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  • Portions of the old walls survive, but the greater part of the former circumvallation has been converted into promenades and gardens, outside which a modern town has sprung up. The finest of its squares are the market-place and the so-called Sand.
  • The present line of circumvallation dates from 1626-1632, the period when the independence of Genoa was threatened by the dukes of Savoy.
  • In 1300 the outer ring of walls was completed, the earlier circumvallation being marked by the limit of the Altstadt (old city).

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