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of Liguria, the most important Italian port and a major commercial
and industrial centre, Genoa spreads over approximately 35 km of
coastline on the gulf of the same name. It was founded by the Ligurians
and started to develop as a maritime trading centre in the 5th century
BC. It developed close relations with the Greeks, Etruscans, Romans
the end of the 11th century Genoa became a state whose naval power
was to last until the 15th century, with the creation of “emporiums”,
ports and colonies from the Aegean to the Black Sea. In the 13th
century, after years of rivalry with Pisa for the possession of
Corsica, Genoa increased its importance as a naval republic.
commercial interests extended its area of influence to the Orient
and North Africa. Occupied by France in the beginning of XV century,
it won independence in 1528 and maintained it until the times of
Napoleon. It became later one of the leading cities of the “Risorgimento”.
has kept a lot of interesting monuments from its glorious past,
and has a very beautiful centre with nice little squares and narrow
streets and passages. The most renowned families of the city like
the Grimaldi, Fieschi or Doria built beautiful Renaissance palaces
which still can be seen in the Garibaldi street, and were famous
artists like Rubens and Van Dyck lived for a while.
Schools in Genoa
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