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Sunset in Genova, Italy. Photo Unacerilla
Sunset in Genova, Italy. Photo Unacerilla
Aquarium of Genova. Photo by Jensens
Aquarium of Genova. Photo by Jensens
Panoramic View of Genova. Alessio Sbarbaro
Panoramic View of Genova. Alessio Sbarbaro
Carlo Felice Theatre in Genova. Photo Jensens
Carlo Felice Theatre in Genova. Photo Jensens
Palazzo San Georgio, Genova. Photo Jensens
Palazzo San Georgio, Genova. Photo Jensens
Regatta of Amalfi Ancient Maritime Republics
Regatta of Amalfi Ancient Maritime Republics
Bologna Porta Galliera. Photo Rinina & Twice
Bologna Porta Galliera. Photo Rinina & Twice
Galata Museo del Mare in Genova. Photo Jensens
Galata Museo del Mare in Genova. Photo Jensens

Genova Information

Genova or “Genoa” as known in English is a large city with a population of about 700,000 people. The city dates back to ancient times around 5 BC and was first occupied by the Greeks before Roman occupation. Genova attracts tourists and visitors, as the city is rich in history, architecture as well as art, music and culture.

A great attraction and place to see is the Piazza De Ferrari located in the centre of the city. The Piazza is well known for its magnificent centrepiece fountain and the surrounding buildings are the financial headquarters of some of the biggest banks and finance companies of the city. At the Piazza you will also find the Teatro Carlo Felice (Opera House), which dates back to 1824.

Another great place to see in Genova is Doge’s Palace. The historical palace dates back to its completion in 1275 and is now a museum and events centre. In 2008 the palace was also host to the G8 Summit attended by world leaders.

Genova is home to Italy’s largest Aquarium (Acquario di Genova). The aquarium attracts over a million visitors every year who come to look at the aquatic environments and learn about conservation of marine life.

For Art lovers Genova is loaded with rich artworks and history most of which can be found in some of the city’s churches like the Genova Cathedral or the Church of San Donato.

Environmentalists will find plenty of public parks and gardens throughout the city. The Villa Durazzo Pallavicini botanical garden is one of the best and is complete with temples, bridges, statutes, sculptures and a flower house.

Many notable and famous people originate from Genova including Christopher Columbus who discovered America, Pope Benedict XV and Giorgio Parodi who founded Moto Guzzi just to name a few.

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Streets of Via San Lorenzo in Genova, italy. Photo by Jensens
Streets of Via San Lorenzo in Genova, italy. Photo by Jensens
Boats Docked at Genova Harbour Foreshore. Photo Chen Siyuan
Boats Docked at Genova Harbour Foreshore. Photo Chen Siyuan