Sights of Genoa
In the world, Genoa is associated with excellent cuisine, football and classical music. Today we will add to this list the magnificent sights and popular tourist places.
Attraction Piazza De Ferrari
Piazza De Ferrari is one of the most important areas of Genoa. It connects the historical heart of the city with its modern architectural appearance. The center of the square is crowned with a large fountain that attracts tourists on hot summer days. The Piazza De Ferrari is also home to several important administrative buildings, the Carlo Felice Theater and the beautiful Palazzo della Borsa Palace.
Palazzo della Borsa – the pride of Genoa
The building of the new stock exchange (La Borsa Valori) was built in 1912 in Piazza De Ferrari. This magnificent palace was designed by the famous architect Dario Carbone. It is interesting to know that in the late XIX – early XX centuries, Genoa was the main financial center of Italy, pushing Milan to the background. Here were the largest financial transactions that had a great influence on the Europe of those times. Today, the landmark building serves as a venue for important social events and events. They are very popular among tourists and are an important element of any tour of Genoa.
Aquarium. Landmark of Genoa
More recently, the eastern part of the old harbor was rebuilt into a huge exhibition complex, the main property of which is the city aquarium. It has more than 5,000 species of marine animals and plants from around the world, including rare seals, dolphins, turtles and even penguins. All of them are contained in conditions as close as possible to the natural environment. The main feature of the Genoese aquarium is a unique opportunity to take part in the feeding of marine life. For children and adults, these are always unforgettable emotions and impressions. More than 1.2 million tourists visit this beautiful landmark each year.
Entertainment in Genoa
Few people know, but the quiet and calm Genoa is the main center of nightlife in the entire Italian Riviera! It is not strange, most entertainment, nightclubs and bars are located in the historic part of the city. Every weekend, the best Italian DJs are invited here, who provide fiery dances, a festive atmosphere and vibrant shows for tourists and residents of Genoa. If you do not like the active nightlife, then a wonderful evening can provide an evening at the Carlo Felice Theater, the main opera house of Genoa. It regularly hosts concerts of classical music, honing its skills orchestra and ballet troupes.
For lovers of outdoor recreation, the ideal option would be to rest in the municipality of Santa Margherita Ligure near Genoa. Go to one of the picturesque fishing villages, take a boat and spend an unforgettable vacation alone with nature.
Via Garibaldi – the story of Genoa
One of the highlights of the sightseeing tour is Via Garibaldi. It is the oldest street of the city and is fully listed in the UNESCO heritage list. For more than 500 years there have been beautiful palaces of wealthy gentlemen and the cultural elite of the city. An interesting event on Via Garibaldi is the traditional October festival in honor of the legendary musician Paganini, when the sounds of cameras and the voices of tourists are overshadowed by the music of a violin …
Other sights of Genoa
Another interesting tourist destination is the statue of Christ from the Abyss. It is especially popular with divers, as it is located in the bay at a depth of 17 meters! Back in 1954, it was submerged in honor of all the dead fishermen and scuba divers. The perfect purity of the Italian Riviera allows you to enjoy views of the statue “Christ from the Abyss”, even while over the water on a boat. The uniqueness of the monument and stunning sculptural execution made the statue one of the most popular in Genoa.
Landmark Cathedral San Lorenzo is the largest and most massive religious building of the city. It also claims to be the oldest cathedral of Genoa: San Lorenzo was founded in the 5th century AD. Few people know that it is here that John the Baptist rests, the remains of which are the place of pilgrimage for believers from around the world. Also, the cathedral is remarkable in that by its own example it allows to see the development of European architecture from the Romanesque style to the Baroque variety.
Want to visit the XVII century Spanish galleon? Then at your service the ship “Neptune”, which is an exact copy of the ships of those times. Visiting this place, you will not only get a lot of positive emotions, but also be able to feel like a captain of a powerful military transatlantic ship.