There is a certain irony that the former main street - Strada Maggiore - is now called via Garibaldi. It is unlikely that the revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi would be happy to know that this street was named after him. The 42 palaces of the Genoese aristocracy are located here. The old name-via Aurea-Golden street would be more suitable for this parade of vanity. Via Garibaldi dates back to 1550, when the Italian architect galleazzo Alessi presented to the city Council the project of the main city street.
Student Alessi Bernardino Cantone was designed by the most famous palaces of via Garibaldi. This Pallavicini Cambiaso (1558), house No. 1, the Palazzo of Gio Battista Spinola (1563), building N6, the Rest of the palaces were designed by other architects, as construction was carried out either simultaneously or much later. The most interesting of them is Palazzo Pantaleo Spinola(1558), building N 2, Palazzo Lercari Parodi (1571), building N 3, Palazzo Carrega Cataldi (1561)house # 4, Palazzo Angelo Giovanni Spinola (1576), house No. 5, Palazzo Podestà (1565) house N 7, Palazzo Cattaneo Adorno (1588), the house N 8 and 10, Palazzo Baldassarre Lomellini (1562), building No. 12, Palazzo delle Torrette (1716), N 14, 16, Palazzo Rosso (1677), house N 18. Museums are located in three palaces. The Palazzo Doria Tursi (1565), house No. 9, Palazzo Bianco, house number 18, Palazzo Bianco, Dom N 11. Palazzo Rosso has a rich collection of paintings, which presents Veronese "Judith and Olofer", Albrecht Dürer "Portrait of a young Venetian woman", 7 paintings Antoon van Dyck, Guido Reni, Bernardo Strozzi. Palazzo Bianco collection is even better. There`re some masterpieces: Ecce Homo by Caravaggio, Veronese, "Susanna and the elders", "Crucifixion". In addition to them, Hans Memling, Spanish Zurbaran and Murillo, the Flemings, Rubens and van Dyck and Filippo Lippi.
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