Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

Palazzo Spinola di Pellicceria, built by Francesco Grimaldi at the end of the 16th Century, appears constantly in the list of palazzi included in the “Rolli” system, the system whereby residences were extracted by lot to provide reception facilities for official guests of the city. This was due to the fact that the Republic did not possess its own official premises in which to receive, meet and provide hospitality as part of its own diplomatic functions.The Genoese residences are hence described by chroniclers of the time as palatial due to their extraordinary artistic decor and stunning picture galleries contained therein.