Powerful maritime republic, for many centuries the pulsating heart of sea traffic in the
mediterranean. Today Genoa is a city rich in art and culture, in addition to its important
shipping industry, surging with newfound energy in its challenge to launch the city's
significant artistic and cultural patrimony.
From the old port, surrounded by the narrow alleys or "caruggi" of the historical centre,
dating back to the middle ages, to the splendid streets of renaissance Genoa, with its precious
churches, rich palaces and museums, to 19th century Genoa and its elegant, wide-open spaces,
now devoted to shopping, then back to the sea, with its beautiful promenade, or up to the hills,
dotted with fortresses, for a fascinating and realistic trip back to the past.
Genoa's aquarium is a wonderful way to become acquainted with the world beneath the sea, with
its extraordinary array of species exhibited in giant tanks.
Camogli · Cinque Terre ·
Genoa · Portofino · Zoagli