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Italy in Photos

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

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to embark on a journey through the enchanting city of Genova – Genova is a city of contrasts, where the ancient and the modern coexist in harmony. It is a city that boasts a rich maritime heritage, a vibrant cultural scene, and a stunning architectural legacy. Here are some of the highlights of Genova that you should not miss:- Take a leisurely stroll around the Old Port which is the heart of Genova, where you can admire the old harbour, the restored warehouses, and the modern attractions such as the Aquarium, the Maritime Museum, and the Biosphere. The Old Port is also a lively place to enjoy a stroll, a meal, or a drink, while watching the boats and the people. You can also take a boat tour to see the city from a different perspective. – Discover the awe-inspiring architecture of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato: This is one of the most beautiful churches in Genova, located in Piazza della Nunziata. It was built in the 16th and 17th centuries, and it features a stunning baroque interior with marble, stucco, gold, and frescoes by some of the most renowned Genoese artists. The dome is especially impressive, with an Assumption fresco by Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo. – Explore the rich history and vibrant culture as you wander around Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari main square of Genova, where you can admire the fountain, the neoclassical facade of the Teatro Carlo Felice, and the eclectic palaces that surround it. The square is also the financial and business centre of Genova, as well as a popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike. – Discover the rich history and architectural wonders as you explore Piazza San Lorenzo which is another important square in Genova, where you can find the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. It was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style, with black and white stripes on its facade and bell tower. The cathedral houses the relics of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of Genova, as well as a museum of sacred art. – Explore the delightful flavours of Italy as you wander through the many exquisite restaurants, bars, and gelaterias that grace the Via XX Settembre: This is one of the main streets in Genova, where you can find elegant shops, cafes, and cinemas. It was created in the late 19th century, following the demolition of some medieval buildings. It is named after the date of the capture of Rome in 1870, which completed the Italian unification. Let our extraordinary collection of stunning photographs take you to the very heart of Genova, capturing the essence of this extraordinary destination. Italy in Photos – showcasing the wonders of Italy, one mesmerizing image at a time.

Via Venezia is a street in Genova which runs from Via Bologna to Piazza Dinegro. You can find the Chiesa di San Teodoro (Church of Saint Theodore) in Via Venezia. It is a historic church in that dates to the 10th century. It was originally located on a cliff overlooking the sea, but it was demolished in 1870 for urban and port development reasons. A new church was built in a nearby site, in the neogothic style. The church is dedicated to Saint Theodore of Amasea, a martyr and patron saint of soldiers. The church has three naves and a rich interior decoration, with paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows. The church is also the seat of the Museum of Oriental Art, which displays a collection of artworks from China, Japan, India and other Asian countries. (Photos 1-2) – Piazza Dinegro is a square in Genova, Italy, located in the San Teodoro district. It is named after the Di Negro family, who owned a villa and a garden in the area. (Photo 3) – Via S. Benedetto is a street in Genova which runs from Via Bruno Buozz to Piazza Del Principe (Photo 4) – Piazza del Principe is a square in Genova, Italy, located near the main train station of the city. It is named after the Villa del Principe, the palace of Andrea Doria, the famous admiral and statesman of the 16th century. The villa is one of the most impressive and sumptuous noble residences in Genova, and it is open to the public as a museum. You can admire the frescoes, tapestries, and furniture that decorate the rooms, as well as the gardens and fountains that surround the building. (Photos 5-6) – Via Antonio Gramsci is a street in Genova which runs from Via Alpini D’Italia to Piazza Caricamento (Photo 7) – Calata Ansaldo De Mari is a street in Genova which runs from Calata Andalò di Negro to Calata Simone Vignoso (Photos 9-10) – Calata Simone Vignoso is a street in Genova which runs from Via Marino Boccanegra to Porto Antico (Photos 11-12) – Porto Antico Genova is a part of the old port of Genova that has been transformed into a modern and lively area with many attractions, services, and events. Here are some tourist information that you might find useful: – You can visit the Aquarium, the largest in Italy and one of the most diverse in Europe, where you can see more than 15,000 animals of 400 different species. You can also explore the Galata Museo del Mare, the largest maritime museum in the Mediterranean, where you can learn about the history and culture of seafaring. If you are looking for some fun and entertainment, you can check out the Bigo, a panoramic lift that offers a 360-degree view of the city and the sea, or the Biosfera, a glass sphere that hosts a tropical garden with exotic plants and animals. (Photos 13-14-15)  – Calata Falcone e Borsellino is a street in Genova which runs from Porto Antico to Calata Cattaneo (Photo 16) – Calata Cattaneo is a street in Genova which runs from Calata Falcone e Borsellino to Calata Mandraccio (Photo 17) – Piazzale Porta del Molo is a square in Genova, Italy, that is close to the old port of the city. It is named after the Porta del Molo, also known as Porta Siberia, a 16th-century gate that was part of the defensive walls of Genova. The gate was designed by Galeazzo Alessi and built by Antonio Roderio da Carona between 1551 and 1553. It is a remarkable example of Renaissance military architecture, with a tenaille front facing the sea and a Doric portico facing the city. The gate now hosts the Museo Luzzati, a museum dedicated to the works of Emanuele Luzzati, a famous Genoese illustrator and scenographer. (Photos 18-19-20)

