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The Hanbury Botanic Gardens, Porto Venere. From Australian Trees to Cultivated Flowers, this is an equally ideal way to spend a relaxing afternoon.
Museo del Mare, the Sea Museum.Genoa . Situated at the Aquario Village is a museum for those more interested in the voyaging aspect of sea exploration. It is a tribute to the best of Italy, namely its explorers and its shipbuilders. As you set foot upon one of the enormous boats you can just imagine yourself as one of the explorers heading out to sea. As you enter the submarine, Nazario Sauro, the largest Italian submarine still afloat, you will get a unique perspective of this more modern means of sea voyage. The museum is a 23-room and four-floor tribute to exploring and to a time when European powers were discovering the New World, each floor taking you chronologically through the technical developments over time in the world of voyaging. Where better than Genoa to discover this world, for this is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus…
Il Museo d’Arte Contemporane, Genoa encompasses famous modern art work from the region.
Il Museo d’Arte Orientale, Genoa includes all manner of Japanese works, from weapons and armours to pottery and musical instruments.
Via Garibaldi, Genoa is one of the most extraordinary streets you are likely to find in the country with a wide variety of shops, churches, and museums, such as Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi. This walkway most definitely deserves its place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for just walking along it is a memorable experience.
Villa del Principe, Genoa is the perfect place to spend an afternoon, wondering around the delightful gardens, and taking in the stunning architecture. True wonders of the European Renaissance are evident here. At one time in order to enter the private rooms of Prince Andrea Doria, you had to be of a certain rank, now its beauty is open for all to see. The Princess’ private rooms are equally beautiful. The tapestries, paintings and furniture are amazing. This is without doubt a visit you will not soon forget.
The Cinque Terre National Park, west of the town of La Spezia, offers a wide variety of panoramic walks. Beauty, adventure and culture are just some words that spring to mind when talking about this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which comprises of 5 villages; Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Vernazza is particularly popular for its great restaurants such as La Torre, offering excellent views and great quality Italian cuisine, perfect for a romantic meal for two, or a great relief at the end of a long hike to this beautiful town.
Angelo’s Boat Tours in Monterosso al Mare? It is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or evening, enjoying the company of your Italian hosts, dining on fine food as you head off shore with views that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else.