mercoledì 10 luglio 2013

A stay in Genoa

Genoa, ancient maritime republic, offers the visitor an ancient city that still preserves the signs in its historic center, as the carruggi of Genoa, ie the narrow streets that wind along the entire the city, which keep in fact a very special charm among shops, restaurants and quaint shops. Here you can see the past of Genoa, "La Superba," made of sixteenth-century villas, Baroque votive shrines, and churches prestigious open onto small squares, the Port Anticoche encloses the city yesterday and today in a harmony of forms and colors impressive, the ancient symbols like the Lantern and Palaces. The city is also modern with the Expo with the Aquarium where there are specimens of different animals between aquatic mammals, reptiles and obviously fish whose habitat is perfectly reconstructed. Strolling through the "narrow streets" you can discover the stupendous glimpses of the city or artwork unexpected, to street the Goldsmiths you will discover a bas-relief depicting the Adoration of the Magi and newspaper stand painted onto slate by Pellegrino Piola. They, the "narrow streets" often have names who are derived from trades that in the past I they had the headquarters so are there Street the Goldsmiths, or Via dei Fabbri, others are characteristic of for example vico the Love Perfect or vico Carabaghe, Vico Cicala, Vico Goldman. The crosa, or rather Crêuza, are the stairs that are often found in the vicinity of points in which three narrow streets converge, in common to carruggi precisely to the size small. Another particularity of the city of Genoa is Le Strade Nuove and the Palazzi dei Rolli The Rolli palaces are charming that in the second half of 1500 were raffled, in the official lists (the rolls), to accommodate the state visits of the Maritime Republic. New Le Strade where they focus these mansions, were realized from the most important families of the nobility in central of the city and have almost all a very similar structure, characterized by an atrium, a courtyard with a staircase and a garden, but often the flagship of each of these palaces are interior decorations. They are found almost all on existing Via Garibaldi, Via Cairoli and Via Balbi, were built between the mid-sixteenth century and the end of the eighteenth century, some mansions today are home public institutions and museums are all open to visitors. To be visited the Ducal Palace from 1339 and now houses residence of the Doges of major events and prestigious activities, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, built around 1098 and expanded over the centuries, solemn and precious preserves the Ashes St. John the Baptist, patron of the city, the Museum of the Treasury and the Diocesan Museum. A walk along the arcades of Via XX September and you will reach Piazza De Ferrari where in central stands the imposing beautiful fountain with water games and is surrounded by beautiful palaces as Doge's Palace and the Teatro Carlo Felice. In addition a visit to the Royal Palace, Strada Nuova: Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi, Galata Museum off the SEA, the House of Columbus. A walk in the evening is a show, on the promenade of Coors Italy which is located in the levante of Genoa and begins from the Fiera of the sea and ending in the quaint fishing village of Boccadasse. Also worth seeing the "Stepped of the Caravels" imposing and elegant, footnote for the floral decorations depicting the three caravels of Christopher Columbus. Staircase of the Unknown Soldier stands before Arc de Triumphs, inserted into the magnificent framework Victory Square and is a beautiful stretch in the heart of the city. Genoa, situated on the shore of the sea, she is seen expand perched on the hills in a scenario truly unique and offers sweeping views of the traveler the vestiges of an ancient and glorious the past and the new Genoa open to the future.

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