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Genoa


The lighthouse in Genoa:
The lighthouse in Genoa (Italian: La torre della Lanterna di Genova), Italy
Genoa (Italian: Genova) is a port city in northern Italy, capital of the Province of Genoa and the region of Liguria. As of 2006, the city had a population of 620,316.

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Genoa Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun

By Sara Coleman

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (90 pages)

Genoa Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun
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Enjoy your trip to Italy with the Genoa Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun.

The Quick Trips to Italy Series provides key information about the best sights and experiences if you have just a few days to spend in the exciting destination of Genoa.

So don't waste time! We give you sharp facts and opinions that are accessible to you quickly when in Genoa. Like the best and most famous sightseeing attractions & fun activities (including Palazzo Reale, Porta Soprana & Columbus House, San Lorenzo Cathedral, La Lantana Lighthouse & Museum, Genoa Aquarium, Savona & Priamar Fortress, Musei di Strada Nuova & Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco & Palazzo Tursi, See the Ligurian Mountains by Narrow Gauge Railway (Genoa to Casella), Albertis Castle, Natural History Museum of Giacomo Doria, Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Basilica of Santa Maria di Castello), where to experience the local culture, great local restaurant choices and accommodation for the budget-minded. Where to shop until you drop, party the night away and then relax and recover!

Also included is information about the typical weather conditions in Genoa, Entry Requirements, Health Insurance, Travelling with Pets, Airports & Airlines in Italy, Currency, Banking & ATMs, Credit Cards, Reclaiming VAT, Tipping Policy, Mobile Phones, Dialling Code, Emergency numbers, Public Holidays in Italy, Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, School Holidays, Trading Hours, Driving Laws, Smoking Laws, Drinking Laws, Electricity, Tourist Information (TI), Food & Drink Trends, and a list of useful travel websites.

The Genoa Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun - don't visit Italy without it!

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Liguria (Bradt Travel Guides Liguria)

By Rosie Whitehouse

imusti
Paperback (256 pages)

Liguria (Bradt Travel Guides Liguria)
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Bradt's Liguria is the only in-depth guide to this much-loved mountainous and coastal region of northwest Italy. Visitors have long flocked to the azure waters east of Genoa, to glitzy Portofino, but the Bradt guide also takes you to the area west of Genoa and to the hinterland. Unlike other guides which feature the region as part of broader coverage, Bradt's Liguria includes a detailed description of the mountains and their hilltop villages and is designed to be of use whether you're visiting the popular resorts or heading off the beaten track for a taste of the real Italy. Walking and cycling routes for all abilities are suggested, as is the growth of the Slow Food movement in the region, and this new edition includes more details of the developing fashionable side of Genoa as well as dozens of new hotel and restaurant listings. There is also expanded coverage of Levanto, crafted to show you how to enjoy the best of the Cinque Terre without the crowds.

Blue Guide Liguria

By Paul Blanchard

Blue Guides Limited
Paperback (108 pages)

Blue Guide Liguria
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This easy-to-carry guide includes Genoa, San Remo, Savona, Portofino, the Cinque Terre, La Spezia and Lerici. Art historian, landscape architect and long-time Italy resident Paul Blanchard explores this beautiful region of fishing villages, coastal resorts and plunging mountain valleys, with a seafaring history and a fine culinary tradition, providing a fascinatingly detailed guide, with carefully chosen recommendations of hotels and restaurants.

Wallpaper* City Guide Genoa (Wallpaper City Guides)

Phaidon Press
Paperback (128 pages)

Wallpaper* City Guide Genoa (Wallpaper City Guides)
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The fast-track guide for the smart traveller.

Genoa Travel Adventures

By Amy Finley

Hunter Publishing
Released: 2009-08-01
Kindle Edition (106 pages)

Genoa Travel Adventures
 
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A detailed guide to every aspect of Genoa: history, culture, foods, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing, things to do - written by an author who knows the place intimately.

Two marble-carved lions crouch flanking the stairs leading to the entrance of Genoa's monumental cathedral of San Lorenzo. Their proud features are marred by graffiti - cartoonish scribbles rendering their expression more pathetic than fierce. They're an apt metaphor for the city of Genoa itself, which can be a challenging one for tourists. During two millennia of tumultuous history, Genoa has seen its fortunes rise and fall. At its pinnacle, the city - center of the Genoese Republic - had unparalleled wealth and economic and political power. French historiographer Fernand Braudel wrote of the city, "If ever a diabolically capitalist city can be said to have existed before the capitalist age in Europe and the world, then it is Genoa, opulent and sordid at the same time."

