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Sightseeing in Genoa - what to see. Complete travel guide

Genova-Liguria 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.
The central Via XX Settembre street is the busiest shopping street of Genoa. It is a continuous series of boutiques and shopping pavilions. Stores of famous world brands are located there. … 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
In Genoa, it is easy to find suitable entertainment for young travelers. One of the main attractions of the city is the Acquario di Genova. This aquarium is one of the largest in Europe and … 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.
Genova con la G11 Genoa has many scenic districts that are perfect for hiking. One of the most beautiful and recognizable is the Boccadasse district. It is located along the promenade of Corso, Italy. The main features of this district are historic houses, the facades of which are painted in bright colors. Once, in these houses lived fishermen. Tourists will be interested to stroll through the narrow historical streets and look into the most hidden corners of the district.
Restaurants of Genoa will become a real treasure for fans of Italian cuisine. Connoisseurs of other culinary traditions will also have no problems finding a suitable place to relax and enjoy … Open
Among the architectural monuments of Genoa, it is necessary to highlight the Princely Villa. This magnificent mansion was built in the 17th century for the famous marine admiral who ruled the city for several years. At the time of construction, this villa was the most stylish in the city. It hosted the most distinguished guests and held solemn events. Of great interest today is a landscaped garden in front of the villa, in which the unique fountain of 1585 were preserved.
Piazza de Ferrari Lovers of walking in historical places must visit the D’Albertis Castle. It was built in the second half of the 19th century and until 1932 belonged to the famous sea captain Enrico Alberto d’Albertis. The beautiful castle in the Neo-Gothic style has been preserved almost in its original form until now. Presently, part of the historic building is occupied by the most interesting Museum of World Cultures, in which exhibits from all parts of the world are collected.
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 … Open
Among the religious attractions, the Church of Santa Maria di Castello deserves a high priority. It was built in the 9th century. Unsurprisingly, this beautiful church changed its appearance many times in more than a thousand years. In the 14th century a monastery was built next to it. This ancient church has been in operation since the foundation. Today in the building of the monastery, which at the beginning of the 20th century fell into poor shape, is a small historical museum.
Genova Corso Italia In 2004, the Galata Museo del Mare was opened in Genoa. It is located in the port region and occupies a very beautiful modern building. The main exhibits of this museum are models of ancient ships of different eras. Still, on its territory there is an interesting library, in which stored samples of old documents, navigation maps and other interesting exhibits, one way or another related to the ship business are stored. This modern museum will be interesting for the whole family to visit.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Genoa and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Genoa
♥   Shopping area ' Via San Vincenzo' Genoa, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Roma' Genoa, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via XX Settembre' Genoa, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via XXV Aprile' Genoa, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Luccoli' Genoa, 1.5 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
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 art museums
Art galleries in Genoa and around
♥   Art museum 'Musei di Strada Nuova' Genoa, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Doge s Genoa' Genoa, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Diocesan Museum' Genoa, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Genoa Cathedral s Treasure' Genoa, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Reale' Genoa, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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


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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