The star attraction of Genoa is these Palazzi and their contents of frescoes and paintings - not to be missed. I had the extra joy of free admission at the "Open House" weekend... read more
The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern...
The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy.
On July 13, 2006, forty-two of eighty subscribers to 'Palazzi dei Rolli' or rolls' palaces were entered by the special committee UNESCO meeting in Vilnius (Lithuania) between the members. About 10 million euro was spent on their restoration in the 1990s with the use of public and private capital.
On January 20, 2007, a plaque was placed by UNESCO at the beginning of Via Garibaldi on the grounds that it inserts the description of Palazzi dei Rolli within the world heritage listing:
The largest homes, various in shape and distribution, that were chosen at random in the lists (rolli) to host visits of state. The buildings, often built on sloping land, formed of a stepped atrium - courtyard - staircase - garden and rich interior decorations, express a singular social and economic identity and commencement of modern age urban architecture in Europe.