Map of the Italy North East showing the cities and towns. Shown on the map:
This part of North East Italy has some wonderful places to visit. Genova, Livorno, Pisa are but three of the important and very popular Europe visitor attractions located here. The cities here are famous for their arts, culture and architecture, while in the hinterlands you can see many of the magnificent villas that adorn the hills and countryside.
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Genova (Genoa) is the largest and most important port in Italy and has been for a long time. The result is the city is adorned with large palaces and beautiful monuments, amongst the most important and popular in north Italy.
The city pf Genova was probably founded before being an important harbour for the Greeks, by the Etruscans. Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombu) hails from this region, his father had homes in the city.
At the Palazzo Bianco, located on the Via Garibaldi, you can see the best collection of paintings and other art works found in the city. There are many distinctive Pallazi (palaces ) on the Via Garibaldi and monuments here as well as on the Via Balbi, celebrating the city and its long history.
The city suffered heavy damage during WWII, being an major Naval port and steel manufacture centre. The Museo di Architecture e Scultura Ligure contains works from many of the bombed out churches in the city. The museum itself is housed in the the reconstructed remains of Sant’Agostino, a Gothic church that was so heavily damaged that it has been deconsecrated.
The Medici turned this small village into a city and major Italian port in the 16th century: See more about Livorno.
Roman writers described Pisa as an old city and recent archeology finds have confirmed there was a city here during the times of the Greeks, 5th Century B.C. It of course is home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the surrounding beautiful square, Piazza del Doumo, it stands on (still): Pisa Tuscany.
In Italy you can find places to stay for almost all budgets and tastes. Chalets, luxury resorts and hotels, bed and breakfasts, villas and serviced apartments are just some of the options available. In the warmer months, particularly in the more popular places to visit, it is strongly advised to book ahead.
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