VIA SAN LORENZO
Is not far from Palazzo San Giorgio and it links the Porto Antico area to Piazza Ferrari. Halfway up the street there is the Majestic cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic art built on a pre-existing Romanesque structure with black and white stone stripes. Via San Lorenzo leads to Piazza Matteotti where we can admire the imposing neoclassical facade of Palazzo Ducale. In this square the Church of Gesù contains paintings by Rubens and Guido Reni.
PALAZZO SAN GIORGIO
Is next to the sea and the Porto Antico area. Now, the Palazzo, is the premises of the Port Authority. It comprises a medieval structure and a Renaissance part with a splendid frescoed facade which represent the figure of St. George slaying the dragon stands out in the center.
Called Strada Nuova, iso ne of the most important street in Genoa. Here there is a string of superb palazzi, known as the “Rolli”, splendid private residences that Genoese nobles were required to make available for royalty and dignitaries visiting the Republic.
PIAZZA FONTANE MAROSE
We can find many important buildings like Palazzo Spinola ‘dei marmi’, with its black and white stripes; Palazzo Ayrolo Negrone and Palazzo Interiano Pallavicini.
CARLO FELICE OPERA HOUSE:
Opened in 1828, the first opera performed being “Bianca e Fernando” composed by Bellini. It hosts up to two thousand people.