From these heights Genoa would plunge over successive centuries, losing hegemony, then autonomy, and finally prosperity. Today, it is a city in the grip of evolution. There is much that is decrepit and shabby, but there are also the heralds of a renaissance both economic and cultural. The lion that is Genoa may be blemished and humbled, but there is every evidence that with attention and caretaking it is regaining - if not its former brilliant grandeur - at least its dignity and relevance on the world stage.

Perhaps that's why Genoa is particularly poignant, and important for travelers who hope to leave Liguria with a greater understanding of the region - both what it was, and what it is becoming. It is impossible to leave Genoa unimpressed and without an opinion.

Genoa is - and has been for millennia - a port town, and the nature of a port is to facilitate trade via access to both sea and land routes. The geography of Liguria is characterized by mountains that plunge steeply into the sea, and that are criss-crossed by deep valleys. Genoa - which sits at the near middle of Liguria's great land crescent - is not only at the epicenter of what, from above, appears as one giant harbor. It is also at the crossroads of land routes that made use of these deep valleys to cut across the Apennines to northern Italy and the rest of Europe.

This guide is drawn from our Adventure Guide to the Italian Riviera, but with added pictures of the hotels, restaurants and other features.

Genoa Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)

Verlag Inkmap
Released: 2014-08-02
Kindle Edition (339 pages)

Genoa Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)
 
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INKMAP 'Genoa' brings interactive maps to your eReader. An extensive list of restaurants, hotels, bars and museums selected by the editors, along with an alphabetical street directory, are directly linked to the respective detailed maps. INKMAP maps are specially optimized for eInk-Reader with touchscreen. They are high-contrast and contain three zoom levels. You can find more information, video tutorials and assistance at our website. With your purchase, you support OpenStreetMap: 10% of the proceeds will be donated to these organizations. We welcome feedback. Let us know what sort of map you want and help us improve INKMAP: www.inkmap.com

The Italian Riviera - San Remo, Portofino, Genoa & Beyond (Travel Adventures)

By Amy Finley

Hunter Publishing
Released: 2013-01-28
Kindle Edition (440 pages)

The Italian Riviera - San Remo, Portofino, Genoa & Beyond (Travel Adventures)
 
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Pinned between the mountains and the sea, on a steeply-sloped crescent of land stretching from the French border to Tuscany, more than half of Liguria (better known as the Italian Riviera), is protected park land. The inland towns are some of the most interesting in Liguria, both for their history and their gorgeous settings amid the forests, valleys, and peaks of the Apennine Mountains. The hiking here is fantastic. In addition to the major city of Genoa, you ll find the gorgeous coastal cities of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sestri Levante, and Portovenere, plus enchanting Portofino, a mecca for the beautiful people. San Remo as well, home of the famous Music Festival. The author, who has long spent several months here each year, takes you through every town and region as you explore the Roman ruins, the artists workshops, feudal castles, and the ancient paths that still connect the villages. The scent of herbs and pines, the startling blue of the sea. Brilliant white cliffs tumbling into the depths. Pounding surf and chiming church bells. Mountain peaks that break the clouds. Here is the most detailed guide to the Italian Riviera, also known as Liguria. Liguria stretches from the French border to Tuscany. Backed by the Apennine Mountains, small villages dot the hillsides, perch on mountain peaks, and line the valleys. Seaside towns include Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and San Remo. Genoa, the sophisticated metropolis, abounds with history and culture. We tell you what you must not miss: The olive oil, the black truffles, the wines and cheeses. Pesto sauce, made of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, cheese and pinenuts. Pizza dell'Andrea, named for Andrea Doria, the 16th-century Neapolitan admiral. It was his favorite and is still popular. Shrimp, scallops, lobster, clams, mussels and squid are all on the menus. Hike the ancient trails between the villages. Prowl the medieval streets of Genoa. Explore the feudal castles and Roman ruins. Shop in the antique markets and artists's studios. Here is practical advice on when to go, where to go, transportation, currency, climate, history, business hours, medical care, banking, staying safe, plus all the hotels and restaurants worth your attention. A detailed guide to every aspect of the destination: history, culture, foods, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing, things to do - written by an author who knows the place intimately. Here is practical advice on when to go, where to go, transportation, currency, climate, history, business hours, medical care, banking, staying safe, plus all the hotels and restaurants worth your attention. An earlier version of this guide was justly criticized because it lacked a hyperlinked table of contents. That problem has now been solved so you can click on any topic listed and it will take you to that section of the book.


 
 
 

 
 
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