Genova Brignole railway station is a major station of Genoa located on Piazza Verdi in the town center at the foot of the Montesano hill. The main long distance station is Genova Piazza Principe station. The first station was built in 1868, but the current building was opened in 1905 for the Genoa international exposition. A project proposal was presented in 1902 by the engineer Giovanni Ottino that provided for a building for a 105 metre long, divided into 3 buildings on a central axis of symmetry. The building incorporates romantic "renaissance" themes of the French school of architecture, enriched by extensive decorations. The pilaster jambs and frames of the 1st floor are mostly white.