An amazing display of the most beautiful Palaces of the City. Aroung 1550 the Genoese launched the first Real Estate Project of the history as they had so much wealth that had to find a way to invest them and made the only road designed to impress the rest of the known world, made by Palaces. You will see the number 4 and his decoration and then you can understand how comes that the Genoese were able to keep under thier financial control the Spanish crown for more then 200 years. The world knows the Medici and the Florentine but the Florentine bankers are not existing compared with the Genoese, and the Genoese are still alive :-). Venture Capitalism was invented here ( and not in Silicon Valley ), naval insurances, letter of credit, loan of any nature, war games due to money, accountabilty, the greatest centre for finance, the one that was always alive and thousands of people, ambassador, merchants, bankers, crowns, workers, soldiers, all in this city . And the Genoses were the only one able to say NO ! to the King of France, no fear of anyone. You will see.
The stunning, unique , unexpected view point of the city; exactly in the middle of the city and hidden ( genoa is indeed a hidden secret ) , on a small hill , will display to you the romantic beauty of this city that still the hart of most visitors, like a secret love, that sooner or later you want to come back to see again.
This tour was the best part of my week long stay in Genoa. Karl is informative, attentive and hilarious. We toured a massive cemetery that writing about wouldn't do any justice, had a great lunch, and aperitif with wine. I'm amazed at the knowledge of the city he possesses and I wanted to dig deeper long after the tour was done. I enjoyed myself and believe anyone that enjoys art, love, history and architecture will enjoy it too.
Dear Kalilia buongiorno and thanks for your nice words. It has been a great pleasure for me as you love arts, and for me to see the Guests having emotions in front of what i 've been lucky to discover of thiscity is a great satisfaction and moreover you choose to go to the cimitery that i do particularily love as is a stunning Open Air Art Museum that even London and Paris can't easily compete with ... and nobody knows and expect to see such a wonder, but you understood that Genoa is a Hidden Secret that price the curious or the one that take the risk to discover :-) . Ciaoooo and again thanks and see you again :-)