Photos and video about Genova: a complete source of information for nautical tourists
Genoa, the capital city of the Ligurian region, has one of the most important ports at an European level, apart from being a city rich in history and culture due to the fact that it was one of the four maritime republics.
The Genoa Aquarium, one of the most important in Europe, must be visited, apart from the Galata Sea Museum, the Lanterna; a promenade through biggest medieval city centre in Europe, the alleys or lanes very close to the Old Port, without forgetting to taste the specialities of Ligurian cuisine such as focaccia bread and pesto sauce.
Here are only a few of the Genoans that are famous at an international level: Christopher Columbus, Nicolò Paganini, Renzo Piano, Lele Luzzati, Fabrizio De Andrè, Gino Paoli, Beppe Grillo, Paolo Villaggio, Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Mazzini and Gilberto Govi.
The Genoan coast is a continuous line of inlets and rocky tail pieces one after the other, close to which small characteristic cities with a glorious maritime history can be found: Bogliasco, Pieve Ligure, Sori, Recco and Camogli , with the houses high up overlooking the old port and the beach. To the East there is the imposing Portofino promontory that reaches out into the sea for about three kilometers with its trapezoidal mass, outlining the Paradise and Tigullio gulfs on both sides.
Near Genoa, rich with small inlets and bays is the Portofino promontory which hosts amongst its folds the splendid villages of San Fruttuoso, Portofino and Paraggi. On the Tigullino coast the towns of Santa Margherita, Rapallo, Zoagli, Chiavari and Lavagna follow each other in rapid succession; near the mout of the Gromolo torrent is Sestri Levante , the coast of which is characterised by a short rounded headland that forms two inlets: the Bay of Fairy Tales (Baia delle Favole) to the North-East and the Bay of Silence (Baia del Silenzio) to the South-East.
On the western wide gulf slope outlined by Punta Manara the steep spurs of Mount Moneglia meet and it is on the slopes of this mountain that the town of the same name rests.