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Area del Porto Antico

Area del Porto Antico

9.610 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Harbour or Marina
Ranked #4 in Genova things to do
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Calata Molo Vecchio 15 Magazzini del Cotone - Modulo 5 Genova, Italy
+39 010 248 5711
http://www.portoantico.it
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The Old Port of Genoa was once just a natural inlet. But as both Milan and Genoa became more important, it became an active shipping and trading center - perhaps as early as 500 BC. The first port ... Read more
facilities that we know of on the site were constructed around year 1000 AD. It remained an important site for shipping until the 20th century, when port traffic moved to the western side of the city. In the 1990s, a restructuring reinvented the area as "The Square on the Mediterranean,"and today the neighborhood draws locals and tourists alike to its mish-mash of salvaged old buildings, refurbished port facilities, and new buildings.

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Place of access to the Aquarium and the Museum. It was redesigned in 1992, despite having a very ancient history. Today it is the most modern part of the city; where you can dine in typical restaurants, shop and stroll along the harbor area. The interior of the neighborhood is at the same time the artistic, living and cultural center of the metropolis. The structures revisited at the beginning of the 1990s allowed the creation of a vast modern area, where it is possible to access not only the majestic Aquarium but also the different Museums and Squares, which every year welcome myriads of social events. The ancient port is home to a bizarre panoramic lift, the Bigo. This structure allows a majestic panoramic view of the city. Also designed in the early 1990s, during Renzo Piano's project, this Genoese icon is a sort of revisitation of ancient merchant cranes

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Un tempo area degradata, svuotata del suo originale scopo (il porto della città, appunto), ora la zona del Porto Antico è tra le più vivaci di Genova, e la preferita dai turisti. Qui si trovano diverse attrazioni, prima tra tutte l'Acquario di Genova e l'ascensore panoramico (che garantisce una vista a 360° su tutta la città e il golfo). Tra librerie, giochi per bambini, ristoranti e locali, oltre a occasionali concerti ed eventi, il Porto Antico è punto obbligato di passaggio se siete in città: comprate un cartoccio di pesce o un pezzo di focaccia e venite qui per un picnic!

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