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is a magnificent church in Genova, Italy, that showcases the art and architecture of the late Mannerist and Baroque periods. The basilica is one of the most beautiful and representative churches of Genoese art. It was built by the Franciscans in the 16th century, and decorated by the major Baroque studios and artists in Genova in the 17th century. The interior is richly adorned with frescoes, paintings, sculptures, gildings, and marbles that create a stunning visual effect. You can admire the works of artists such as Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, Bernardo Strozzi, Giulio Benso, Giovanni Battista Paggi, Domenico Piola, Gregorio De Ferrari. The highlight of the basilica is the dome frescoed by Andrea Ansaldo with a trompe-l’œil effect that creates a complex perspective illusion. (Phots 21-22-23) – Piazza della Nunziata is a square in Genova, Italy, that is close to the old port of the city. It is named after the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, a magnificent church that showcases the art and architecture of the late Mannerist and Baroque periods. (Photo 24) – Via Cairoli is a street in Genova which runs from Largo della Zecca to Piazza della Meridiana (Photos 25-26-27-28) – Piazza della Meridiana is a square in the historic centre of Genova that connects Via Garibaldi (Strada Nuova) and Via Cairoli (Strada Nuovissima). It is named after the sundial painted on the facade of the 16th-century Palazzo Gerolamo Grimaldi, also known as Palazzo della Meridiana. On the opposite side of the square, you can see the Palazzo Gio Carlo Brignole, a 17th-century palace that now hosts the Palazzo Rosso Museum. – Via Garibald is a street in Genova which runs from Piazza della Meridiana to Piazza delle Fontane Marose (Photos 29-30) – Piazza delle Fontane Marose is a historic square in the Maddalena district of Genova, Italy. It is located near the eastern end of Via Garibaldi, a street famous for its Renaissance and Baroque palaces. The square was created in the 16th century under the doge Luca Spinola, and it was named after an ancient fountain that was demolished in 1849. The fountain was known as fons marosus , which could mean stormy, gushing, illicit, or capricious fountain, depending on the interpretation. The fountain was fed by a large cistern that still exists under the road. (Photos 31-32) – Via XXV Aprile is a street in Genova which runs from Piazza delle Fontane Marose to Via Roma (Photos 33-34) – Via Roma is a street in Genova which runs from Piazza Corvetto to Piazza Corvetto (Photo 35-36)

Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari is a great place to admire the architecture and the atmosphere of Genova. In the centre of the square, there is a monumental bronze fountain, crafted by the architect Cesare Crosa di Vergagni in 1936. It is one of the main symbols of the city and a popular spot for taking photos. The square is also bordered by several impressive buildings, such as:- Palazzo della Regione Liguria, a 20th-century building that houses the offices of the Liguria region. It has a geometric shape and a glass facade that reflects the light and the colours of the square. – Palazzo della Borsa Valori:- is a historic building in Genova, located in Piazza De Ferrari, also known as Palazzo della Borsa. It was built by the engineers Dario Carbone and Amedeo Pieragostini, and it has an architecture that recalls the neo-cinquecentesco style, while the interiors, by Adolfo Coppedè, are inspired by the Art Nouveau style. The building was inaugurated in 1912 to host the new stock exchange of Genova, which separated from the commodity exchange that remained in the Loggia di Banchi1. The building is now mainly used as an exhibition space for cultural events related to the 20th century and contemporary art. (Photos 37-38-39-40-41-42-43) – Largo Sandro Pertini is a square in Genova which is named after Alessandro Pertini, a former president of Italy and a native of Genova. The square is home to the Museo dell’Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, a museum that displays the works of the Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1741. The museum is housed in the Palazzo dell’Accademia, a 17th-century building that was renovated in the 19th century. You can see paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as temporary exhibitions and events. (Photo 44) – Via Cardinale Pietro Boetto is a street in Genova which runs from Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti (Photo 45) – The Chiesa dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, also known as the Chiesa del Gesù, is a beautiful church in the centre of Genova, near Piazza De Ferrari. It is one of the most important examples of Baroque art and architecture in the city, and it contains works by famous artists such as Rubens, Reni, and Vouet. The church was built by the Jesuits in the 16th century, based on the design of Giuseppe Valeriano, a painter, architect and Jesuit priest. The interior is richly decorated with gilded stucco, polychrome marbles, and frescoes by the brothers Giovanni and Giovan Battista Carlone. The church has several chapels sponsored by the wealthiest families of Genova, such as the Durazzo and the Raggio, whose coats of arms are still visible on the marbles. The church also houses some masterpieces of painting, such as the Circumcision and the Miracle of St. Ignatius by Rubens, and the Assumption by Reni. The church is dedicated to Saints Ambrose and Andrew, because originally in the 6th century it was dedicated to Ambrose, bishop of Milan, who sought refuge in Genova after the Lombard invasion of Milan by king Alboin. (Photos 46-47)

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti is one of the main squares of Genova, Italy. It is located next to Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari, the heart of the city, and near the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. The square is named after Giacomo Matteotti, a socialist politician who was assassinated by fascists in 1924. It is also home to the Palazzo Ducale is a historical building in Genova, Italy, that was once the residence of the doges of Genova, the rulers of the city-state. It is now a museum and a centre for cultural events and art exhibitions. You can visit Palazzo Ducale to admire its architecture and its artworks, as well as to learn about the history and the culture of Genova. – (Photos 48-49) – Via S. Lorenzo is a street in Genova which runs from Piazza Della Raibetta to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti (Photo 50-54) – Piazza San Lorenzo is a historic square in the centre of Genova, Italy, that hosts the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the most important church in the city. The cathedral was built around the year 1098 and has a majestic facade with black and white bands, a bell tower that dominates the historic centre, and a rich interior with frescoes, paintings, sculptures, and relics. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and guards the ashes of the patron saint of Genova, Saint John the Baptist. You can also visit the Museo del Tesoro, a museum that displays the treasures of the cathedral, such as sacred objects, liturgical vestments, manuscripts, and artworks. Piazza San Lorenzo is also a great place to admire the architecture and the atmosphere of Genova. (Photos 51-52-53) – Via di Canneto Il Curto is a street in Genova which runs from Via S. Lorenzo to Piazza S. Giorgio (Photos 55-56) – The Chiesa di San Torpete is a church in central Genova, northern Italy, dedicated to Saint Torpes, a martyr of the 1st century. It was founded in the 11th century by local merchants, and it was rebuilt in 1730 in Baroque style by Giovanni Antonio Ricca. The church has a rectangular plan with an elliptical dome, and it contains paintings and stucco by Giovanni Bernardo Carlone depicting scenes of the life of San Torpete. The church is in Piazza San Giorgio. (Photo 56)

