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Genoa: The Lantern, lighthouse and museum

A symbol of Genoa, one of the most significant places in the city

The Lantern is a symbol of Genoa, one of the most significant places in the city. It was the terminal of a ring of walls, the tip of a promontory on the sea that goes as far as the mountain. A cart road that has gradually been widened, the last widening having been done in the 19th century.

Visiting the Lantern means facing many stairs, but once on top people are rewarded by a full panoramic view of the city.

Pay a visit also to the Lantern Museum: the lighthouse is from the Middle Ages, over the centuries it has been changed several times, until the 19th century. The museum documents the technical evolution of the Lantern from its origin down to our own day.

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Cover pic courtesy of Laura Malfatto (WIkimedia Commons)

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