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  • Villa del Principe: outside and inside the walls of S. Tomaso
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    Genova - Villa del Principe - Palazzo di Andrea Doria, 14/01/2018

Villa del Principe: outside and inside the walls of S. Tomaso

Genova

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Guided tour to rediscovery the village and the walls of S. Tomaso and the largest and most sumptuous noble residence of the city of Genoa: Villa del Principe. An opportunity to rediscover a point of ancient Genoa sacrificed to "progress" and which never speaks and at the same time visit an ancient residence, which despite its diplomatic role was never recorded in the five Rolli established by the Republic, to due to the location outside the walls. The palace was built by Andrea Doria in the sixteenth century, on the edge of the city, with a spectacular view of the Gulf. Private home but at the same time a place of stay of many famous people like the emperor Charles V, from which Andrea Doria obtained the independence of Genoa from the Spanish Crown and consecrated him as Lord of the city. Here Andrea Doria gave life to a large Renaissance court, which included important artists such as the extraordinary Perin del Vaga, who took care of the decoration and furnishings of most of the rooms. Surely his successor Giovanni Andrea I Doria enriched it and gave it a monumental appearance. He commissioned Marcello Sparzo to execute the polychrome stuccoes on the vaults of the new rooms added to the original nucleus and to realize in the north garden the famous statue of the Giant, about 8 meters high, overlooking the hill of Granarolo. The same garden in the mid-nineteenth century was destroyed to make way for the railroad tracks and the new residential development and of which traces remain like the magnificent Grotta Doria. Today Villa del Principe is a museum full of hidden treasures with frescoes, stuccos, tapestries, paintings, intact furnishings, which we will discover together! but not only ... an experience that allows the visitor to take a real step back in time into a marvelous Renaissance!

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Villa del Principe: outside and inside the walls of S. Tomaso


Genova

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Sunday, 14 January 2018
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Villa del Principe: outside and inside the walls of S. Tomaso

Genova - Villa del Principe - Palazzo di Andrea Doria

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January 14 2018

14:30 - 18:00

 

 

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