An amazing sky view of Porto Antico of Genova where there is also the biggest acquarium in Europe. Visiting the Aquarium of Genoa is like taking an emotional trip across the immensity of the oceans. It is a unique experience of discovering a universe rich in life and full of mysterious figures and strange creatures. Seals, dolphins, penguins, sharks, and fish of all shapes and colours will accompany you all along the path of discovery of the marine world. The port is sole agent for the Council of Genova of 130.000mq of old port, of which 71.000mq is covered space and 59.000mq is open space. The duration of the concession dates from July 1995 until the year 2050. The company – 51% Council of Genova, 39% House of Commerce, and 10% the Port Authorities of Genova. The aim is to return the area of the ancient port to the City of Genova rendering it liveable and enjoyable all year round. This is made possible due to the organisation of cultural events, conferences, and the construction of structures of general interest thus creating attractions for national and international tourism. Throughout the last few years these goals have been achieved in a gradual, thoughtful way, respecting the area and the concession granted.
Piazza del campo, one of the most representative and famous medieval piazzas of our peninsular. It occupies the site of the ancient Roman forum and is to this day the topographical centre of the city. It owes its fame to its ingenious valve shaped form resembling a shell, the likeness is denoted also by the long lines of light coloured stone placed in a radial form which divide into sections the 14th century ancient brick pavement, almost resembling the stripes of a sea shell. The piazza takes advantage of the natural sinking of the land formed by the union of the three hills on which the city sits therefore creating an amazing panoramic effect. The 14th century palazzos circle the piazza, they are partly crenelated and partly turreted, they close off the piazza, making it the most important attraction of the city. All of the piazza converges towards the Palazzo Pubblico, which is the element that stands out most.