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Palazzo Gerolamo Grimaldi (Palazzo della Meridiana)

Palazzo della Meridiana - Ph CA Alessi

Palace of Gerolamo Grimaldi


The palace

The palace commissioned by the Grimaldi Oliva family was built between 1536 and 1545, therefore before the creation of Strada Nuova: Palazzo della Meridiana is one of the first evidence of the new Renaissance style in the city. We know that the Palace had a complex structure, partly lost, on several levels and with beautiful gardens. It remained property of the Grimaldi family until the nineteenth century, and then changed owner several times.

Why you should visit Palazzo della Meridiana

Prominent artists, such as Lazzaro Calvi, Giovanni Battista Castello il Bergamasco worked there, and above all Luca Cambiaso, who in the large hall on the main floor staged the story of Ulysses who shoots arrows to the Proci, with extraordinary perspective solutions.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the atrium of the building was transformed by Gino Coppedè, commissioned by Evan Mackenzie.

Today Palazzo della Meridiana belongs to a private company and is home to temporary exhibitions, cultural activities and receptions.


The privately owned palace is open for individual visitors once a month and for exhibitions and events.



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