Chiostro dei Genovesi


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To the left of the 15th-century church of San Giovanni dei Genovesi is a wooden door (ring the bell marked 'Sposito' to get in) that opens into a glorious flower-filled cloister with a well, part of a 15th-century hospice for Genoese sailors designed by Baccio Pontelli. Concealed among the octagonal columns supporting the double loggia is a plaque commemorating Rome's first palm tree, planted here in 1588.

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Chiostro dei Genovesi details

Via Anicia 12

Area Rome

Transport Bus 3, 23, 75, 115, 280, 630, 753, 780, H/tram 8.

Open Apr-Sept 3-6pm Tue, Fri. Oct-Mar 2-4pm Tue, Fri.

Admission free.