Genoa, a brief history of the Spinola family and the city

Genoa and the Spinola family a strong bond that was born over a thousand years ago.

History links the city of Genoa to the Spinola family since the 10th century. What is certain is that later Guido Spinola, a veteran of the Crusades in the Holy Land, became Consul several times starting from 1102. Genoa, strong due to its mercantile dimension, had in fact eliminated feudalism,creating a new formula for the good governance of the city. The Compagna Communis was born by ecclesiastical will …

The Family

Discovering the Spinola family from the family tree to its present members,

The Spinola family is one of the oldest and most important families in Genoa, together with the D’Oria, the Fieschi of Lavagna and the Grimaldi family and was one of the four families that marked the political life of the Republic of Genoa.

The history of the Spinola family is intertwined with the history of Genoa. An ancient town of the Ligures, Genoa flourished under Roman rule before falling into comparative obscurity. As maritime trade grew, around the 11th century, the city established itself as an independent commune governed by…

Massimiliano Spinola (EN)

Massimiliano Spinola (EN)

1780 /
1857
Massimiliano Spinola was born in Pezenas on the 10th of July 1780, son of Agostino Spinola and the French marquise Henrietta Carrion de Nisas.
Entomologist
Cardinale Ugo Pietro Spinola

Cardinale Ugo Pietro Spinola

1791 /
1858
Ugo Pietro Spinola nacque a Genova il 29 giugno 1791 da Francesco Maria Spinola ed Eugenia Pallavicini. Fu nominato Cardinale nel 1832 da Papa Gregorio XVI.
Cardinale di Santa Romana Chiesa
Discovering how and where the Spinola name has spread and been imprinted in the world.

Concerts

Floral decorations in San Luca

Floral decorations in San Luca

Rolli Days

Visit of Cardinal Bagnasco