Genua

Genoa

A city of art, the capital of Liguria in northern Italy and metropolis looking onto the sea, Genoa has grown up around the city's port - a natural cove that has always been the site of thriving traffic and commerce. Its ancient heart, Europe's biggest historic medieval center, is crisscrossed by a tight weave of alleys that capture the multicultural soul that has always characterized the city's history. Here, among workshops, eateries, and beautiful shops, glimmers a glimpse of the noble past of Genoa, "La Superba", consisting of sixteenth-century villas, Baroque votive aedicules, and prestigious churches giving onto small squares nestled between the buildings.

Modernity is a few steps away, in places returned to the people and tourists by restoration and great urban renewal projects conducted over the last decade. Genoa offers a dizzying mix of the old and the new.

The Expo with the Aquarium, Via San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the splendid Via Garibaldi full of museums. The city's charm can also be found in the numerous delegations from Nervi to Voltri - autonomous cities until the 20's - where visitors can explore villas surrounded by nineteenth-century parks, picturesque sea strolls, and museums large and small.

Text: www.turismo.comune.genova.it

Roberto Scavino
Camogli beach in springtime
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - harbor in the evening
Ruediger Kottmann
Genova - Piazza de Ferrari
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - Park of Villetta di Negro
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - Waterfall in the Park of Villetta di Negro
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - Via Garibaldi
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - Piazza de Ferrari
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - Monumento Giuseppe Mazzini
Ruediger Kottmann
View to Genoa from Villetta di Negro
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - Pavilion in the Park Villetta di Negro
Ruediger Kottmann
Genoa - Piazza de Ferrari
Alexander Kalashnikoff
Portofino
Martin Broomfield
View over Portofino, Genoa
Andrea Biffi
Porto di Camogli - Liguria
Andrea Biffi
Arco della Vittoria a Genova
Andrea Biffi
Sestri Levante - sentiero per Punta Manara
Andrea Biffi
Tempesta di Chiaroscuri
Andrea Biffi
Baia di Sestri Levante vista da S.Anna (GE) ITALY
Hans von Weissenfluh
Boccadasse, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Hans von Weissenfluh
Palazzo San Giorgio, Loggia