A symbol of the maritime republic and of the economic and commercial power of Genoa in the Middle Ages.
Palazzo San Giorgio si the symbol of the medieval city, thriving on the port and its trades: a public building for managing port activities and the affairs of shipowner families, which coincided for centuries with the city management. In the panorama of the medieval city, it played a similar role to Palazzo Ducale in Venice, being more visible to visitors coming by sea than to the city, towards which the medieval entrance staircase was directed.
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Isabella Rizzitano (2015-2023)