Columbus Monuments Pages

Italy
Genova
Genova (prov.)

Liguria

Vico Dritto di Ponticello

Casa de Colombo

Columbus' House

Genova /  Casa de Colombo   Genova /  Casa de Colombo

Inscription(s)

Plaque on the house:

nvlla domvs titvlo dignior
heic
paternis in aedibvs
christophorvs colvmbvs
pveritiam
primamqvi ivventam transegit

Next to the house is a small park with the St. Andreas Cloister. A metal plaque at the entrance of this park reads:

ministerio per i beni culturali e ambientali
soprintendenza per beni ambientali e architettonici
della liguria - genova
1492-1992
lavori di restauro conservatico della
case di cristoforo colombo, del chiostro
di s. andrea e sistemazione dell' area
circostante eseguiti nel 1987/1988

(Finanziamento ex lege no. 418 del 8 ago 85).

Annotation

The Columbus House
Just outside the Porta Soprana is the Casa de Colombo, the Columbus House.

On old photographs, this house is in a narrow street with houses on both sides. Nowadays, all the other houses are demolished and the Columbus house is left as a lonely remnant of the past. In 1987/88 the area is restored for the 1992 celebrations.

This monument on postcards

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Sources & Information

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Location N 44°24'19" E 8°56'6"

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Item Code: itli014; Added: 9 August 2002  / Photograph: 9 August 2002

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