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Why Visit Genoa, Italy

Located on the shores of the Gulf of Genoa in Liguria region, the port city Genoa is most widely known for being the country's major economic center as well as a place boasting incredible well-preserved historical sights.

In fact, Genoa is the city full of grandeur and weighty architectural heritage. Surrounded by sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, Genova (that's how you pronounce Genoa in Italian) once had powerful surrounding walls and some of its parts and towers have made it to our days. 

Interestingly, Genoa is also the hometown of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus.

If Genoa travel is on your radar, you should check out such must-visit sights as the mains square Piazza De Ferrari situated just in the heart of Genoa as well as the majestic Cathedral of San Lorenzo which was opened in the 11th century. 

In case you are interested in seeing more examples of beautiful architecture, head to the gorgeous Palazzo San Giorgio. Built in the 13th century, the facades of the palace are decorated with mind-blowing paintings you just can't miss. 

Among the other "musts" during your Genoa tour is a stop in one of the many top-notch Genoese museums and spending some leisure time walking along the large yet picturesque harbor.

Moreover, there's no place like Genoa to taste outstanding local Ligurian cuisine including delicious seafood pasta, ravioli, and fish dishes. 

To sum up, Genoa travel is a nice way to combine historic sightseeing with tasty Italian experience, and all without lots of bustling tourist crowds. Sounds tempting, don't you think?

Best Things to Do in Genoa, Italy

  • Enjoy main landmarks of the city from the Cathedral of San Lorenzo to Piazza De Ferrari
  • Check out the palaces of Genoa such as the Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Reale
  • Check out the palaces of Genoa such as the Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Reale
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Experience Italy's major landmarks with the private tour starting in Milan. Travel to Sardinia Island on a ferry from Genoa and explore archaeological UNESCO Site of Su Nuraxi di Barumini and the towns of Sardinia. Your trip ends in Rome where you have several days to spend.

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