A weekend in (La Superba) Genoa – I

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A city referred to as La Superba.

La Superba. The city of Genoa, Italy

La Superba. The city of Genoa, Italy

Home to the most delicious pesto… and amazing focaccia (oops, the goodies were GONE before I could take any pictures!).

Said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Christopher Columbus. At Piazza Principe, Genoa, Italy.

Christopher Columbus. At Piazza Principe, Genoa, Italy.

Colorful houses in the hills… and public elevators as local transport!

Living in the hills. Genoa, Italy

Living in the hills. Genoa, Italy

Public elevators for local transport. Genoa, Italy

Public elevators for local transport. Genoa, Italy

A beautiful old port… and one of the largest aquariums in Europe.

Old Port (Porto Antico) area. Genoa, Italy

Old Port (Porto Antico) area. Genoa, Italy

Inside the Genoa Aquarium. Genoa, Italy

Inside the Genoa Aquarium. Genoa, Italy

Extremely narrow streets (caruggi)… and steep slopes.

In the streets of Genoa, Italy.

In the streets of Genoa, Italy.

Made famous by Shakespeare. “What news from Genoa?” – from the Merchant of Venice.

In the following posts, I will share our travel stories from Genoa – a fascinating city along the coast of the Ligurian sea.

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