Genoa (Genova) is a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. It’s known for its central role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped facade and frescoed interior. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.
What To See
- The Old Port – Porto Antico is home to a number of fascinating monuments, from the harbour itself to the huge lighthouse which dominates the seafront. One of the city’s most interesting modern landmarks, Il Bigo, lifts visitors high into the air to get a better view of both the city and the sea.
- The Aquarium in the old Port is an absolute must see. This is the biggest aquarium Italy, the second of Europe and will keep you interested for hours. It even provides a hands-on experience with tactile pools where you can reach out and pet rays as they swim by or simply bask in the shallows. Look out for the sharks, giant turtles and luminous showers of floating jellyfish.
- The Old Town – Centro Storico, which is the biggest of its kind in Europe, is full of huge and decorated buildings from the Middle Ages, which were built by the wealthy trader families of the city. The atmospheric streets of the medieval Old Town of Genoa are listed as UNESCO world Heritage Site, and the city also has several beautiful historical palaces and cathedrals.
- Duke’s Palace – Palazzo Ducale is probably the most wellknown building of Genoa, because the international G8 meeting took place in the building in 2001. It is situated near the main square Piazza de Ferrari, and consists of two palaces, merged in the 14th century.
- San Lorenzo Cathedral in Piazza San Lorenzo was built about 1098 then widened. The San Lorenzo cathedral is dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, city patron and hosts two beautiful Museums: Museo del Tesoro and Museo Diocesano.
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Italy has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Rome is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins.
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