* * Genoa

Gateway to the Sea


Genoa comes from the latin Janua ("gate"). What an attractive hypothesis, so redolent of mystery and promise !
A Gateway to the sea, to far horizons, exotic beaches, the fabulous markets of the Orient. A gate that also shields behind it a wealth of treasures: the arts, the history, society and culture, the ordinary men and women who shaped the destiny of Genoa. the Genoese, in a word, at sea and on land, within and beyond the gate, a surly folk rooted in age-old traditions, loathe to parade their possessions, yet more than ready to render what they receive.

On the eve of the year 2000, Genoa is consolidating its reputation as a top management centre, for several reasons: apart from the enviable climatic and environmental conditions, the location is well served by motorways and airlines and has excellent accommodation facilities including brand new hotels and country houses available for meetings.

The Genoa Harbour is one of the more important in the world and it's the heart of Genoese activities.

Some of the major attractions are the Acquarium, Opera House , Porta Soprana, the "Lanterna" and the rack railway to the "Righi".

Genoa is located in the centre of the "Riviera", near to Portofino, Nervi, Boccadasse, Sanremo and many other world-wide famous locations.

The highway A10 connect directly Genoa to Savona, the second town of the area.

City Maps

Conference Centre Area
Genoa the Old City

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