Palazzi dei Rolli of Genoa - Italy - World Heritage List

Via Garibaldi 12 - Baldassarre Lomellini


Via Garibaldi 12 - Baldassarre Lomellini

Via Garibaldi 12
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FounderBaldassarre Lomellini
Locality Strade Nuove
Roll 1576Level 1 Titular Baldassarre Lomellini
Roll 1588Level 2 Titular Henrico Salvago
Roll 1599Level 1 Titular Henrico Salvago
Roll 1614Level 1 Titular Henrico Salvago
Roll 1664Level 2 Titular Leonardo Salvago q. Carlo

The building, which owes its name to the two small towers flanking its sides, was built in 1716 by the architect Giacomo Viano for Giovan Andrea Doria, Duke of Tursi. His goal was to create a spectacular backdrop that would enhance the airiness and interplay of light of the noble building facing it, thus also serving to conceal a few crumbling medieval buildings from view.