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Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, Superintendence for the Architectural, the Landscape, the Historical Heritage. Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological of Italy
Nikon D300 Nikon 12/24
Shutter Speed 1/250
Focal Lenght 24mm
Is so called because it was the dwelling place of the admiral Andrea Doria. In 1528, in this building, he transferred his allegiance from Francis I (France) to Charles V (Spain). The central body of the building dates back to the Middle Ages; it was the seat of the Hospital of Saint Peter and Paul and the pilgrims used to lodge there on their way to the sacred places. For centuries its nearnessto the port (the present Piazza Garibaldi) and to the castle made it the ideal place for diplomatic rendez-vous and military agreements. Once the renovation work is completed, the Doria Museum will exhibit, besides its own artistic
and historic wealth (statues, bas-reliefs, headstones), archives which date from the eighteenth century and it will host cultural shows and meetings.