travel42 Port Guide: Genoa

Genoa travel42 Port of Call Guide

Genoa, Italy, an industrial port city in the center of the Italian Riviera about 97 mi/156 km south of Milan, is known primarily as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus—you can visit his tall Gothic home near the Porta Soprana.

The city has numerous piazzas, churches, a medieval inner city, Renaissance buildings, a big aquarium and a large port (rebuilt in 1992 as a part of the 500th anniversary of the voyages of Columbus) that serves as the departure point for many of the luxury cruises o...

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