The city of Genoa is the capital of the Liguria region and has approximately 600,000 inhabitants. The city is located on the Mediterranean coast. The main boulevard of Genoa is the Le Strade Nuove. The center of Genoa is the World Heritage Site. The completely restored Palazzo Ducale now is especially impressive for the tourists. It was formerly the center of power for doges and senators. Today there are a lot of cultural events organized here. The Staglieno cemetery is worth seeing as well. This is the place where Oscar Wild is buried. The most beautiful panorama of the Old City and the port can be seen from an outstanding view point on the promenade. Genoa had its own tram network until the year of 1966. The airport and the new container port were built on the embankment of the sea and after the demolition of the hills. There are also some universities in Genoa. The city is also the seat of an archbishop. One of the popular cultural events is the International Festival of Poetry in Genoa. It is very remarkable. It is held every year in February. Moreover, the New Year's night in a beautiful historic centre of the city is a unforgettable experience. Those who are eager to stay for the night in this beautiful city will be offered the Astor Hotel. The prices in this four star hotel is quite high but the quality of service will satisfy the most exquisite taste. Except for the beautiful rooms, the hotel can offer a wide range of meals. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful garden and is very child-friendly.
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