Visiting European City - Genoa
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The City at Sea - Genoa, Italy

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Jellyfish in the Aquarium of Genoa

Jellyfish in the Aquarium of Genoa

The largest sea aquarium in Europe is built in the old port of Genoa.

Penguins in the Aquarium of Genoa

Penguins in the Aquarium of Genoa

Here 70 reservoirs contain more than 6000 animals and fishes. Through the large glass in the well illuminated aquariums we observed dolphins, sea-lions and penguins - under and above water. Jellyfishes, various fishes, humming-bird and small crocodiles, the jungle of Madagascar - you can see a lot there!

The Lighthouse of Genoa

The Lighthouse of Genoa

The old port of city along with the new exhibition complex and with the lighthouse La Lanterna became the new symbol of city.

Old Port in the Evening

Old Port in the Evening

Since the 15th century is the lighthouse of Genoa visible at a distance of more than 30 nautical miles.

After visiting of Aquarium we waited extra for darkness in order to make photographs of the evening port.
It seems, the time was spent not in vain. Old port (Porto Antico) appears in the evening illumination as in the fairy tale.



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Famous Genoese:

- Christopher Columbus
- Simon Boccanegra
- Andrea Doria
- Bernardo Strozzi
- Leon Battista Alberti
- Niccolo Paganini
- Eugenio Montale
- Palmiro Togliatti
- Renzo Piano