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Colors of Genoa - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Porto Antico Genoa has already become a permanent venue of numerous festivals and cultural events of the international level. Just before the Christmas holidays Genoa hosts Festival of Circus Art, which is a great holiday gift for residents and tourists. During the festival you will find engaging performances not only in numerous theaters and concert halls of the city, but also on the main streets of Genoa, as well as on its squares. The port area of the city is equipped with beautiful stages. Starting from early in the morning here take place numerous musical concerts, plays for children, as well as performances by famous circus troupes.
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The grandiose celebration attracts circus troupes from various countries of Europe. They come to Genoa to show off their skills in front of enthusiastic audience and compete with other troupes. In addition to entertaining circus performances both locals and tourists enjoy visiting numerous fairs that work during the days of the festival. Without a doubt, Book Fair is one of the most anticipated events. Here visitors can buy books imported from various countries at discounted prices.
As a rule, craft fairs are the most popular among travelers because they are distinguished by a rich choice of interesting souvenirs and handicrafts. Such events are a great place to try delicious national food and taste wine. Circus Festival is finished by installing the main Christmas tree. All further festivities, fairs and presentations continue throughout Christmas holidays near the tree. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Festival of Science is another very interesting event. This festival is rather a young one comparing to other festivals of Genoa. At first glance, this event may seem a little boring and too serious for an entertaining vacation. In fact, during the festival visitors can participate in the mass of exciting events and everyone is welcome to take part in them. Interesting films about achievements of modern science, cognitive and enchanting shows, numerous exhibits and special activities for children are extremely popular among local residents and tourists who come to Genoa to have rest. Each festival has a specified theme, which can be noticed in all activities. It is worth noting that not only famous scientists take part in this large-scale event, but also young pupils and students. They present their developments to the audience and compete in knowledge.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Genoa
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Immacolata, Genova, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria del Monte, Genova, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria delle Vigne, Genova, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo, Genova, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco di Paola, Genova, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario di Nostra Signora della Guardia, Ceranesi, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Nostra Signora Assunta, Genova, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Genoa
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Castello di Savignone' Savignone, 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello della Dragonara' Camogli, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in Genoa and surroundings

National traditions of Italy

Another important feature of the Italian character is a reverent attitude to family. Family values prevail over many others. Family for the Italian is not only parents, brothers and sisters, but also numerous "distant" relatives: cousins, uncles, aunts and nephews. In families, women occupy a dominant position. They manage not only the household, but also, often manage their men and solve important family issues. Children are pampered. From their childhood they are brought up fond of their parents, especially mothers. You can often meet an Italian 30-year-old man living with his mother so he can take care of her. Children in Italian families generally do not hurry to leave their parents. … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Genoa. Learn the best periods to visit Genoa to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Genoa.
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