ROLLI DAYS DIGITAL WEEK
A virtual journey around Genoa, UNESCO Heritage including culinary inspiration by young Italian Chefs in quarantine – May 16-23 exclusively available online
What a coincidence! I’ve never been to Genova ! And as of May 16 until May 23 there is the unique possibility to virtually stroll through some of the most prestigious palaces, four of them shown for the first time during Rolli Days from May 16 – May 23.
An occasion that I will take for sure! Since I have to be honest, I do miss strolling to Italian cities a lot!
Come on a virtual trip through Genova with Lovefoodish !
The story of the Rolli Palaces
The Palazzi dei Rolli are a specific number of historical noble palaces in the so-called Strade Nuove in Genoa. The system of Palazzi dei Rolli consists of palaces which, in the period between the year 1576 and 1664, were listed in lists drawn up and maintained by the Republic of Genoa. Since the city did not have any representative buildings of its own, the noble palaces and their owners were legally forced to receive guests of the state (and to bear the corresponding costs). For this purpose, the palaces were classified according to size and splendour in categories (so called bussoli) from which, in case of a state visit, the name of the palace in which the guest of state was received and accommodated was drawn. The UNESCO sites includes 42 Palazzi dei Rolli, among the 100 existing ones.
Tune in from May 16 – May 23, 2020 to experience online exclusively some of the Rolli Palaces!
The uniqueness of this Digital Rolli Days lies in the fact that three of these “first showings” wouldn’t have been opened to the public, according to the traditional format and they even won’t be opened in the future; for this reason the digital visit doesn’t represent a sort of emulation of the physical experience, it’s a real resource that allows the public to visit places which are not accessible in any other way.
Many contents will be available both in Italian and English languages!
Discover typical flavours and recipes from Genova during Digital Rolli Days!
In Genoa, pesto is the king of the table. Just as traditional is the focaccia, with its thousands of variants, though you can also enjoy the frisceu, savoury fritters, chickpea flour flatbread and panissa, a type of polenta also made with chickpea flour.
During the Rolli Days there will be the opportunity to discover Genovese flavours, thanks to the traditional recipes, reinterpreted by one of the chefs belonging to Genova Gourmet network and through an innovative “Rolli’s menu”, that includes many ingredients of the region, created by young Chefs in quarantine.
Virtually discover some Art and Culture of Genoa
A walk through the art: the Musei di Strada Nuova collections in Genoa can be admired online using Google Arts & Culture portal. Few clicks will open you the doors of surprising museums, offering you a heritage of culture and beauty
Rolli Days Digital Week Genova 2020 is an event promoted and sponsored by the Municipality of Genoa, Palazzo Ducale Foundation for Culture, Genoa Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – Regional Secretariat of Liguria, Association of the Rolli of the Republic of Genoa; in collaboration with the University of Genoa. (Humanistic science, Polytechnic school –Architecture science Department)