Tag: IT – Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli

The Italian city where the houses are fit for royalty; Julia Buckley; CNN

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It’s the Italian city home to palaces so spectacular that they’re UNESCO World Heritage sites. A city that was once home to so much wealth that the local aristocracy lived in environments literally fit for a king, and the place where Rubens began his great artistic career.

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My 11 Favorite Places To Visit In Beautiful Genoa, Italy; Inka Piegsa Quischotte; Travel Awaits

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Genoa (or Genova, as it’s called in Italy), often simply passed through on Italian vacations, is a bonafide treasure trove of history, culture, and fashion.

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Genoa: Discover an Italian classic medieval city with a vibrant modern twist; Louise Roddon; Daily Express

Italy – Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli

LOUISE RODDON follows in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus and discovers the historic delights of Genoa Medieval city with a vibrant modern twist.

THE VIBE

Genoa once rivalled Venice for maritime importance and its huge intact medieval core, just a stroll inland from the port, is stuffed with vivid reminders of the past. The capital of Italy’s Liguria province, Genoa’s gritty charm permeates this network of narrow lanes and its historic centre that has been granted Unesco World Heritage status.

Lined with old merchants’ homes and historic stores selling fragrant pesto and slabs of salty focaccia bread topped with homemade salami, it’s an atmospheric district dominated by 150 Renaissance palazzi where richly frescoed ceilings top tiny, well-preserved salons.

TOUR THE PORT

The Porto Antico is where local lad Christopher Columbus learned his seafaring skills.

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