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Piazza Banchi, Genoa

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  • It is undoubtedly one of the most famous squares of Genoa, of ancient origin as early as the Middle Ages it was the seat of grain market; Subsequently, with the expansion of the commercial power of the superb, in the twelfth century it was renamed piazza "stands" for the presence of money changers ' stalls located under the arcades of the various palaces. The area was present this square was completely destroyed by a dreadful fire in 1398 and revitalized in order to see the whole area, you had to wait until the sixteenth century, at which time it was completed the renovation of its buildings and was built the Loggia dei merchants designed by Andrea Ceresola said the Vannone, designed to give an indoor venue to bankers and money changers operating in the area. Definitely worth seeing, this square represents an image in the hearts of the alleys, which are still the typical "icons", IE the madonnine in every corner.
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  • Here the idea of Bank. Here were the currency desks where sailors descended to change money. Hence the name of the first bank. beautiful church and Loggia of the former fish market and the former stock exchange. With interesting exhibitions
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  • Entering in the alleys from piazza caricamento welcoming piazza banchi instils in visitors a sense of wonder in the square there are three banks of books, vinyl, cd, dvd is a florist. everyone is friendly and welcoming that contribute to the vitality of the city to purchase a book just seems to live the antiquity of the city they want to take home Half mandatory for Genoa in the heart!
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