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Location of Liguria
Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Genova
    • Arenzano
      Avegno
      Bargagli
      Bogliasco
      Borzonasca
      Busalla
      Camogli
      Campo Ligure
      Campomorone
      Carasco
      Casarza Ligure
      Casella
      Castiglione Chiavarese
      Ceranesi
      Chiavari
      Cicagna
      Cogoleto
      Cogorno
      Coreglia Ligure
      Crocefieschi
      Davagna
      Fascia
      Favale di Malvaro
      Fontanigorda
      Genova
      Gorreto
      Isola del Cantone
      Lavagna
      Leivi
      Lorsica
      Lumarzo
      Masone
      Mele
      Mezzanego
      Mignanego
      Moconesi
      Moneglia
      Montebruno
      Montoggio
      Ne
      Neirone
      Orero
      Pieve Ligure
      Portofino
      Propata
      Rapallo
      Recco
      Rezzoaglio
      Ronco Scrivia
      Rondanina
      Rossiglione
      Rovegno
      San Colombano Certenoli
      Santa Margherita Ligure
      Santo Stefano d'Aveto
      Sant'Olcese
      Savignone
      Serra Riccò
      Sestri Levante
      Sori
      Tiglieto
      Torriglia
      Tribogna
      Uscio
      Valbrevenna
      Vobbia
      Zoagli

  • Imperia
    • Airole
      Apricale
      Aquila d'Arroscia
      Armo
      Aurigo
      Badalucco
      Bajardo
      Bordighera
      Borghetto d'Arroscia
      Borgomaro
      Camporosso
      Caravonica
      Carpasio
      Castel Vittorio
      Castellaro
      Ceriana
      Cervo
      Cesio
      Chiusanico
      Chiusavecchia
      Cipressa
      Civezza
      Cosio d'Arroscia
      Costarainera
      Diano Arentino
      Diano Castello
      Diano Marina
      Diano San Pietro
      Dolceacqua
      Dolcedo
      Imperia
      Isolabona
      Lucinasco
      Mendatica
      Molini di Triora
      Montalto Ligure
      Montegrosso Pian Latte
      Olivetta San Michele
      Ospedaletti
      Perinaldo
      Pietrabruna
      Pieve di Teco
      Pigna
      Pompeiana
      Pontedassio
      Pornassio
      Prelà
      Ranzo
      Rezzo
      Riva Ligure
      Rocchetta Nervina
      San Bartolomeo al Mare
      San Biagio della Cima
      San Lorenzo al Mare
      Sanremo
      Santo Stefano al Mare
      Seborga
      Soldano
      Taggia
      Terzorio
      Triora
      Vallebona
      Vallecrosia
      Vasia
      Ventimiglia
      Vessalico
      Villa Faraldi

  • La Spezia
    • Ameglia
      Arcola
      Beverino
      Bolano
      Bonassola
      Borghetto di Vara
      Brugnato
      Calice al Cornoviglio
      Carro
      Carrodano
      Castelnuovo Magra
      Deiva Marina
      Follo
      Framura
      La Spezia
      Lerici
      Levanto
      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
      Pignone
      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
      Sesta Godano
      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
      Vezzano Ligure
      Zignago

  • Savona
    • Alassio
      Albenga
      Albisola Superiore
      Albissola Marina
      Altare
      Andora
      Arnasco
      Balestrino
      Bardineto
      Bergeggi
      Boissano
      Borghetto Santo Spirito
      Borgio Verezzi
      Bormida
      Cairo Montenotte
      Calice Ligure
      Calizzano
      Carcare
      Casanova Lerrone
      Castelbianco
      Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
      Celle Ligure
      Cengio
      Ceriale
      Cisano sul Neva
      Cosseria
      Dego
      Erli
      Finale Ligure
      Garlenda
      Giustenice
      Giusvalla
      Laigueglia
      Loano
      Magliolo
      Mallare
      Massimino
      Millesimo
      Mioglia
      Murialdo
      Nasino
      Noli
      Onzo
      Orco Feglino
      Ortovero
      Osiglia
      Pallare
      Piana Crixia
      Pietra Ligure
      Plodio
      Pontinvrea
      Quiliano
      Rialto
      Roccavignale
      Sassello
      Savona
      Spotorno
      Stella
      Stellanello
      Testico
      Toirano
      Tovo San Giacomo
      Urbe
      Vado Ligure
      Varazze
      Vendone
      Vezzi Portio
      Villanova d'Albenga
      Zuccarello

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City of Genoa, Liguria
The port of Genoa at night - Photo: Sidvics
Genoa is one of the biggest Euopean cities on the shores of the Mediterranean sea and it is the largest seaport in Italy. It is a long, narrow, sprawling city covering an area of 243 sq.km and has 30 kilometres of coastline.

