The port city by definition, Genoa was made to be seen from the Mediterranean and entered by sea. If you arrive by plane, train, bus or car you miss the full effect. The best way to counter this is to take a ferry boat ride from the harbor, or arrive by cruise ship. The second best way is to walk from Porto Antico — the old harbor — to the end of the piers or the Lanterna, a lighthouse that’s about 800 years old.
Look back at old Genoa and be amazed.
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