The huge building of the New Stock Exchange of Genova (La Borsa Valori) was built in 1912, with the curved facade and facing Piazza De Ferrari. This monumental palace, with arched pillared porch, was... more
Unfortunatelly I couldn't see the interiors of the cathedral because the door was closed by the time of my visit. I didn't get impression that some works of reconstructions taking place, no visible... more
We weren't actually looking for this funicular, but another which we couldn't find! They are difficult, as the entrance is small and behind a glass door. Above the door is a big sign.
Deciding on this... more
Genovese Acquario is the largest in Italy and the second largest in Europe. It has 3.100 square metres and welcomes almost 1,5 millions of visitors each year. The aquarium was built for Genoa EXPO '92... more
In 1155, the Barbarossa defensive walls were extended to give more protection of Genoa, and it was at this time, at the top of St. Andrew hill, the Porta Soprana was built. The pair of medieval towers... more
12 April 2013: I'm fixing the photos here, and might use the occasion to write a bit about Boccadasse, a lovely hamlet just minutes east of Genoa. As soon as I have time to write and put my pics in... more
I couldn't find any usefull information about Torre dei Morchio, which dominates over Piazza Caricamento. It is obviously an medieval construction, built of large blocks of ashlar stone, but it... more
Saint Peter's Loggia was built between 1589 and 1595 by Andrea Ceresola, nicknamed Vannone, in the trade centre of the old city. The building was commissioned by the Fathers of the Municipality,... more
and all the videos in the museums are great!
don't miss to go up on the symbol of genova to see the beautiful landscape!
The Promenade is open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset.
It is a pity, the building was under restauration and partly covered, when I visited Genua in 2003, but I am sure the works are finished already!
Bombs had destroyed the old theatre in 1943 and so the... more
Located via balbi, this palace ( the most important in Genoa) was build by the " Balbi " a powerful family of merchants. In 1822 it became the residence of the "Savoy".Now it's used for exhibitions.... more
Rained out and looking for an indoor activity, we hit the palazzi of Via Garibaldi. The ticket agent assumed we were students and we didn’t exactly deny it, so the combined ticket including Palazzo... more
The seat of the Prefecture and the Province of Genoa is home to a magnificent courtyard boasting with a double loggia. The dining hall on the piano nobile has a series of frescoes carried out by Luca... more
I Parchi di Nervi (Nervi's Parks) spread out over some 9 hectares, uniting the gardens of Villa Gropallo, Villa Saluzzo and Villa Grimaldi, set out in English style. Tipically Mediterranean flora... more
In the new era of Genova's history the year 1992 has the special and very important significance. It was year when Genova, and the rest of the world aswell, have celebrate the Columbus Quincentennial.... more
Derbies between Sampdoria and Genoa are sure to be a thrilling story! This year (07/08) Genoa is finally back in Serie A again, and the first derby between them since 2002/03 was great! Unfortunately... more
The building was erected by the Balbi family in 1643 but it became property of the Durazzo family and it was eventually bought by the Savoia family who turned it into their residence in Genoa, and... more
PARK DURAZZO PALLAVICINI
is an evocative landscaped and architectonic route where the water with its flow marks the wright cadences to the development of one teatrale weft.
The Park of Villa Durazzo... more
This castle in neo gothic style was the home of Captain Enrico Alberto D'Albertis, a sailor man, ethologist who founded the first Italian yacht club.
to go there , via balbi there is a lift which is... more
The Western Genoese district has been for 150 tears the industrial pole of the city and the ancient maritime and agricultural boroughs became lively industrial centres.
Prà and Voltri still keeps thei... more
New year for boat calendar starts on September and from september to February you can find a boat show almost in every week somewhere in Europe or US.
Genoa boat show which is held on mid October is... more
It's the last Museum finally built to celebrate the year of Culture 2004. There had been many problems during the restoration of this old harbour building, a man also died in a partial crash; no one... more
It's never easy to talk about my hometown, expecially since I like it so much!
Genova is where I was born and raised. I always lived here and I saw it growing up year by year, expecially in the last...
It was kind of run and gun trip tour and this third day we planned to visit Genova, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, all in one day only. There was local cicerone waiting for my group (Croatian...
it's time to make a Genoa page which I have never wanted to build because of this other genoa page which speaks by itself and then master utttz taught me almost all what I can show you if you come to...