It was the site of the Expo '92, of the controversial G8 summit in 2001 and in 2004 was the European Capital of Culture. In its historic center, numerous palaces, together called Palazzi dei Rolli, have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
In Genoa you will find some of the most beautiful palaces in Europe, authentic treasures, often still private residences, to be searched and discovered both in the historic center of Genoa and along the Riviera.
In the San Giorgio Palace lived the Banco di San Giorgio, the oldest bank in the world. The story tells that Napoleon Bonaparte repeatedly plundered this bank to found, later, the Bank of France.
Today, while maintaining its industrial tradition alive, it is an established tourist, cultural, scientific, musical and university center. The Ligurian capital is also known in the fields of scientific research and technology with well-known centers of excellence, in those of publishing, telecommunications, sports (Genoa was the birthplace of Genoa, which is the oldest Italian football team still existing, at Sampdoria and is an important site for the practice of rugby, hockey, swimming, water polo, rowing and savate, sport of which the city is the main Italian center.