We have now been traveling for almost 3 weeks. Our days of walk in Piedmont were really great ( if you missed my posts on it , check it out). We took the train from Turin to Genova where we were going to spend 2 full days. As soon as we arrived , we had a few hours to explore before dinner. Genova is one of Europe’s largest cities on the Mediterranean Sea and the largest seaport in Italy. it is the capital of Liguria and the 6th largest city of the country. Part of the old town was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO). Genova is the birthplace of Christopher Colombus. I bet you thought he was Spaniard. Genova is twinned with Baltimore (USA).
We walked by many religious buildings. They seem to be so many in each cities we visited. In Genova are listed : Church (17) , Basilica (4) , Oratorio (2), Sanctuario (1), Cathedral (1). We went in many of them. I really enjoyed the facade of the San Lorenzo Cathedral. The building is a mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. It was built between the 12th and the 14th century with some later additions. The interior of the Cathedral was spectacular but taking good photos was difficult.
Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa. It originated around the 16th century and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with Parmesan cheese and olive oil. I love pesto. Do you ?
We walked all day long. The weather was perfect. At night, we were able to have our dinner outside.
On my next post, I will talk about the day we spent with our Italian friends. They were wonderful guides. We enjoyed very much everything we saw that day. It was another great day in Italy.