Genoa is situated in northern Italy, and served as a major maritime trading hotspot for centuries. Its old town is the heart of the city, woven with labyrinth-like streets and dotted with architecture that harks back to Genoa's glory days.

    Here, you'll find an array of fashionable shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as numerous historical attractions like the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped entrance and richly frescoed interior, and the Piazza de Ferrari, the old town's epicenter. Its centerpiece is a grand bronze fountain, and the Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

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      Genoa is home to some of Europe’s most impressive structures and palaces, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. A thriving seaport in Northern Italy, its pedestrian-friendly historical district features winding alleyways that lead to Renaissance palaces, Roman Catholic cathedrals, art museums, and picturesque piazzas. Genoa also has an eclectic dining scene, with old-fashioned restaurants and...

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