Palazzo Doria Spinola

The Palazzo was built on its own, at the Acquasola gate in 1541-43, for Admiral Antonio Doria, Marchese of Santo Stefano d’Aveto, grandson of Andrea Doria. The internal layout consists of an atrium, courtyard, side staircase with two flights and, on the first floor, the colonnaded gallery, which distributes the state apartments, on a non-symmetrical basis, over the front elevation and the living areas on the other sides. Its sole purpose seems to be to enhance the courtyard space and the high quality of its structure and decor.