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Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa
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When near Genoa's port, don't miss the chance to admire the masterful exterior fresco of Palazzo San Giorgio, one of the city's most iconic buildings. Built in the 13th century, the palace was the first public building in the Republic of Genoa. During a period of bitter rivalry between Genoa and Venice, it served as a prison for several notable Venetians, including Marco Polo. The highlight of the structure is its elaborate facade, whose trompe-l'oeil makes it appear covered in statues from a distance. Nowadays the building houses the main port authority, and while tours of the interior are not regularly organized, you can enter by booking a free tour by telephone in advance. A visit to Palazzo San Giorgio represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Genoa trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • ... refurbished, the most important monument of Genoa. Located near the Aquarium of Genoa, gives a ray of sunshine in a dark day.
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  • 圣乔治宫,一座小巧玲珑,建筑精美的宫殿。鲜艳夺目的彩绘外墙上,雕刻着乔治屠龙的画像。马可波罗曾囚禁于此,是热那亚市民的政治中心。 
  • The Palace is next to the Metro station, facing the port of Genoa, on bus route, there's no way to ignore it. Just visited on the outside, but is well maintained and is very beautiful. He was a Palace of powerful families of Genoa, built in the year 1260. Now it is the seat of the authorities of the port of Genoa. Marco Polo was most famous prisoner at Palazzo San Giorgio. Its façade is painted with frescoes and display images of St. George, which is considered Patron Saint of the city.
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  • Situated in the Piazza Caricamento, it was built in 1260 by the uncle of the first Doge of Genoa. Later, it was a prison, and Marco Polo was its most famous resident at some point. Very nice area , especially in summertime.
  • Very nice fasade. A pity that viaduct passing so close so not possible to see it from the sea coast.
  • The site of the oldest European bank. Very beautiful and really interesting
  • One of the best building in town showing the architectural style of Genoa. A must see.
  • Looks nice. It's an administrative building.