These are two apartments on the first and second floor of one of the oldest buildings in the city. They are both apartments of atmosphere, which still retain many original features from the early Middle Ages, as the ancient terracotta pipeline that brought water from the roof to the tank below the road, the wooden ceiling and the one Pisanelle (bricks) one; at the same time they offer all the comforts of a modern apartment, from autonomous heating to the dishwasher and wifi.
Together the two units tell the history and ways of life of a medieval family, the family Camilla, who built the palace around the eleventh century. The "Camilla House" remains today the oldest witness to the world of "tower house".
The "portico house" arises from the need to merge the housing requirements of the family to the commercial ones, while maintaining a clear separation between public and private space. The first consists of a lodge on the ground floor (apartment 1); the second of a living area with fireplace (apartment 2), and the bedrooms on the upper floors.
With its width of 6.7m , the loggia of the Casa Camilla (Loft 1) is one of the oldest in the world. In this period Genova is characterized by the severe and dark gray color of the lodge stones, that is alternated by the strong red of the bricks used for the facade and the floors . The restoration of the ancient “pisanelle” (bricks), characterized by a bright red and a thickness smaller than that of today’s bricks, was a particularly delicate and demanding job.
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