Rolli Days returns with an edition dedicated to Genoa as queen of the sea

From April 28 to May 1, 2023, Rolli Days returns to Genoa in its spring edition. An edition dedicated to Genoa the Superb Queen of the Sea.

From April 28 to May 1, 2023, Rolli Days will return to Genoa in their spring edition. The leitmotif of this edition will be The Sea, Genoa and its Palaces: four days immersed in beauty, among art, culture and the sea; an opportunity not to be missed to indulge in a long Genoese weekend among the magnificent 16th-century palaces, villas and monumental streets. The ancient Palazzi thus return to reopen their doors to visitors, to tell of a Genoa of noble and powerful families, business, trade and finance. The story of Genoa and its port, the main one in the Mediterranean, a crossroads of humanity and mercantile exchanges that made Genoa the Superb, queen of the sea.

Beginning April 11, it will be possible to book visits at where all updates, details on open sites and the schedule of side events will be available. The website also has all the info for a stay in Genoa.

I Rolli Days is the event dedicated to the Unesco Heritage Palaces that has brought tens of thousands of people to visit the splendid residences of the Genoese nobility since 2009. The monumental streets are the heart of Genoa’s UNESCO site. On the 16th-century Strada Nuova, now Via Garibaldi, all twelve palaces will be open, while on Via Balbi, along with the other palaces now housing the University of Genoa, the recently restored Palazzo Balbi Senarega will reopen to the public.

Palazzo San Giorgio, home of the bank of the Genoese since the 15th century, will open, and other extraordinary mansions, such as that of Ambrogio di Negro, will also be open to visitors, and it will be possible to return to the palaces of Brancaleone Grillo, Nicolò Cattaneo della Volta, and Doge Ferretto.

The villas around the ancient city are another important chapter in the narrative of these Rolli Days, which offer a focus on the villas along the coast west of the historic center, between Sampierdarena and Pegli. These include Villa Rostan, which can also be reached by sea (weather permitting) via the Navebus service, and Villa Centurione Doria, built in the mid-sixteenth century at the behest of Adamo Centurione, a wealthy merchant and active investor in the affairs of Spain as well as owner of Palazzo Centurione Pitto, which is also open and can be visited with its precious seventeenth-eighteenth century decoration.

Side events include the exhibition The Magnificent Gift dedicated to the Dukes of Galliera and their donations for the port and the city of Genoa, which will be hosted in the Villa Duchessa di Galliera. In addition, during Rolli Days, for the first time ever, the duchess’s 18th-century budoir will be open with original furniture and furnishings. The palace’s kitchen area will also be visible.

As always, the great protagonists of the Rolli Days will be the science popularizers, young professionals who will lead the tours in the ancient palaces and with their words bring to life the architecture, paintings, sculptures and tapestries of those unique mansions and the stories of their owners.

The Rolli land on Facebook and Instagram: information, stories, and images of the Rolli are now also available on the official social channels of the UNESCO site The System of New Roads and the Palazzi dei Rolli of Genoa, at @rolliestradenuove_genova

ROLLI DAYS SPRING 2023 is an event promoted and organized by the City of Genoa in collaboration with Genoa Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Culture - Regional Secretariat of Liguria, Association of the Rolli of the Genoese Republic, University of Genoa, and Archdiocese of Genoa.

Image: Palazzo Spinola, second floor hall. Photo by CA Alessi

Rolli Days returns with an edition dedicated to Genoa as queen of the sea
Rolli Days returns with an edition dedicated to Genoa as queen of the sea

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