The Nineteent Century
Society changes: Finale in the Nineteenth Century
Count Giorgio Gallesio (1772-1839), a minor aristocrat from Finalborgo, was secretary to the Genoese delegation that attended the Congress of Vienna in 1815, where Liguria was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia
Author of a volume on pomology (i.e. the science of fruit-growing) entitled “Pomona Italiana“, which contains a number of remarkable tables in colour, Count Gallesio was among the most brilliant and prominent figures of the times. A respected botanist working out of his Tenute dell’Aquila estate in Finale his work is quoted, among others, by Charles Darwin.
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY – 1815-1900 CE
During the 19th century, Finale and its most prominent maritime and small-scale farming economy gradually embraced modernisation. Infrastructure is a case in point, as both the coastal road connecting seaside towns and the railway between Genoa and Nice were built at the time. Further proof of changed social lifestyle and undeniable economic wealth was the construction of two prestigious theatre houses, i.e. the Sivori Teatre in Finalmarina and the Aycardi Theatre in Finalborgo.