Monday, September 10, 2007


We spent the last two days in the port city of Genoa. Of all the Italian cities, this has to be my least favorite, but I did walk away with at least an appreciation for Genoa. It is a very dirty, very ethnic city which is supposedly going through a "revival" starting with its waterfront area. When we arrived on Saturday late afternoon, we went down to the waterfront (Porto Antico) where there is new construction going on in an effort to clean Genoa up and met our guide at the Museo Del Mare (Museum of the Sea).

On Sunday morning, we went to the Acquario di Genova. This is Europe's largest aquarium and it had so much to see. Oliver had a great time checking out all of the sea life.

For the rest of the day, we took in some of the sites of Genoa. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo, which is over a thousand years old:

Via Garibaldi, with its many Palazzos, built by wealthy merchants in the 16th and 17th centuries:

Me and O, hanging out in Piazza Ferrari:

Some last views of Genoa:

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