Panopticon dalla Lanterna ad Albaro di Giuseppe Marcenaro
1992 / 198 PAGES
The sunniest of the maritime republics was founded in calamitous times as a refuge against the invaders from the north. The city’s fleet, later a defence against the Saracens, was also the vessel of a lucrative trade with them.
In this book, the author leads us on a discovery of Genoa, presenting us with a series of panoramas and views engraved or painted by the best landscape painters (from Giolfi to Guedson, from Chapuy to Cambiaso). These images are commented by more or less renowned foreign travellers who were enchanted or disappointed by the city.