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Porto Antico
Porto Antico

Porto Antico

9.515 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Harbour or Marina
Ranked #2 in Genova things to do
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Calata Molo Vecchio, 15, 16128 Genova GE, Italy
+39 010 248 5711
http://www.portoantico.it/
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Even though That was a really sad day the colors of the light in Genoa often can lift you up

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Naples

Very central, the Porto Antico has many things to offer. From shopping, lots of international restaurants, the Aquarium and the panoramic wheel.

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Costigliole d'Asti

Beautiful antiant port of Genova restored by the famous architect Renzo Piano

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Pleasant Hill

The port of Genoa probably had activity back to as early as the 5th century B.C. The history of Porto Antico (or Mandraccio), is intertwined with the history of Genoa's former Mediterranean glory. Christopher Columbus hailed from here, before agreeing to navigate the ocean blue for the glory of Spain. Over time, this area fell into disrepair, and it wasn't until a restructuring in 1992, that gave this area back to the community.

Gayle and I didn't spend a lot of time here, but we certainly enjoyed the combination of history, urban renewal, ship sightings, and a dash of "Fisherman's Wharf" kitsch. We skipped the aquarium and were content to just wander around. Quite frankly, I was more impressed with the nearby old City, including the labyrinth of narrow streets, interesting churches, and a more intimate sense of history.

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Even though That was a really sad day the colors of the light in Genoa often can lift you up

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The ancient port is a part of the port of Genoa currently used as a residential district, a tourist, cultural and service center divided into two areas granted by the state to the Porto Antico S.p.A. and Marina Porto Antico S.p.A. and an area managed directly by the Municipality of Genoa.
Its rehabilitation was completed in the early nineties on the surface of what was once the heart of the port activity - the realm of the mountains that were part of the Compagnia dei Caravana - and which had remained unused for many decades.

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