Genoa (Genova in Italian, Zêna in Ligurian) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. Genoa has historically been one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean and is one of the Italy’s major economic centers.

The population of Genoa is approximately 580,097 and it forms the southern corner of the Milan-Turin-Genoa industrial triangle of Northwest Italy and this is why a great number of leading Italian companies are based in this city.

The city of Genoa covers an area of 243 square kilometres between the Ligurian Sea and the Apennine Mountains and the city stretches along the coast for about 30 kilometres.

Genoa is known by being adjacent to two popular Ligurian vacation spots: Camogli and Portofino, as well as because of their Palazzi di Rolli, included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Genoa’s historic centre is articulated in a maze of squares, as are the typical Genoese alleys. It joins a medieval dimension with following 16th century and Baroque interventions.

The climate of Genoa is characterised by being a humid subtropical climate. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, while winter average is around 15ºC. The typical vegetation of Bodrum is Maquis shrubland biome, which is the typical vegetation of the Mediterranean climate.

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