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Galleria Mazzini

With a milestone that boasts almost 150 years of history, Galleria Mazzini stands in the heart of the city, nestled between Piazza Corvetto and Piazza De Ferrari and adjacent to the very elegant Via Roma.

A few steps from the caruggi, the Palazzi nobiliari dei Rolli and the Carlo Felice Theatre, Galleria Mazzini represents a meeting point between past, present and future. Walking in this small, elegant, Art Nouveau-style covered promenade, among shops, bookshops, bars and restaurants is an experience to be had, especially for those who have the opportunity to visit Genoa.

Named after its patriot Giuseppe Mazzini, it was built (between 1866 and 1877) inspired by the famous passages in Paris and the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. As soon as it was inaugurated, it was a source of pride for the entire city.

Considered opulent and refined, it became the 'salon' of the intellectuals and illustrious personalities of the time. In the 1990s, following the Columbus celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America, the Gallery underwent a major renovation with new flooring, which was further enhanced in 2001 with large octagonal marble and brass mosaics. While if you look up you can admire the glittering stained glass windows and domes, the sumptuous bronze chandeliers with Janus (symbol of the city) and the cast-iron griffins that seem to dominate the whole.

Throughout the year, the Gallery hosts the Book Fair (Christmas) and the antiques market every fourth Wednesday and Thursday of the month.

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