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It is one of the main economic centres in Italy with massive steelworks and shipyards and several large Italian companies are based there. It also has a solid financial sector which dates back to the Middle Ages and in 1407 the Bank of Saint George was founded making it one of the oldest in the world. Genoa also has one of the most important international ports which is a busy commercial hub as well as a ferry port and a marina for private leisure craft.

The most noticeable landmark in Genoa is 'La Lanterna' which is a 76 metre high, 12th century lighthouse in the port. Built on top of a natural rock it actually reaches a height of 117 metres and is the fifth tallest and third oldestlighthouse in the world. Visible from all over the city it is also visible from over 30 kilometres out at sea.

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La Lanterna - Photo: Ser Amantio di Nicolao
It has become the symbol of the city and has the flag painted on the otherwise undecorated exterior. It is possible to climb the 720 steps to the top of the tower where you will be rewarded with a wonderful panoramic view of the city and the harbour. There is a small elevator available for those unable or unwilling to make the climb.

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Piazza de Ferrari - Photo: Twice25
Genoa is a city full of history, art and culture and the old centre is a fascinating place to wander through. Narrow streets (known locally as caruggi) twist and turn through tall buildings, stunning architecture, historic churches and all lead to open, lively piazzas full of bars and restaurants. The main square is called Piazza de Ferrari with a large fountain at its centre and the Opera House (eatro Carlo Felice),the Palace of the Doges and the house in which Christopher Columbus was supposedly born around the perimeter. The Rolli buildings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a row of 16th century palaces originally built for prominent families. Their architectural beauty, modern design and the expensive materials used make an elegant and impressive sight. Now they have been turned into museums and art galleries and are used as official buildings.

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Medieval Gates - Photo: Twice25
Parts of the original 17th century city walls are still intact, particularly around the 9th century San Lorenzo cathedral. This cathedral is built in the Romanesque-Renaissance style and has black and white horizontal lines, three portals with a large rose window above the centre one. Inside it displays many important paintings and works of art and houses a musuem (Museo del Tesoro).

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Cathedral of San Lorenzo - Photo: Jensens
Another notable example Renaissance church is the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta which sits on the top of a hill and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.

There is also a Maritime Musuem in the Villa Doria and Botanical Gardens in the parkland of Villa Durazzo Pallavicini.

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The commercial port - Photo: Twice25
Down at the old port (porto antico) a lot of renovation and modernisation has taken place over recent years. All the old historical commercial buildings and warehouses have been restored and used to house musuems and other tourist attractions. The most famous of these is the city's aquarium which is now its biggest attraction with almost two million visitors a year. Built in 1992 for the Genoa Expo, the Acquario di Genova is the largest in Italy and the second largest in the whole of Europe. As well as being an incredible aquarium it is also an educational, scientific and cultural centre which hopes to raise public awareness regarding conservation.

Not far from the aquarium a large glass and metal sphere sits in the centre of the port's water. This was designed by local architect Renzo Pianoand is filled with plants, butterflies and small animals.

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The Sphere - Photo: Emillo Delleplane
In the centre and on the outskirts of the city many green areas have been restored and turned into beautiful gardens and parks which provide shade and peace away from the hustle and bustle of the city itself. In fact, Genoa has 82,000 square metres of public park including the Villetta Di Negro which is right in the heart of city and overlooks the historical centre.

