Genoa: Capital of the region of Liguria, the city takes its name from the beautiful gulf it overlooks. It features splendid period palaces and a world-famous aquarium. It is the largest port in Europe, and is the departure point for a variety of cruise ships and ferries. The recently renovated Old Port district is the heart of the city, and features a myriad of characteristic narrow streets which create a fascinating labyrinth. A wide variety of hotels and restaurants offers choices for every taste.