Dear friends, while I'm writing this editorial the coronavirus situation in Italy is dramatically worsening, and probably in a few days we will be in a full lockdown again. We are scared and angry, because we knew that a second wave would come and the Italian institutions were unprepared. The weeks to come will be difficult and hard, and we all hop...

Fabrizio De Andrè was born in Genoa in 1940 and his words were right at that time as they are now. “La Guerra di Piero” is one of the most famous song of the Italian singer, also known as “The Poet of the Music”. Opening this article with this verse sounds like a call. We are all living a tough time and it is, indeed, a sort of World War. I think i...

It is the most important lighthouse in Italy, helping ships and even planes to find the right way: the Lantern of Genoa, as it is called by everyone, is the symbol of the most important city of the maritime trade of our country.  77 meters high, several times damaged and as many rebuilt, offers a beautiful view from the first frame accessible to th...

Dopo l’esperienza di successo della Rolli Days Digital Week di maggio, i Rolli Days Ottobre 2020 tornano a proporre ai visitatori l’opportunità di entrare di persona nei Palazzi dei Rolli, Patrimonio UNESCO dal 2006, per vedere dal vivo, dal 9 all’11 ottobre, i cicli di affreschi, le collezioni pittoriche e le strepitose sculture eseguite tra il ta...

Sandwiched between the sea and the mountains, Genoa was once a powerful maritime republic. Its great expansion began after the year 1000, extending its trading and military power over much of the Mediterranean. In 1528, with Doge Andrea Doria, who belonged to a family of rich merchants and extraordinary seafarers, the Republic of Genoa reached the...

The rst cars crossed the sleek steel structure just after 9 pm, nearly two years to the day the Morandi highway gave way during heavy rain, hurling dozens of vehicles into the abyss and killing 43 people. The San Giorgio bridge, designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano, was inaugurated to much fanfare on Monday. But many of the relatives of...

Since the dramatic and deadly collapse of the Morandi bridge over the Italian port of Genoa two years ago, builders have worked around the clock, through a judicial investigation and the coronavirus pandemic, so a new bridge could open on time. Designed by a native son of the city, architect Renzo Piano, and built in a record 15 months, the new Gen...

Two commercial divers recently discovered a wooden shipwreck off Camogli, Genoa which could well be the remains of the Santo Spirito e Santa Maria de Loreto, a storied ragusa-style galleon that went down in 1579. Two divers from an underwater construction company, Edoardo Sbaraini and Gabriele Succi, encountered a set of wooden timbers at a depth o...

Palazzo Gerolamo Grimaldi is one of the 42 “Rolli”, Genoa’s historical buildings that were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2006; it was built between 1536 and 1544 by one of the city’s bankers, Gerolamo Grimaldi Oliva. Now a renowned historical home, it is also known as “Palace of the sundial” obviously due to the sundial painted on its fa...

“È importante essere qui in questo momento di difficoltà per il settore turistico. Perché in questa situazione il turismo delle radici può dare delle risposte ed essere uno slancio per il rilancio”. Si è aperta con queste parole del Direttore Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero della Farnesina, Luigi Maria Vignali, la terza edizione del Tavolo di...