Genoa Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Genoa Aquarium

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Genoa is associated, understandably, with the sea. It's Italy's largest port city, and it's home to the Genoa Aquarium – Italy's largest aquarium, and one of ...  Read more

Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato was begun in the 16th century, but most of the work on the interior was done roughly 100 years later – ...  Read more

Basilica of Santa Maria di Castello

Set on a hilltop overlooking the Castello district, Genoa’s Basilica of Santa Maria di Castello is one of the most important churches in this bustling port ...  Read more


One of the most dominant features of Genoa's enormous port is something that looks a bit like a space probe sticking out of the water. That multi-pronged ...  Read more


The sprawling port city of Genoa (Genova) is made up of a number of distinct neighborhoods, each with its own history and identity. One of these is ...  Read more

Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art

You might not think of seeing a great collection of Asian art when you're in Italy, but that's just what you'll get at the Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art in ...  Read more

Corso Italia

Who could turn down the opportunity for a long stroll along a beautiful seafront on a gorgeous Italian day? If you're headed to Genoa, then that means you're ...  Read more

Galata Museo del Mare

Among the properties managed by the company that runs the famous Genoa Aquarium is the Galata Museo del Mare, or Museum of the Sea. This maritime museum is a ...  Read more

Genoa Cruise Port

As birthplace of Christopher Columbus, it's fitting that Genoa (Genova) is home to the second-largest port in Europe. A popular stop for cruise ships, the ...  Read more

La Lanterna

One of the iconic symbols of the city of Genoa is its old lighthouse, commonly called La Lanterna, which still serves as the city's primary lighthouse today.  ...  Read more

Palazzi dei Rolli

It's often said that all of Genoa's historic center is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but in truth the designation is more specific. It includes ...  Read more

Palazzo Bianco

Many former private homes in Italy are now museums, bequeathed to cities when the families could no longer afford their upkeep. Genoa has several such ...  Read more

Palazzo Ducale

From the 14th through the 18th centuries, the rulers of Genoa were called doges, and they ruled from the Doge's Palace – the Palazzo Ducale in Italian – in ...  Read more

Palazzo Rosso

In many cases, the names of notable buildings in Italy can seem arbitrary. With the Palazzo Rosso in Genoa, however, the reason for the name is quite clear as ...  Read more

Piazza Caricamento

One of Genoa's main public squares – the Piazza Caricamento – is located along its famous waterfront. Whether you're in Genoa because you're on a cruise ...  Read more

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