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Sightseeing in Genoa - what to see. Complete travel guide

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 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 … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Savvy travellers and tourists who make a trip in a big company are recommended to pay attention to family hotels. You can find them in every area of the city. As a rule, these hotels … Open
Garibaldi Street is referred to most well-known streets of Italy because almost any town in this country has such street. In XIV century most noble and rich people of Genoa lived in this street.

This year has been opened a new museum that is organized in a submarine. The submarine named Nazario Sauro was demobilized from Italian Navy and transferred to Museum of Sea.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Genoa and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping streets
Shopping streets of Genoa
♥   Street ' Via San Vincenzo' Genoa, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Via Roma' Genoa, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Via XX Settembre' Genoa, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Via XXV Aprile' Genoa, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Via Luccoli' Genoa, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Castles in Genoa and around
♥   Castle 'Castello Mackenzie' Genoa, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palazzo Cicala' , 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Albertis Castle' Genoa, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Raggio' Genoa, 6.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montoggio' Montoggio, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Genoa
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 68.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Genoa
♥   Art gallery 'Musei di Strada Nuova' Genoa, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Doge s Genoa' Genoa, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Diocesan Museum' Genoa, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Museum of Genoa Cathedral s Treasure' Genoa, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Palazzo Reale' Genoa, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Genoa from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Balestrino

From the series “The most impressive abandoned cities on the planet”
There exist a considerable amount of priceless historical attractions. Visitors can see the beautiful St. Andrew church that survived by some miracle after the devastating earthquakes. Beautiful St. George Cathedral which is remained untouched and which is decorated with priceless frescoes of the 15th century. New earthquakes pose a real threat to Balestrino. The risk is high and the unique historical objects may be ruined at any time. … Read further

Aquarium of Genoa

From the series “The coolest and largest oceanariums in the world”
Visitors will have an opportunity to admire the most incredible deep sea inhabitants, which are now living in a huge aquarium, and watch the stingrays that lurk in a large outdoor tank. In total, there are 70 aquarium tanks. More than one hour is necessary to get acquainted with all sea creatures. There is also an exclusive ride, which is called Night Shark. Once a month, everyone can spend a night in the aquarium and watch the behavior of its inhabitants after dark. … Read further
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