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This historical port city is the capital of its region and has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center. The city features a multitude of hidden gems behind cozy alleyways, excellent cuisine (notably fish and seafood), renovated old port, and beautiful sights (including one of its continent’s largest aquariums). With pastel-colored terracotta-roofed houses, artistic churches, lovely seaside villas, and luxurious boutiques, this city draws tourists from around the world. Built for a past World Exposition, the capsule in the second photo rises 120 feet above the harbor, shops and restaurants below and offers excellent views of the city.
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Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Genoa (pronounced “JEN” + “oh” + “uh”) is the capital of Liguria, located in the Gulf of Genoa in front of the Ligurian Sea and is the sixth largest city in Italy with a population of 588,688. Genoa is a good base city to explore the Italian Riviera and world famous places like Portofino and the Cinque Terre. Top sites to see in Genoa include Il Bigo, Lighthouse of Genoa, Piazza De Ferrari, Galleria Mazzini, Brigata Liguria Street, and the view of San Teodoro from the Port of Genoa. Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Constellation visit Genoa on Western Mediterranean and Italian Renaissance cruises.