Via Garibaldi

Via Garibaldi, formerly called Strada Nuova, is an impressive street in central Genova. It was inscribed in the World Heritage List in 2006. The first time we only came to the street by coincidence, in the late evening. It was designed in the 16th century to accomodate Mannerist palaces for important Genovese families when Genova was a powerful city-state. Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Grimaldi, a famous art college and Musei di Strada Nuova are all situated on the street. It is possible to get inside many of these splendid palaces daytime.

Via Garibaldi (Strada Nuova) with Palazzo Bianco (the white palace) from 1540 to the left and Palazzo Rosso (the red palace) from 1677 to the right. Both has art galleries.


Galleria Brignole-Sale de Ferrari.

Palazzo Bianco.

Inside Palazzo Bianco.

The entrances to the courtyards are often open and inviting from the street.

Palazzo Grimaldi.

Grimaldi is the powerful Royal family in Monaco.

A beautiful waterfall on the courtyard inside one of the palaces.

Deutsche Bank is one of many financial corporation with offices in the palaces of Via Garibaldi.


Via Garibaldi after dark:

The first time we saw Via Garibaldi, it was dark.

Palazzo Rosso by night. There is an art museum inside this famous palace.