The Training ship Amerigo Vespucci
The training ship "Amerigo Vespucci" is certainly one of the finest existing sailing ships in the world and is considered by many "the most beautiful ship." It was designed in 1930 and launched the following year in Castellammare di Stabia, along with its twin, the Cristoforo Colombo (ceded to the Soviet Union as compensation after World War II).
Currently it is the oldest ship of the Italian Navy. For several years the Amerigo Vespucci is also the ambassador of art, engineering, naval and Italian culture throughout the world: in fact, its presence in many of the most important ports of the five continents, during special events (commemorations, Olympics American's Cup, etc.) draws the attention of thousands of people and many authorities.
The Maritime Museum in Genoa
The Maritime Museum in Genoa is also known under another name - the Galata. Galata is the oldest building name in the basins of the port of Genoa, which once served as a warehouse of weapons of surfers Republic and Genoese merchants, known throughout medieval Europe. It is in this district the famous Genoese scendevono sailing ships on the water, which then set off in shopping trips around the world.
The Maritime Museum of Genoa speaks of the history of the development of maritime links from Genoa, the relationship between man and the sea. The oldest exhibit in the museum includes exhibits of the late medieval period. Here you will find a rich collection of over 6000 pieces, which allows you to observe the progress in the conquest of the sea: from the galleons in the period of the Genoese, which the most famous of all time Christopher Columbus, to the transatlantic giant modern ships. For those who go on holiday in Genoa with the kids, this museum should be included in the compulsory program.
The boy's town
The boy's townis the ideal place where your children can learn in a fun, so many things about science and technology. A large play area of over 3,000 square meters where visitors between 2 and 12 years old touch, observe and experience different topics. With more than 90 multimedia and interactive exhibits, children are trained, either alone or with the company of adults to share an experience in teaching family.
It's never too early to learn. For this reason, children between 2 and 3 years old have an area dedicated to play to know the world. There is a small enchanted forest as they explore the cave, inhabit the house, get on the little bridge and cross the river: nothing dangerous, of course, but a simple and fun way to stimulate the children to relate objects and their bodies. The world of discoveries, however, awaits children between 3 and 5 years: in a real construction site, equipped with helmet, all are put to the test with small bricks, wheelbarrows, buckets and cranes. Young scientific minds can be measured in experiments with water, while the most creative children can express themselves freely drawing on touch screens.
The Rolli's Palaces
The Rolli's Palaces
Following the new architectural models Genoese noblemen had to design and build within the old town numerous buildings of great splendor.
The number and splendor of these dwellings gave rise to a peculiar aristocratic residential system, made official in 1576 by a decree of the Senate who warned an official list of buildings (list of Public Housing or Rolli), recognizing its particular value.
The decree obliges the owners of these dwellings to accommodate, in turn, state visits, in the absence of a royal palace. Depending on the degree of importance visiting guest was chosen a building to house it: the higher was the degree of host nobility, was to be the most magnificent palace and richer the family who had the honor and the burden of welcome.
The area included in the inscription UNESCO also extends to a part of the historical center, through Via Lomellini, Fossatello Square and Via San Luca, reaches Piazza Banchi, the mercantile heart of the historic city: on this stretch are some of the examples significant of the Rolli palaces built in the modern age in the medieval fabric.
The palaces of the Rolli still belong in part to private, while some buildings have become sites of banks or offices.