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10 things to see in Genoa

Built between the sea and the mountains, Genoa is a city rich in history, sights and monuments to visit.
From the city’s iconic lighthouse to the palaces that housed famous people in the 16th century, in this article you will find out what are the 10 things to see in Genoa.

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Genoa, superb for men and for walls

Like a middle land embracing sea and mountains, Genoa has earned a variety of nicknames throughout its history. Among the many, “la Superba” is certainly the best-known appellation of the Ligurian city, assigned to it by Francesco Petrarch back in 1358

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Carnival 2024 and traditional Genoese masks

The carnival with its traditional masks, colors and loud noise had originally been intended to drive away the forces of darkness and winter, and to pave the way for the arrival of spring. In ancient times, the Genoese carnival was more rowdy and even more irreverent than the Venetian carnival.

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Pirates in Genoa: the Galleon at the Old Port

In one of the most interesting places to visit in Genoa, the Old Port, where the blue of the sea crashes against the city’s old and new buildings that, in a harmonious play of colors, blend into the entire Ligurian coastline, a real pirate ship is moored: the Galleon Neptune.

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