Prezzo: € 4,50
Confezione: Brossura Cucita
Codice: 88-6406-020-0 (Italiano)
Codice: 88-6406-042-2 (Inglese)
Codice: 88-6406-041-5 (Francese)
Codice: 88-6406-044-6 (Tedesco)
Codice: 88-6406-043-9 (Spagnolo)
Codice: 88-6406-021-7 (Russo)
Codice: 88-90113-057-7 (Cinese)
Codice: 88-90113-057-8 (Giapponese)
Codice: 88-90113-057-9 (Portoghese)
Fotografia: Marino Carmelo
Guida + Pianta Città
The magnificent city of Genoa, the capital of Mediterranean trade, is rich in mysterious treasures that its same citizens barely recognise. It is a city that provokes contrasting feelings; boredom and melancholy for those who do not go deeply in its knowledge. But above all, it evokes admiration, amazement, affection, and even deep love in those whose try to discover its hidden aspects: the small historical proofs scattered among the narrow lanes, the opulente of the reception rooms of the noble palaces, unconcealed by outward modesty, the taste of the sea wind or the limpid sky, swept away by the northerly winds. It was a city of merchants and bankers endowed with great initiatives (the first bill of exchange, the first ltalian stockexchange) and it was the city of sailors, whose discoveries changed the world. After the short period of a few years of industriai domination in the post war economy, since some years with the construction of the Aquarium, one of the biggest in Europe, the opening of new areas in the Porto Antico (the Old Port), the rebirth of theatres and the increasing of top level exhibitions, Genoa is more and more acqùiring tourist importance. It's geographical position, at the top of the Ligurian Gulf, where the Levante and Potente "Riviere" meet, highly praises its role as holder of culture which is also open to tourists. Tourists who carne only with the starting intention of having fun between the waves of a dean and deep sea.
Genoa, however, offers a lot more: the wealth of churches among its narrow lanes and the sanctuaries on the mountains that draw those who wish to collect themselves in p raye r. These places of worship, many of which are especially dedicated to the Virgin Mary, have been made far a nation that knew how to get by but felt safer if they were protected by a superior guide, to whom to turn to in times of need and far thanks.
In the past, religion and military dignity were not so distant one from the other as they are now and, beside shrines, we find helpless traces of the fortifications that protected Genoa, at first a great maritime republic and then the most important harbour in Italy. More recent history of the Second World War and of the Resistance period has left deep wounds in the urban fabric and in older people's memories. Also it has traces in the toponymy at street corners and on the mountains that were witness to bloody confrontations and magnanimous sacrifices.
Noble palaces, churches, forts, walls, parks and other different evidente of culture and of Genoa's history are presented to the visitar, framed by hill's green garlands and the blue sea.