GENOA: just a few kilometres away from Chiavari, another world heritage site
The capital of Liguria together with the “New Road” and the “Rolli” palace system became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006. Together with Beigua’s GeoPark – west of Genoa – and Portovenere, Cinque Terre and Palmaria Island, and Tino And Tinetto Islands in the province of La Spezia, Liguria boasts three of marvels of humanity. Three treasures that, with the splendour of the landscape and artistic beauty, best represent the character of this untrammeled region.
To reach Genoa in a few minutes, you can comfortably take the train from the railway station in front of the harbour from Marina Chiavari.
To visit the 42 palaces of the Rolli, diffused throughout the heart of the city, means to explore the most elegant roads of Genoa, getting lost in the alleys of the most extensive historical center of Europe. Travel the narrow roads that hide porticos, gardens, and frescoed vaults and glimpse the extraordinary beauty.
The city of Genoa is nestled between the sea and the mountains, making it a unique city. It’s recognizable skyline – made of sumptuous palaces, historic villas, medieval churches and contemporary buildings combined with a bustling harbor, makes Genoa a city waiting to be discovered. Explore its attractive shopping district, museums and international exhibitions, a world class Aquarium and the modern Porto Antico designed by Renzo Piano, then stroll along the carriage paths of the historic center and you’ll see the inspiration for Fabrizio De Andrè’s beautiful songs.
The Genoa Aquarium is the largest in Europe and a must-see attraction for anyone who wants a memorable experience in Luguria just a few kilometres from Tigullio.
The Genoa Aquarium offers a an opportunity to experience the themes of nature and the sea. With over 70 display tanks, containing 400 species, there are 15,000 fish, marine mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. On top of that, there are 4 opencast tanks in the new Cetaceans Pavilion that can host up to 10 species of dolphin.)
A trip to Genoa Aquarium will amaze the senses – from manatees to seals, from penguins to jellyfish, from dolphins to sharks, from tropical fish of the coral reef to antarctic fish (the only European facility to host this species) – the Genoa Aquarium is the biggest biodiversity exhibition in Europe.