The 16th century renovation

The square was completely renovated in the mid-sixteenth century at the behest of Andra Doria. Giovanni Battista Castello and Luca Cambiaso, who also took care of the decorations of the church, realized a new arrangement. At this stage, some Gothic elements were lost. The space was restored between 1910 and 1930. During the work of the early twentieth century, the staircase was also made to join the churchyard and the surrounding square.

Postcard of the beginning of the century shows Piazza San Matteo and climb Arcivescovato. It is interesting to note that the open gallery was once a commercial center

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