Palazzo Nicolò Spinola

Rising from the earlier medieval Palazzo Centurione and Palazzo Gentile, the palace shows the marks of a number of projects commissioned by Nicoló Spinola and his successors undertaken between the later half of the 16th century and the first decades of the 17th. In the 1588, the residence was included in the rolls under the name of Gio.Battista Spinola, ambassador to Spain and active promoter of the renewal of Piazza Banchi. The building is distinguished by the elaborate façade built by Ottavio Semino and Gio.Andrea Ansaldo (1610), whose frescoes dedicated to “Epic histories and allegories” must have increased the feeling of space in the narrow way