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Travel Guide to Genoa, Italy

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.
Cultural sights in Genoa
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...
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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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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 offer...
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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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