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Old October 30th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Genoa - One of the biggest historical centers in Europe



"Porta Soprana"




"San Lorenzo Cathedral"






"La Lanterna" the ancient lighthouse of Genoa:


The historical center:




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Old October 30th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Old October 30th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #3
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Old October 31st, 2010, 12:47 AM   #4
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Wow, these pics are amazing! But I kind of doubt that Genoa has "the biggest historical center in Europe"! If the term "historical" refers to medieval buildings, then I'm sure there are cities with larger medieval cores preserved (Venice, for instance)!
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Old November 1st, 2010, 01:26 PM   #5
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Wow, these pics are amazing! But I kind of doubt that Genoa has "the biggest historical center in Europe"! If the term "historical" refers to medieval buildings, then I'm sure there are cities with larger medieval cores preserved (Venice, for instance)!
Genoa was surely the biggest historical center. A lot of old buildings was destroyed during the bombing of the city in the Second War and other was demolished due to property speculation
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Old November 8th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #6
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Some pic from the narrow streets of the old town:

Tower Grimaldina
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Piazza del Ferro
[IMG]http://i54.************/30vexia.jpg[/IMG]

Palazzo Spinola:
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San Giovanni di Prč
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Old November 9th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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A few other pics.

[IMG]http://i53.************/24x2o2h.jpg[/IMG]


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Old November 25th, 2010, 09:54 AM   #8
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San Matteo square, heart of the medieval "headquarter" of the powerful Doria family:

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Old November 25th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #9
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Via San Lorenzo
[IMG]http://i55.************/avfouh.jpg[/IMG]

the cathedral
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Old November 25th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #10
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Genoa has some beautiful architecture, but it desperately needs major clean up and renovation - that was my impression of the city anyway
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Old November 25th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #11
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You are quite right, even if i don't find the situation so "desperate". Genoa has a big historic heritage (probably not commonly known), from the middle ages and from the 16th - 17th century (mannerism and baroque) in particular. A lot of monuments are well kept, others need more restoration (like a lot of medieval houses of the old town) but it is a really interesting town even as it is now. Then i think it is a beautiful town also outside the historical center but it's not theme for this topic.

something else from middle ages:
San Donato bell tower
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[IMG]http://i53.************/2eberyx.jpg[/IMG]

via Pré, the Commenda di San Giovanni
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[IMG]http://i53.************/sg24np.jpg[/IMG]

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an exemple of restoration needed (i don't know the age of this), the old town is full of buildings like this:
[IMG]http://i55.************/4dz7d.jpg[/IMG]
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Some random pic from the "Strade Nuove", part of the Unesco heritage of "Rolli" palaces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzi_dei_Rolli

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Sant' Agostino triangular cloister
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Cloister near Porta Soprana
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San Matteo cloister
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Passage under the bell tower of "Santa Maria delle Vigne" church

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Typical genoese bell tower of the same church
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Walk on the ancient "Barbarossa" walls

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Houses near Porta Soprana
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Square "truogoli di Santa Brigida"
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Pic from Caricamento square,
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"Santa Maria di Castello" church
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