In the 15-16th centuries, Genoa was the main sea gate of Europe. Today, the local port with its famous La Lanterna lighthouse is one of the main components of any excursion route. Most sightseeing excursions start from the Palazzo San Giorgio located here. Gradually, travelers will discover the medieval quarters of the Old Town. With a English-speaking guide or on your own, you can visit the house of Columbus or admire paintings by Rubens in the Church of St. Ambrosius. 1001guide advises to pay special attention to local cuisine - Genoa is considered the birthplace of pesto; each of the many local restaurants offers dishes that can be called culinary attractions at affordable prices.