Palazzi dei Rolli of Genoa - Italy - World Heritage List

Palazzi dei Rolli of Genoa - Italy


Palazzi dei Rolli of Genoa - Italy

The "palazzi dei rolli" of Genoa are on World Heritage List since july 13th, 2006

The Republic refounded from Andrea Doria between late 16th and early 17th centuries is center of traffics, courts and embassies. In order to host state visits the owners of the buildings were obliged to give hospitality. This happened through lists ("palazzi dei rolli") subdivided in "levels" for categories of quality.

The 5 known lists (of years 1576, 1588, 1599, 1614 and 1664) describe an extraordinary variety of different solutions, achieving universal value in adapting to the particular characteristics of the site and to the requirements of a specific social and economic organization.