Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Palazzo Doria-Tursi

The courtyard of Palazzo Doria-Tursi, Via Garibaldi, Genoa
The colonnaded courtyard of Palazzo Doria-Tursi
Via Garibaldi
Genoa, April 2016

“Since 1848 the seat of Genoa City Hall, this grand building (1565-79), also known as Palazzo Doria-Tursi, is conspicuous by its sheer size: the front is three times the length of the other buildings, an indication of the power wielded by Nicolò Grimaldi (the principal creditor of Philip II of Spain), who commissioned its construction. This imposing edifice, designed by Domenico and Giovanni Ponzello, has a magnificent colonnaded courtyard with double staircase leading to the upper loggia. Taddeo Carlone, who designed the impressive portal, was also involved in the decoration of the facade, which is enhanced by the color contrasts of white marble, pink stone and gray slate.”
(The Italian Riviera, Touring Club of Italy)

2 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

Outstanding.....

Gunn said...

Great architecture.
A very beautiful place.