Genoa is a city and an important seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. The city is also called la Superba due to its glorious past. Part of the old city of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006.
- San Matteo square.
- Remains of the ancient 17th-century walls.
- San Lorenzo cathedral.
- Lanterna (the lighthouse) (117 m high).
- Monumental fountain of Piazza De Ferrari.
- Ancient seaside district of Boccadasse.
- The Old Harbour.
- Nervi, natural doorway to the Ligurian East Riviera, and Pegli, the point of access to the West Riviera.
- The Renaissance Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta.
- Palazzo Ducale.
- The monumental Cemetery of Staglieno.
- St. Lawrence Cathedral (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo).
- Church of San Donato.
- The Church of Sant'Agostino.
- The Oratory of San Giacomo della Marina.
- The Church of Santo Stefano.
- San Torpete.
- The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato.
Buildings and Palaces
- Piazza De Ferrari.
- Palace of the Doges.
- Strada Nuova (now Via Garibaldi).
- Palazzo Rosso (now a museum).
- Palazzo Bianco.
- Palazzo Grimaldi.
- Palazzo Reale.
- Palazzo Bianco.
- Palazzo Rosso.
- Palazzo del Principe
- The Old Harbour (Porto Antico).
- The famous cemetery of Staglieno.
- The Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art.
Genoa also has a large aquarium located in the above-mentioned old harbour. The port of Genoa also contains an ancient lighthouse, called "La Lanterna".
Genoa has 82,000 square metres of public parks in the city centre, such as Villetta Di Negro which is right in the heart of the town, overlooking the historical centre. Many bigger green spaces are situated outside the centre: in the east are the Parks of Nervi (96,000 sq m.) overlooking the sea, in the west the beautiful gardens of Villa Durazzo Pallavicini (265,000 sq m.). The numerous villas and palaces of the city also have their own gardens, like Palazzo del Principe, Villa Doria, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi, Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, Albertis Castle, Villa Croce, Villa Imperiale Cattaneo, Villa Bombrini, and many more.