Liguria is a unique experience to live: sea, nature, mountain, culture, and history. The city of Genoa and the eastern and western rivieras are rich of all these aspects and have fascinated tourist from all over the world for centuries. The city of Genoa was chosen European Cultural Capital in 2004. The city life revolves around its famous harbour, the most important one in Italy and one of the largest ones in the world. The old buildings around the city centre witness the city’s past as a Maritime Republic. Along with the many museums and attractions within the city, most notably the Aquarium of Genoa, you can also visit the coast and the mountains. Genoa has got the biggest medieval city centre in Europe. The small streets of this area, known as carruggi, have inspired many Genoese artists. It is amusing to walk along the small streets, rich of shops of every kind, animated day and night by street artists and stands. In the evening, you can enjoy some of the activities the city offers, including concerts, music and fun.