Italy in Photos

Photos taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italy

Genova

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Is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. In 2015, 594,733 people lived within the city’s administrative limits. As of the 2011 Italian census, the Province of Genoa, which in 2015 became the Metropolitan City of Genoa, counted 855,834 resident persons. Over 1.5 million people live in the wider metropolitan area stretching along the Italian Riviera.

Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea, Genoa has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean: it is currently the busiest in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea and twelfth-busiest in the European Union. Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba (“the proud one”) due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006 as Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli. The city’s rich cultural history in art, music and cuisine allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Guglielmo Embriaco, Christopher Columbus, Andrea Doria, Niccolò Paganini, Giuseppe Mazzini, Renzo Piano and Grimaldo Canella, founder of the House of Grimaldi, among others.

Genoa, which forms the southern corner of the Milan-Turin-Genoa industrial triangle of Northwest Italy, is one of the country’s major economic centers. The city has hosted massive shipyards and steelworks since the 19th century, and its solid financial sector dates back to the Middle Ages. The Bank of Saint George, founded in 1407, is among the oldest in the world and has played an important role in the city’s prosperity since the middle of the 15th century.[12][13] A number of leading Italian companies are based in the city, including Fincantieri, Selex ES, Ansaldo Energia, Ansaldo STS, Edoardo Raffinerie Garrone, Piaggio Aerospace, Mediterranean Shipping Company and Costa Cruises. Wikipedia

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Video 1 – Via Venezia to  Piazzale Porta del Molo
Approximately 2.53 km – 1.57 miles

The walk starts in Via Venezia – Piazza Dinegro – Via S. Benedetto – Piazza del Principe – Via Antonio Gramsci – Via Marino Boccanegra – Calata Ansaldo De Mari – Calata Simone Vignoso – Porto Antico – Calata Falcone e Borsellino – Calata Cattaneo – Piazzale Porta del Molo

Video 2 – Via delle Fontane to Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari
Approximately 1.18 km – 0.73 miles

The walk starts in Via delle Fontane – Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Piazza della Nunziata – Piazza della Nunziata – Via Cairoli – Via Garibaldi – Piazza delle Fontane Marose – Via XXV Aprile – Via Roma – Largo Sandro Pertini -Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari

Video 3 – Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari to Piazza S. Giorgio
Approximately 0.59 km – 0.37 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari – Via Cardinale Pietro Boetto – Chiesa dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea detta del Gesù, Via di Porta Soprana – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti – Via S. Lorenzo – Piazza San Lorenzo – Via S. Lorenzo – Via di Canneto Il Curto – Piazza S. Giorgio

Video 4 – Via XX Settembre to Via Galata / Via XX Settembre

Approximately 2.00 km – 1.24 miles

The walk starts in Via XX Settembre – Piazza della Vittoria – Via Luigi Cadorna – Viale Enrico Caviglia – Piazza Giuseppe Verdi – Via Fiume – Via Colombo – Piazza Colombo – Via Galata – Via XX Settembre