St. Giorgio’s Palace

It was the first seat of the Municipality and then at the time of the Republic of the historic Banco di San Giorgio
San Giorgio Palace, Genoa

The famous St. Giorgio’s Palace in the Old Town of Genoa, located in the eastern part of the Caricamento square a few steps from Porto Antico (Ancient Port) and San Lorenzo Cathedral, was built by architect-monk Oliviero in 1260 following the desire of Guglielmo Boccanegra, Captain of the People, so as to provide the Comune with its own headquarters.

It was initially called Palazzo del Mare, but its name was changed to S.Giorgio when Banco di S.Giorgio moved there. This bank, one of the symbol of Republic of Genoa’s power, managed public debt and port incomes, as well as becoming the forerunner of all modern bank systems.

Things to see in Genoa

San Lorenzo Cathedral

The Cathedral of Genoa is located in Via/ Piazza San Lorenzo, the main street of the Historical Center of Genoa that connects Palazzo Ducale and the Porto Antico area

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