Category: Genoa

  • 10 Amazing Facts about Genoa

    10 Amazing Facts about Genoa

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    FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GENOA   Before Italy was United and became the Italian Republic, Genoa was a republic that included the island of Corsica. The World’s greatest explorer Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa in 1451 and donated part of his income from the discovery of the Americas to his hometown. His house…

  • Lighthouse of Genoa

    Lighthouse of Genoa

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    The Lighthouse of Genoa also called Lanterna and is situated on the hill of San Benigno, stands at 249 feet and is the worlds fifth tallest lighthouse and is the second tallest “traditional” lighthouse, the lighthouse was built by Masonry in 1128. Since 1543 and until 1902 when the  Île Vierge was built, it was…

  • Palazzo Rosso

    Palazzo Rosso

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    Palazzo Rosso was constructed in 1671 and construction finished in 1677, Pietro Antonio Corradi was the Architect of this historical palace of Genoa and was owned by the Brignole Sale family until 1874. Maria Brignole Sale, duchess of Galliera, left the Palace to the City of Genoa, so it can increase its artistic splendor and…

  • Palazzo Ducale

    Palazzo Ducale

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    Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale or Ducal Palace is one of the city’s most prestigious Palaces. Construction began in 1298 and was completed in 1783, This was the era when Genoa was Asserting economic power throughout the Mediterranean. The Republic bought the Palazo Fiesscho, which was an adjoining building to the Palace and incorporated it to the new…

  • Palazzo Reale di Genova

    Palazzo Reale di Genova

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    The Palazzo Reale is known as the Royal Palace or Palazzo Stefano Balbi is a major palace in Genoa and In 1823 the Palace was sold to the Royal House of Savoy However since 1919 the Palace is now the property of the State. The Construction of The Palazzo Reale first began in 1618 for the…

  • Galata Museo del Mare

    Galata Museo del Mare

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    Galata Museo del Mare is situated between the Aquarius and the Maritime Station and housed in the oldest surviving building of the old Darena, which was once an Arsenal of the Republic of Genoa, From the year 1500. Now the Galata is home to the Museum of Sea, which was reconstructed and designed by Guillermo…

  • Aquarium of Genoa

    Aquarium of Genoa

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    The Aquarium of Genoa situated on the old harbour area of Genoa, it’s the largest aquarium in Italy and the second largest in Europe, standing at 33,000 square foot. The aquarium was originally built for Genoa Expo 1992,  celebrating 500 years since the Genoan sailor Christopher Columbus discovered the new world. The building was designed…

  • Photographs of Genoa

    Photographs of Genoa

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    Genoa is the capital city of the northwest of Italy’s liguria region, the largest port city in the north-west of Italy, Genoa has a rich history, with stunning architecture and fancy palaces, it’s a gem that should be explored by tourists. Information and statistics the great explorer Christopher Columbus was in fact a Genoese, born…