Genoa and its treasures

The strade nuove and the Palazzi dei rolli unesco World Heritage.


The forty-two Rolli Palaces, added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2006, are in fact part of a much richer heritage, made up of at least 120 recognised palaces in the city that, between the end of the sixteenth and the middle of the seventeenth centuries, boasted an extraordinary economic and political power in Europe. The “rollo” was subdivided into three “bussoli” or levels, assigned to the palaces according to their magnificence and beauty.
The residence was awarded by way of lots, according to the rank of the guest; first level: cardinals, princes and viceroy; second level: feudatories and governors; third level: subordinate princes and ambassadors.