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Columbus House

Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa . But perhaps not everyone knows that the Casa di Colombo where the navigator lived between 1455 and 1470 can be visited in Genoa.

More likely it is a reconstruction of it, built at the end of the 17th century after the original house was damaged by a French bombardment. Located in the heart of the city, the house is spread over two levels: the ground floor was used as a workshop by his father , Domenico, who was involved in wool weaving and trade, while the family home was located on the upper floor .

The monumental complex of which the Casa di Colombo is a part develops in the garden behind it with the cloister of S. Andrea , the only remnant of a monastery dating back to the 12th century which once stood nearby.

A short distance away is the Porta Soprana , part of the walls built by the Genoese around 1155 to face a possible arrival of Barbarossa: its two tall towers frame it as one of the most important entrances to the city, an obligatory passage for those who came from the east .


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Vico Dritto di Ponticello, 1
16128 Genoa


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