One of the historical villas of Albaro

Albaro is a residential neighbourhood of Genoa, Italy, which covers a wide area on a hill east of the city centre, once the old comune of San Francesco d'Albaro, included in the city of Genoa in 1873.

The boundaries of the neighbourhood are the promenade of Corso Italia, Via Nizza and Via Pozzo on the west side, Corso Gastaldi and Corso Europa on the north side, via Sclopis and via Orlando on the east side.

For a period, it was Lord Byron's official residence, when the romantic poet lived in Genoa.

During the 19th century it was a renowned holiday resort for the Genoese upper class, who lived in the city and during summer used to move to their villas in Albaro.

Buildings and structures

The convent and church of San Francesco d'Albaro is located here. Of the historical houses of Albaro, the most famous are:

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Coordinates: 44°23′47″N 8°57′57″E / 44.39639°N 8.96583°E / 44.39639; 8.96583

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