Via XX Settembre is one of the main streets in the centre of Genova that runs for about a kilometre in the district of San Vincenzo. It connects Piazza del Vittoria and Piazza de Ferrari, two important squares in the city. It is named after the date of September 20, 1870, when the Italian troops entered Rome and completed the unification of Italy. Via XX Settembre is a popular place for shopping, strolling, and admiring the architecture and the atmosphere of Genova. It is lined with many shops, cafes, restaurants, and hotels, as well as some historic and modern buildings. Some of the attractions that you can find on or near Via XX Settembre are:- Palazzo della Borsa Valori, a 20th-century building that was formerly the stock exchange of Genova. It has a neo-Renaissance style and an Art Nouveau interior by Adolfo Coppedè. It is now used as an exhibition space for cultural events related to the 20th century and contemporary art. – Hotel Bristol Palace, a 5-star hotel that dates to 1905. It has an elegant facade and a spectacular spiral staircase that leads to the rooms. It also has a restaurant called Giotto that serves traditional Genoese cuisine. (Photos 57-58-59-60-62-62-63-64-75-76) – Piazza della Vittoria is one of the most important squares in the city centre of Genova. It is named in honour of Italy’s victory in the First World War, and it features a monumental fountain and a triumphal arch, the Arco della Vittoria, dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the war. The arch was built in the 1930s and decorated with statues and bas-reliefs by various artists, among them Eugenio Baroni. (Photos 65-66-67-68) – Via Luigi Cadorna is a street in Genova which runs from Via XX Settembre to Viale Emanuele Filiberto Duca d’Aosta (Photo 69) – Piazza Giuseppe Verdi can be found along Via Fiume. The railway station in Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, is Genova Brignole, the second largest station of Genova. It is located on Piazza Verdi in the town centre at the foot of the Montesano hill. The station was built in 1868, but the current building was opened in 1905 for the Genova international exposition. The station has a neo-Renaissance style and an Art Nouveau interior by Adolfo Coppedè. The station is on the line to Rome and trains operate from it to Milan, Turin, and the French border at Ventimiglia. (Photo 70) – Via Fiume is a street in Genova which runs from Piazza Giuseppe Verdi to Via Brigata Liguria (Photo 71) – Via Colombo is a dead-end street in Genova which can be found along Via (Photo 72) – Piazza Colombo is a square in the centre of Genova, Italy, named after the famous explorer Christopher Columbus, who was born in the city. The square also hosts a monument dedicated to Columbus, sculpted by Lorenzo Bartolini in 1862. (Photo 73) – Via Colombo is a street in Genova which runs from Via XX Settembre to Piazza Brignole (Photo 74)

Genova Cuisine; – Geno a is a city with a rich culinary heritage that reflects its history as a maritime and commercial hub. Some of the special cuisines of Genoa are:- Pesto Genovese:- a sauce made of basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, traditionally pounded with a mortar and pestle1. It is usually served with pasta, such as trofie, gnocchi, or linguine. – Focaccia:- a flat bread that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, seasoned with salt, olive oil, and sometimes herbs or cheese. It is often eaten as a snack or dipped in cappuccino for breakfast. – Pansoti con salsa di noci:- a type of ravioli filled with ricotta cheese and wild greens, topped with a creamy walnut sauce1. It is a typical dish for festive occasions, such as Easter or Christmas. – Fritto misto di pesce:- a mix of fried seafood, such as squid, anchovies, shrimp, and cod1. It is a popular street food that can be found in the old port area of Genoa. – Cima alla genovese:- a stuffed veal breast that is cooked in broth and sliced cold. The stuffing consists of minced meat, eggs, cheese, herbs, and vegetables. It is usually served with green beans or potatoes.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 in Genova – 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

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 in Genova – 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

Photo Gallery of Walk 3 in Genova – 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

Photo Gallery of Walk 4 in Genova – 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