Genova is certainly an interesting city. It has a long and troubled history, once being an independent republic similar to Venice and dominating the Mediterranean sea, it later sunk almost into obscurity and reemerged after WII with many people all over Italy coming to the Genova for work in the growing shipment industry. In the 50s and 60s the city seemed to grow without a grand plan and being on a narrow strip of flat land it soon grew up the hills, today making it a labyrinth of smaller lanes and larger streets on many different levels. A unique city indeed.