A surprisingly elegant building in which different architectures and styles co-exist, frescoes and pictorial decorations of great value, a delightful outdoor area and a central position in the most visited part of the old city of Genoa. This is Palazzo della Meridiana, a 16th century historic residence, which was reopened to the public in the fall of 2010.
The building is one of the earliest and most significant pieces in evidence of the architectural restoration of Genoa. The sundial drawn on the façade gave the name to both the building and the square below it, exactly on the corner of the magnificent Via Garibaldi, originally called “Strada Nuova”, or New Street.
Palazzo della Meridiana is one of the “Palazzi dei Rolli”, a system of 42 Genoese buildings that in 2006 became a Unesco World Heritage Site. Under the current ownership (the Viziano Group), it has undergone long and thorough conservative restoration work and now has:
16 rooms outfitted specifically for receptions, exhibitions, meetings and events… including the famous covered atrium with the Liberty skylight designed by Gino Coppedè, and the great hall with its large frescoes by Luca Cambiaso
offices, shops and apartments of great prestige.