The first port we visited was Genoa, Italy. Genoa is a coastal city in northern Italy that dates back to ancient times. It was one of my favorite stops on the cruise, although I'm tempted to say that about each destination. The old city is full of tiny narrow streets, old buildings, city walls that date back to the 9th century, and even the house where Christopher Columbus was born. I really fell in love with Genoa and it was so beautiful that it almost seemed like a movie set of an old city in Italy- I couldn't believe it was real!
My photos don't really do the city justice, but here's a small look at Genoa:
|Arriving by cruise ship, we were greeted by a wonderful view of the city.|
|San Lorenzo Cathedral built in the 1100s|
|Ancient city walls & gate|
|Building in the Piazza de Ferrari|
|Detail of the opera house building, Teatro Carlo Felice|
|House where Christopher Columbus was born|
|Church of Gesu|
|Narrow streets of Genoa|
|Doggy in a pizzeria|
|Bakery window in Genoa|
|Old buildings in Genoa|
|Laundry being hung to dry|
|Windows of an old building|
Isn't Genoa beautiful? We really enjoyed exploring the city, although there was much more that we didn't have a chance to see. I'll be back next week with a look at our next port in Corsica.