Visiting European City - Genoa
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Spanish Galleon

Spanish Galleon

Here in the old port is moored Spanish Galleon "Neptune", which frequently erroneously is taken for Columbus' caravel. In actuality this warship in the style of the 17th century was built in 1985 for filming "Pirates" by Roman Polansky. The construction continued 2 years and cost more than 8 million dollars.

After filming the ship was opened for the visitors. All components above the waterline from the rigging to the guns are realistically accurately reproduced. Standing on the deck, you obtain complete illusion, that you are in the 17th century. Galleon can leave port and develop a speed of 5 knots.

The Door

The Door

Just next to the old port is the old city of Genoa, which is considered to be one of the largest historical city centers in Europe.
Once at this place, on the coast there were three small fisherman settlements. According to the ancient Roman legend the name Genoa originates from god Janus (in Italian Giano), protector god of all doors and corridors. Therefore all doors were decorated with the relief of any Catholic saint.

And now we walk along the small medieval streets, smelling of fish, and the distant past seems to be not very distant.

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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