Genoa
Population: 596,958
Male: 280,139
Female: 316,819
Population density: 2,450.6 per square km

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Liguria Information
Location of Liguria
Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Genova
    • Arenzano
      Avegno
      Bargagli
      Bogliasco
      Borzonasca
      Busalla
      Camogli
      Campo Ligure
      Campomorone
      Carasco
      Casarza Ligure
      Casella
      Castiglione Chiavarese
      Ceranesi
      Chiavari
      Cicagna
      Cogoleto
      Cogorno
      Coreglia Ligure
      Crocefieschi
      Davagna
      Fascia
      Favale di Malvaro
      Fontanigorda
      Genova
      Gorreto
      Isola del Cantone
      Lavagna
      Leivi
      Lorsica
      Lumarzo
      Masone
      Mele
      Mezzanego
      Mignanego
      Moconesi
      Moneglia
      Montebruno
      Montoggio
      Ne
      Neirone
      Orero
      Pieve Ligure
      Portofino
      Propata
      Rapallo
      Recco
      Rezzoaglio
      Ronco Scrivia
      Rondanina
      Rossiglione
      Rovegno
      San Colombano Certenoli
      Santa Margherita Ligure
      Santo Stefano d'Aveto
      Sant'Olcese
      Savignone
      Serra Riccò
      Sestri Levante
      Sori
      Tiglieto
      Torriglia
      Tribogna
      Uscio
      Valbrevenna
      Vobbia
      Zoagli

  • Imperia
    • Airole
      Apricale
      Aquila d'Arroscia
      Armo
      Aurigo
      Badalucco
      Bajardo
      Bordighera
      Borghetto d'Arroscia
      Borgomaro
      Camporosso
      Caravonica
      Carpasio
      Castel Vittorio
      Castellaro
      Ceriana
      Cervo
      Cesio
      Chiusanico
      Chiusavecchia
      Cipressa
      Civezza
      Cosio d'Arroscia
      Costarainera
      Diano Arentino
      Diano Castello
      Diano Marina
      Diano San Pietro
      Dolceacqua
      Dolcedo
      Imperia
      Isolabona
      Lucinasco
      Mendatica
      Molini di Triora
      Montalto Ligure
      Montegrosso Pian Latte
      Olivetta San Michele
      Ospedaletti
      Perinaldo
      Pietrabruna
      Pieve di Teco
      Pigna
      Pompeiana
      Pontedassio
      Pornassio
      Prelà
      Ranzo
      Rezzo
      Riva Ligure
      Rocchetta Nervina
      San Bartolomeo al Mare
      San Biagio della Cima
      San Lorenzo al Mare
      Sanremo
      Santo Stefano al Mare
      Seborga
      Soldano
      Taggia
      Terzorio
      Triora
      Vallebona
      Vallecrosia
      Vasia
      Ventimiglia
      Vessalico
      Villa Faraldi

  • La Spezia
    • Ameglia
      Arcola
      Beverino
      Bolano
      Bonassola
      Borghetto di Vara
      Brugnato
      Calice al Cornoviglio
      Carro
      Carrodano
      Castelnuovo Magra
      Deiva Marina
      Follo
      Framura
      La Spezia
      Lerici
      Levanto
      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
      Pignone
      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
      Sesta Godano
      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
      Vezzano Ligure
      Zignago

  • Savona
    • Alassio
      Albenga
      Albisola Superiore
      Albissola Marina
      Altare
      Andora
      Arnasco
      Balestrino
      Bardineto
      Bergeggi
      Boissano
      Borghetto Santo Spirito
      Borgio Verezzi
      Bormida
      Cairo Montenotte
      Calice Ligure
      Calizzano
      Carcare
      Casanova Lerrone
      Castelbianco
      Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
      Celle Ligure
      Cengio
      Ceriale
      Cisano sul Neva
      Cosseria
      Dego
      Erli
      Finale Ligure
      Garlenda
      Giustenice
      Giusvalla
      Laigueglia
      Loano
      Magliolo
      Mallare
      Massimino
      Millesimo
      Mioglia
      Murialdo
      Nasino
      Noli
      Onzo
      Orco Feglino
      Ortovero
      Osiglia
      Pallare
      Piana Crixia
      Pietra Ligure
      Plodio
      Pontinvrea
      Quiliano
      Rialto
      Roccavignale
      Sassello
      Savona
      Spotorno
      Stella
      Stellanello
      Testico
      Toirano
      Tovo San Giacomo
      Urbe
      Vado Ligure
      Varazze
      Vendone
      Vezzi Portio
      Villanova d'Albenga
      Zuccarello

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