Palazzo Podestà

The solemn entries of Charles V into the Italian cities had promoted the flourishing industry of celebrating arrays by inciting artists and clients to the taste of ephemeral arts.There remained a diffused desire for exterior scenes which had found glorification in Genoa in the painted fa¸ades decorated in stuccoes.A remarkable example is this Podestà palace, fourth on the uphill side, founded in 1563 by Nicolosio Lomellino of the great family arrived in the second half of 1500 at the height of its political and financial splendour, celebrated through suitable investments, among them the big church of the new Annunziata for the Franciscan Friars.