This is known throughout the world as the emblem of Genoa. It is built on a rocky outcrop, the remains of Promontorio Hill ... More
Lighthouse of Genoa (Lanterna di Genova)
This is known throughout the world as the emblem of Genoa. It is built on a rocky outcrop, the remains of Promontorio Hill which has been quarried for centuries for stone with which to build the city. The Lanterna was built in 1543 on the site of an earlier lighthouse. It has always kept the seafaring people safe, enabling them to direct their boats towards a safe harbor from 33 miles away. Legend has it that the Republic government assassinated the architect by making him jump from the top of the lighthouse so that he couldn't build a similar lighthouse for a rival city. The 120-meter (394 feet) tower is in all Genoese's hearts, and when they see it they know that they are at home. If you can manage to climb the 375 steps to the top of the lighthouse you will be rewarded with a splendid view over the port and the whole bay. After a year of closure the lighthouse is now open to everyone. It is necessary to book in advance.
This museum, one of the main tourist attractions in Italy, welcomes millions of visitors each year. Built between 1989 and
1992, it reproduces a coastal atmosphere in 48 basins, four of which are oceanic and have two viewing levels. ...
The rich vegetation of this green space in the heart of the city once framed the neoclassical villa built there
by the Marquis Di Negro, designed by C. Barabino. This villa was renowned for the international artistic coterie of ...
Built between 1589 and 1595 following Andrea Ceresola's design, in front of the Chiesa di S.Pietro in Banchi , is
one of the most representative buildings of Renaissance Genoa. Nowadays it is used as an exhibition centre. The Genoese ...