Genoa will certainly please fans of captivating excursions. The city is famous for its exquisite palaces, interesting museums and symbolic monuments. San Giorgio Palace has become the symbol of the city for many years. All travellers, who visit Genoa, tend to visit it. The design of the building is elegant and rigorous, and its inner decoration is truly fantastic in even slightest details. The halls of the palace are decorated with frescoes, which depict one of the most important historical events - the discovery of America by Columbus.
Among the striking historic monuments of the city we should definitely mention Porta Soprano gates, which are a kind of entrance to the old district of Genoa. Previously the gates were a part of a large fortification. The city was surrounded by a thick stone wall with five gates. Only two gates and a small piece of the wall have survived till our time. The historical monument is often used as a venue for orchestra concerts. Among the most famous religious sites of the city we must mention San Lorenzo Cathedral, the construction of which took place in the 12th century. According to a legend, the cathedral was built on the site of an ancient temple, which was founded in the 3rd century by St. Lawrence. The main religious item, which has been kept in the cathedral for centuries, is a beautiful cup made of green glass.
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