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Genoa Sights and Landmarks Guide, Italy

As a tourist in the magnificent city of Genoa, one can expect a once of a lifetime experience in this place. The city is not only rich in cultural and historical knick-knacks but is also filled with “modern antiquities”. The pride of Italian history and culture as reflected by the preserved edifices and structures, are witnesses to the Genoan historical undertakings for the past two millennia.  These edifices still stand proud to this day. The sights that one can find here will surely leave a lasting impression on the greatness and magnificence that is the city of Genoa.

There are a number of interesting and informative sights in Genoa. The first sights that are readily observable are the piazzas or town squares.  Then there are the harbor, museums, galleries, recreational and business establishments. Since most of the streets and alleys of the city center of Genoa have been preserved, seeing the city is best done on foot. Walking along these busy and vibrant paths ignite our memories on how it is to live centuries back. Along the way, one can readily notice cafes, food shops and other business establishments that have been set up to match the centuries-old background!

Notable structures that one must visit on his stay in Genoa are the museums, the palaces, the cathedrals and of course, the lighthouse emblem of the city of Genoa that existed since the city’s origin, to guide sailors safely to its ports.

During the travel, one can indulge in the sheer majestic architectural beauty of Pallazo Ducale, the house of the Genoan Republic or feast his eyes on the works of Italian and Genoese artists on the galleries of Pallazo Bianco and Pallazo Rosso. Some of the heritage cathedrals that are also worth dropping are found in the city, the most famous of these is the San Lorenzo Cathedral. For history aficionados, they can have their fill on the collections of the Museum of Natural History, Museo Chiossone and a lot more. The city of Genoa also boasts its undersea world recreational center- the Genoa Aquarium, which is the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe.

The city of Genoa offers more than mere travel and personal recreation. It offers the feeling of genuine Italian history and culture. The people, the climate, the place… all of these work together in Genoa to provide anyone a lifetime-to-cherish travel experience. From the city tour to the underwater tour of the Genoa Aquarium, one can expect a whole lot of fun and solid enjoyment.

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