Gorgeous Style of Genoa
This extravagant coastal city is often overshadowed by the likes of Rome and Florence, but those that choose to embark on Genoa holidays will be greatly rewarded – introducing themselves to a fascinating city full to the brim with stunning architectural feats, a romantic and bustling port, engaging museums, wonderful food and beautiful surrounding countryside.
Located on the coast of the Liguria region, Genoa will expose visitors to a quintessential image of Italy, reinforced further by the city’s position as the European Capital of Culture in 2004. Stepping foot in the city will see you immersing yourself in a setting decorated by artistic churches, terracotta-roofed houses and grand seaside villas, all radiating an essence of romance and charm.
Historic Centre and Intriguing Museums
It won’t be difficult to immerse yourself in Italian history when spending holidays in Genoa, especially considering the fact that the city is home to the largest medieval centre in the whole of Europe. Strolling through the atmospheric alleyways that stretch from the ancient port through the city is a mesmerising experience, leading you to bustling squares featuring churches, bars and eateries. There are a number of sites you need to try and tick off during your stay, including the Royal Palace, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Palazzi dei Rolli – a UNESCO Site.
The city is also home to a number of fantastically-engrossing and informative museums, revealing the history of the city and Italy in a number of varying exhibitions. Start your holidays to Genoa at the city’s Aquarium – the second biggest in Europe – before exploring the Sea Museum and the Naval Museum for an insight into Genoa’s port history. Finally absorb some of the country’s artistic prowess at the Museum of Modern Art and glance into the country’s past further at the Ligurian Archaeological Museum.