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Palazzo San Giorgio, Sala delle Compere
Genoa

The Sala delle Compere is part of Palazzo San Giorgio, Home of the Bank of St. George (est. 1407), one of the most powerful and oldest chartered banks in Europe, this historical building incorporates a section of the original Medieval structure, built in 1260 by order of People’s Capitain Guglielmo Boccanegra and designed by the famous Cistercian monk, Friar Oliverio. This is an example of the architectural estate in Genoa. According to tradition, Marco Polo dictated the account of his journey to China known as "Il Milione" here, where he was imprisoned by the Genoeses during the naval Battle of Curzola against the Republic of Venice, in 1298. In 1570 the building was extended to the south, as a result of the growing fortune and functions of the Casa di San Giorgio. In 1903 it became the headquarters of the Port Authority. The Sala delle Compere was bombed during II World War. That is visible on the broken statues.

Copyright: Hans Von Weissenfluh
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 6000x3000
Taken: 30/05/2007
Uppladdad: 14/12/2008
Uppdaterad: 06/10/2014
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