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It is not much of a square when you first look at it, but for people watching, you get the atmosphere of italian city life. In the evening there normally was some one basqueing, some times good, others .... a question of taste.
When strolling through surprising Genoa, we headed up to the port, when we passed this nice looking square. It is called Piazza Banchi (Italian for bank) after the many money exchange stalls under the porticoes of the buildings at the square. It was the location...More
We were fortunate enough that we saw some very old photos of Genova and among them was a great one of this little gem of a meeting place, showing it to be a important meeting area in the early days of trading here. As the...More
Piazza Banchi is close to both the port area and the carrugi of Genova. It was once much closer to the port and was one of the gateways where trading would take place. Some people wanted to build a church but the city administrators said...More