Sunday, May 1, 2016

Castello d'Albertis

Castello d'Albertis, D'Albertis Castle, Castelletto, Genoa
Castello d'Albertis (D'Albertis Castle) by Alfredo D'Andrade, 1892
Montegalletto, Castelletto
Genoa, April 2016

“D'Albertis designed the castle in the styles as and architectural collage with a Gothic revival appearance inspired by palaces in Florence and castles of Aosta Valley. Erected between 1886 and 1892 under the supervision of Gothic Revivalist Alfredo D'Andrade, the castle is located on the site of a 13th-century fortified area, which had been reinforced in the 16th century. Alberto not only based his design on the city's foundation, he incorporated and preserved the foundations of the bastion and one of the turrets. Inaugurated for the celebrations of 400 years of Columbus' discover of America, it was the first villa-castle built in Genoa. From top of the hill of Monte Galletto (or Montegalletto), one of the hills in the district of Castelletto, the castle dominates Genoa with a view of the Ligurian Sea.”
(Albertis Castle, Wikipedia)

2 comments:

Revrunner said...

Must be a great view from the top.

Changes in the wind said...

Outstanding....