Genoa is the capital of Liguria province, Italy. This is a port-city that has a great economic importance for whole country. La Lanterna lighthouse built in the port of Genoa is one of the most known local places of interest.
Genoa is a famous center of ship building and heavy machinery, a city of universities, a large tourist and scientific center. In 2004 Genoa was praised to have the title “the cultural capital of Europe”. Moreover, in the city is well developed food industry that mainly specializes of pasta making, and fishing.
Start your observing of Genoa from the city’s port that is especially beautiful on sunsets. The old port hides a real treasure – San Giorgio Palazzo that was built in XIII century according to all canons of the Renaissance architecture. While walking on a historical center of the city you can see medieval buildings surrounded by walls and houses of XIV century. In Palazzo Spinola dei Pellicceria is located the National Gallery of Liguria. Inner decoration of the gallery’s walls is made in baroque style. The furniture inside the building is very old and expensive. “Gallery of Mirrors” is also a popular tourist destination.
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