A 3-hour train ride, along the Mediterranean and Ligurian coasts, from Nice, France, to Genova, Italy, was the start of our holiday break. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend than to visit the homeland of Christopher Columbus himself? The Genovese try hard to convince the world that there is no longer any doubt that Christopher Columbus was indeed a Genovese. With no confirmed birth date and no confirmed place of birth, his status as a native son of Genova is very much in doubt, in my humble opinion. In any case, the city of Genova seems pretty certain that Columbus spent his childhood and adolescence in the Ponticello house in Genova, along with his parents and his four brothers and sister.
The Ponticello House - Home of Columbus
World War I Monument in Genova
The Stock Exchange in Genova
The Old Port of Genova
The Aquarium at the Old Port of Genova