Capital of the Ligurian region, Genoa was once a Byzantine stronghold, rival to Venice and Pisa. But with time, Genoa's power waned, over time having assumed a role as one of Italy's lesser tourist towns. But now, after a decade of swift development Genova holidays have gained the reputation of charming and magnificent pastime. Genoa, like practically all Italian cities is very beautiful and romantic so even the shortest Genova holidays will become a real event in your life. Genova holidays are filled with beauty and romance, which is poured everywhere - streets, houses and restaurants bear the signs of perfect renaissance design.
Genova holidays provide a unique atmosphere to plunge into the history of the whole European civilization, and Italian of course. Genoa holidays are hard to be beaten by any other on the case of a great variety of cultural attractions. Museums, art galleries, palaces, squares and monuments - each has a story to tell.
Genoa holidays have always been popular ever since flying brought this wonderful Italian city within easy reach. Genoa holidays provide an opportunity to admire the city - the amazing melting pot of world cultures due to its history as a maritime and trading bridge between east and west. It has fascinating examples of historic architecture, famed museums, as well as picturesque countryside, and attracts hordes of tourists year-round.
To walk along unmapped caruggi, medieval streets punctuated by treasure-filled churches and stylish boutiques, gorgeous antiques displayed in the lovely, frescoed entrance to a 16th-century palace at Galleria Imperiale (piazza Campetto 8, 010 25 100 86, closed Sun), and at the bottom of via Scurreria (off piazza di Lorenzo).
The main attractions to be seen during your Genoa holidays include Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Campanile - the church dating back to the 13th century which has become world renowned for its bands of black and white marble which adorns the facade. And of course Genoa holidays will be incomplete without visit to the Galleria Nazionale. This national gallery is housed inside a 16th century palace and contains to a wonderful selection of art as well as displays of silver, ceramics and furniture.
During your Genoa holidays, take an opportunity to get tickets to Teatro di Genoa - most outstanding theatres of the local and international scale. It hosts a range of international theatre productions, as well as world renowned operas. This is a brilliant choice for those who make Genoa holidays in a wish to indulge in the more cultural experiences.
And after a play, why not to savor a selection of tasty pasta and meat dishes or a large range of delicious seafood dishes somewhere in a refined Genoa restaurant? At Gran Gotto, which was opened in 1937 and has been going strong ever since. Genova travel will suit also those wandering with family and kids.
Genoa offers a great deal of park equipped with lovely picnic spots, where the entire family can enjoy the tranquil environment which the park has to offer.