Genoa

Genoa is a seaport city in northern Italy and, due to its glorious history, the ancient area of the city is known as "la Superba" (the Superb One) and was named in 2006 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2004, Genoa was named as an EU Capital of Culture, paying homage to its richness of art and architecture.

The city is also famed for its music, Italian gastronomy and history - it has one of Europe's largest historical centres and is a labyrinth of tiny streets and alleys called Caruggi. Its consequently easy to lose yourself in the feel of ancient times as you discover this quait city from within.

There is so much to see in this beautiful city and it is the perfect place to visit in Italy if you have already seen the main cities and want to discover more of Italy's rich culture and lifestyle. If architecture is your thing, you should not miss seeing the city's Romanesque-Renaissance style Cathedral and the other churches dotted around the city, including the Church of San Donato, the Church of Sant'Agostino, the Oratory of San Giacomo della Marina and the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato. Other sights include the Piazza De Ferrari (home of the Opera and the Palace of the Doges) and the Villetta Di Negro and Villa Durazzo Pallavicini public parks.

Did you know..?
Genoa is the home of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus (in Italian: Cristofo Colombo) and you can visit his birthplace at Piazza Dante.

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