A surprisingly elegant building in which different architectures and styles co-exist, frescoes and pictorial decorations of great value, a delightful outdoor area and a central position in the most visited part of the old city of Genoa, at the end of Via Garibaldi: all this is Palazzo della Meridiana, a 16th century home opened to the public in the Autumn of 2010.
The sundial drawn on the façade gave the name to both the building and the square below it, exactly on the corner with the magnificent Via Garibaldi, originally called “Strada Nuova“, or New Street. Palazzo della Meridiana is one of the “Palazzi dei Rolli“, a system of 42 Genoese buildings that in 2006 became a Unesco World Heritage Site. Under the current ownership (the Viziano Group), it has undergone long and thorough conservative restoration work and now has rooms outfitted specifically for receptions (up to 500 sitting people), exhibitions, meetings and events. These include the art nouveau rooms designed by Gino Coppedè, and the great hall with its large frescoes by Luca Cambiaso.
Private events like wedding receptions, private parties can also be easily combined with religious or civil ceremonies since the building is very close to Palazzo Tursi (the Town Hall, where civil weddings are held), and to some of the most beautiful historic churches in the city. The garden on the north side of the building is particularly interesting. It has a private entrance and is overlooked by three rooms on the fourth floor.
Palazzi dei Rolli
Years of restoration
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