“He who bought the Mansion in Piazza Fontane Marose carried my same name in 1836: Domenico Pallavicino, my great-grandfather, was the first to elect a sixteenth-century building as the main residence of our family. With the Pallavicinos, since the 19th century, almost every generation has wanted to enrich it”
(Prince Domenico Antonio Pallavicino)
The Palace has its roots in the Renaissance and is testimony to an ancient and illustrious history. Over the centuries, belonging to the Interiano, Centurione Oltremarini, Grimaldi della Pietra and Vivaldi Pasqua families, it was purchased in 1836, for the sum of 250,000 lire, from the Marquis Domenico I Pallavicino, namesake great-grandfather of Prince Domenico Antonio Pallavicino, current owner of the building, and from his wife Teresa Corsi of Florence, who took care of starting its artistic life, buying paintings, works of art and furnishing it as befits a majestic home.
Since the mid-sixteenth century, the building has undergone numerous interventions, taking on its current appearance in the nineteenth century. A prestigious residence considered, already in the seventeenth century, by the great Flemish painter Rubens, an exemplary architectural model. The rooms of the palace retain cycles of frescoes and decorative systems made over the course of four centuries.
The art collection, which includes paintings by important artists, including Bernardo Strozzi, Simone Cantarini, Gaetano Gandolfi, Anton Maria Maragliano, Vittorio Corcos, is embellished with tapestries, some belonging to Admiral Andrea Doria, wooden sculptures, bronzes and marbles , furnishings, furniture and porcelain.