by Stefano Finauri 



At present many words are being wasted about the fortifications of Genoa, but nobody acts concretely to increase their value. These ancient works are mainly neglected; they are considered as touristic itineraries or as study subjects. The notions included in this site are the result of a very long research made in several Archives. The aim is to introduce these masterpieces of military architecture to the public, so that a hypothetical visitor may learn, with full particulars, how, when and why they were built. Only if we are acquainted with their history, can we truly appreciate and respect these fortifications.





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The photographs shown in this site belong to the author's collection (with a few exceptions)

The publication of photographs marked "publifoto" has been kindly authorized by Publifoto.

Photographs marked with GeF, belong to the Environmental Service and Urban Quality Office archive.

English version by Monica Rossi and Elora Daphne Turci.

Editing by Marina Pianu