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Genoa's old town is famous for its narrow streets and alleys.
The Medieval district of the city holds many treasures, such as the Porta Soprana (the old stone entrance gate to the city), the Church of Sant’Agostino (next to the Museo dell’Architettura e Scultura Ligure), the beautiful Church of San Donato, the 12th-century Church of Santa Maria di Castello and the Gothic Cathedral of San Lorenzo.
Don't miss the beautiful Palazzo Ducale with its porticed courtyards.
The Chiesa del gesù contains many works of art by Guido Reni, Rubens Andrea Pozzo and others.Outside the Medieval district, Via Garibaldi, where many of the great genoese bankers built their palaces, is a beautiful walk, with Palazzo Podesta, Palazzo Bianco (now an art gallery with paintings by Van Dyck and Rubens) and the magnificently decorated Palazzo Rosso (adjacent to Palazzo Bianco and housing paintings by Titian, Caravaggio and Dürer).
The Acquario (Aquarium) presents underwater ocean life, with 1000 species housed in 50 vast tanks, making it the largest centre of its kind in Europe. Other interesting sights include Palazzo Spinola with its aristocratic charm, Palazzo Reale, Palazzo del Principe ( built for Andrea Doria) and Piazza De Ferrari.