Decision : 30 COM 8B.46
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1,
2. Inscribes Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli, Italy, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): The ensemble of the Strade Nuove and the related palaces exhibit an important interchange of values on the development of architecture and town planning, in the 16th and 17th centuries. Through the architectural treatises of the time, these examples were publicized making the Strade Nuove and the late-Renaissance palaces of Genoa a significant landmark in the development of Mannerist and Baroque architecture in Europe.
Criterion (iv): The Strade Nuove in Genoa is an outstanding example of an urban ensemble consisting of aristocratic palaces of high architectural value, illustrating the economy and politics of the mercantile city of Genoa at the height of its power in the 16th and 17th centuries. The project proposed new and innovative spirit, representing the siglo de los Genoveses (1563 to 1640). In 1576, the Republic of Genoa established a legally based list of Rolli recognizing the most outstanding palaces for official lodging of distinguished guests.
3. Encourages the State Party to eliminate the section of the motorway in front of the historic centre by building it into a tunnel.