Piazza De Ferrari

The heart of the modern center of Genoa characterized by the famous fountain
Genoa City Centre

Piazza De Ferrari is the main square of Genoa. In the center stands the famous fountain built in 1936 that gave the square its definitive compositional balance.

The imposing buildings overlooking the square were built between the 10s and 20s of the 1900s: the Palazzo della Borsa in neo sixteenth century style, with the splendid Art Nouveau interiors by the architect Adolfo Coppedè, was inaugurated in 1912, the Palazzo del Credito Italiano in 1914 and the neo-mannerist Palazzo della Regione in 1924.

The Carlo Felice Theater dates back to 1828, designed by the great Genoese architect Carlo Barabino (today only the pronaos in neoclassical style and the external porticoes remain of the original construction). From the same period, the adjacent neo-classical building of the Accademia delle Belle Arti (Fine Arts Academy) also Barabino’s project.

Symbol of modern Genoa, the current De Ferrari square was a secondary space at the time of the Superb city. The Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), in fact, overlooks it with a wing and not with the main entrance, which instead overlooks Piazza Matteotti.

(Check out the route from Piazza De Ferrari to discover the center of Genoa)

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