Genoa will Bewitch You
Nestled in northwest Italy, Genoa — sometimes known as Genova — is the capital of Liguria. It’s home to the Europe's largest aquarium in Europe, the Acquario di Genova, a great place to take kids to see fish, dolphins, seals, and penguins.
The maritime museum Galata Museo del Mare recounts the history of Genoa as a port, as well as its history of immigration while offering fun exhibits for kids.
In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped facade and frescoed interior. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and the Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.
Old Town in Genoa is a great place to explore or just watch ships and people as you eat lunch al fresco at one of the many cafés. Getting lost in the maze-like streets is fun; you’ll discover hidden gems of architecture and history, such as the centuries-old Piazza San Matteo.
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