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It would have been wonderful to see the actual house where Christopher Columbus grew up. Unfortunately, the one that stands in Genoa today is only a reconstruction. Nevertheless, it’s an incredibly old structure and was reconstructed only a few decades after the original house was destroyed.

Christopher Columbus, a figure of both pride and shame, was born in the city of Genoa, Italy, in 1451. His father was a wool weaver who also owned a tavern where young Christopher worked as a helper. Very little is known about Christopher Columbus’ childhood, but historical documents indicated that Columbus lived in this house between 1455 and 1470, after which his family moved to Savona, a city to the west of Genoa.

Casa di Cristoforo Colombo

The museum-house of Christopher Columbus, where it is thought he was born and raised. Photo: GK1982 / Shutterstock.com


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