Also called Palazzo delle Compere di San Giorgio, it is one of Genoa’s most important and well-known buildings and is included on the list of Italian national monuments.

For almost four centuries, it was the main office of Banco di San Giorgio (founded in 1407). Genoa’s most world-renowned institution, it was Italy’s – and probably Europe’s – first modern bank.

A typical specimen of Medieval civic architecture, the splendidly frescoed Palazzo is located in the historic part of the city, just a stone’s throw from the aquarium and opposite the old harbour. The space was recovered in the 1990s, becoming an important centre of tourism, culture, and city services.

Linked as it is to the world of shipping and headquarters of the Port Authority of Genoa, Palazzo San Giorgio, has recently opened its rooms to accommodate, among other things, cultural and conference events.

The following rooms are available:
  • Sala delle Compere 
  • Sala del Capitano
  • Interior loggia


N.B: Sala delle Compere and Sala del Capitano are located on the first floor of Palazzo San Giorgio; there are no elevators or lifts.


Data updated: February 2011


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  • How to get to Palazzo San Giorgio

    - By train
    - By car
    - By plane

  • For information on rental costs and availability of meeting rooms:

    Ufficio Comunicazione

    Palazzo San Giorgio Go to map
    Via della Mercanzia, 2
    16124 Genova

    Tel. +39 010 241 2625
           +39 010 241 2754
    Fax +39 010 241 2397
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  • Tours

    For tours contact Ufficio Comunicazione.

    Admission is free and there is no guide.

  • Hours

    Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 20:00 PM

    Saturday, 7:00 AM to 14:00 PM

    Sunday and holidays closed

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