nighttime when I saw it, and I’m pretty sure the Port Authority of Genoa still operates out of this building — but it was something special to see.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The palace was built in 1260 by Guglielmo Boccanegra, uncle of Simone Boccanegra, the first Doge of Genoa. For the construction of the new palace, materials were used from the demolition of the Venetian embassy in Constantinople, having been obtained from Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII...More

Thank Andre L
Reviewed 31 January 2018

This Palace is a beautiful architectural marvel indeed. As you enter the pier and Aquarium area of Genoa, this structure will command your attention. It was in fact the starting point of our walking tour of Genoa. Our guide mentioned that the building was built...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This building dominates a huge area. It was pouring with rain so unfortunately only got to see as we drove by

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a neat square are with a wonderfully painted ancient palace in it. The palace was built in 1297 and actually jutted out into the sea. It was soon turned into a government building, however, administering the post! Marco Polo was reputedly put in...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This palace is a masterpiece. It is located near Genoa port and Aquarium. The palace was used for a time as a prison, Marco Polo was its most famous resident.

1  Thank 485natalijat
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Palazzo di San Giorgio is very nice and the building is very decorative. We were there while Marathon of Genoa took place. The starting point was there and it was crowded with runners and people.

Thank Yossi N
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Genoese played a massive part in the history of Istanbul where they built the famous Galata Tower. To celebrate getting one over on the Venetians, they built identical Palazzi in both Istanbul and Genoa. The Istanbul one has mainly disappeared, but the Palazzo San...More

2  Thank Perrygrinate
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