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Genova Piazza Principe is the main station and urban, extra-urban and touristic transport hub of Genoa and its region, Liguria, also due to its privileged position near the city’s harbor. Over the years, the station’s redevelopment has enhanced and enriched the existing shopping and service areas, raising the quality of the offer and turning the structure from a transit point into an urban center of interest that provides a functional answer to the passengers’ and the locals’ needs.
Genova Piazza Principe was built in 1860 based on a design by Alessandro Mazzucchetti.
The original complex featured a majestic single-span steel vault, a typically Neoclassical passenger building and a Doric style porch, enriched with decorations. In the year 1900 a new beam of crossing tracks was added before the front station and separated from it by erecting a new building in the middle. The need for new facilities to serve the newly added track beam altered the station’s flows and functions: the main hall lost its importance in favor of a new off-centered hall, located in the porch area.
In war time, the large steel vault was dismantled to use the iron recovered for ammunitions and never re-built.
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Genova Piazza Principe is open to visitors with its catering & service offer all week long from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m..