Palazzo Doria Tursi

If in 1583, in the case of Cattaneo Adorno, two buyers had agreed to divide between themselves a site in Strada Nuova, in 1565 someone still opened a building yard on an area of about half a hectare with a street front three times wider than that of the other buildings.We are in the second tract of the uphill side and the planned homogeneity of proportions sinks into the most prosaic reality: no matter how rich the Genoese merchants and financiers were, not many could afford to open a house in the new district. Some preferred to restore the family palace in the old centre, where they had roots and respect, and to invest in a new house in the country.