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Via Garibaldi: photo description (Via Garibaldi)

Via Garibaldi is one of the main streets of the historical centre of Genoa, along which the luxurious palaces of the Genoese aristocracy. In 2006, she was included in the UNESCO world Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO as part of the quarter of the Palazzi dei Rolli.

The origins of the history of the street takes in 1550 - then Bernardino Cantone created the first project of urban highways. It was originally called Strada Maggiore - the "main road", then was renamed Strada Nuova "the new way", and until the end of the 19th century it was known as via Aurea. Germaine de Stael called her via dei Re - "street kings". And only in 1882, it was named the national hero of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi. Today the length of this straight street with a slight slope is about 250 meters, width - 7,5 meters.

In via Garibaldi in addition to many office buildings and private buildings are two of the largest picture galleries of Genoa, Gallery of Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso Gallery, which together with the Palazzo Doria Tursi are part of the Museum quarter of the Strada Nuova.

The street began to be built in the second half of the 16th century - a period which has gone down in history as the "Century of the Genoese". The local aristocracy wanted to move from the hills above the city, where at that time was a main residential quarter of Genoa, near the sea. The design of streets and construction of the Palace lasted about 40 years before 1588.

Today along the via Garibaldi, you can see some of the most elegant and pompous palaces of Genoa. From Piazza Fontana Marose Piazza della Meridian are the Pallavicini Palazzo Cambiaso, built in the late 16th century, Palazzo Gambaro with the amazing beauty of the frescoes, the Palazzo Lercari Parodi, Palazzo Carrega Cataldi, Palazzo Angelo Giovanni Spinola and others. In the Palazzo Doria Tursi since 1848 is the municipality of Genoa is without doubt the most important and impressive building of via Garibaldi. Many of the majestic palaces of this quarter was seriously damaged during the Second World war, but, fortunately, were successfully recovered, and to this day attract the attention of thousands of tourists.