spinner-caricamento
Share
Casa di Colombo

Home of Columbus

Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa. But perhaps not everyone knows that in Genoa it is possible to visit the Home of Columbus where the navigator lived between 1455 and 1470.

It is more likely its reconstruction, built at the end of the 17th century after the original house was damaged by a French bombing. Located in the heart of the city, the house is on two levels: the ground floor was used as the workshop of his father, Domenico, who dealt with wool weaving and trade, while the family home was located on the upper floor.

The monumental complex of which the Home of Columbus is 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 that 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 high towers frame it as one of the most important accesses to the city, an obligatory passage for those who came from the east. .

Gallery

Timetable and tickets

Address

Vico Dritto di Ponticello, 1
16128 Genoa

Contacts

Discover all the locations: Musei di Genova

account_balance Wolfsoniana
account_balance Red Palace
account_balance White Palace
account_balance Tursi Palace
account_balance Villa Croce
account_balance Treasure Museum

Other museums in Genoa

Related searches

What you can find on Artsupp

Artsupp is the museums’ portal through which it’s easy to discover art, exhibitions and artworks. Now museums in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain can also share their activities with users

About us