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One of Italy's most famous and busiest ports, Genoa's waters are often full of ferries, cruise-ships, fishing boats and private vessels. Located in Liguria, northern Italy, Genoa is a unique city, with beautiful multi-coloured architecture set amongst the rambling hilly terrain and stairways and winding alleys and roads leading down to the medieval old-town and the city's port and recently renovated waterfront.
Genoa is one of the oldest homes of art in Italy and some of the most popular attractions are the Strada Nuova, the Piazza de Ferrari, the St. Lawrence Cathedral and the Museo d'Arte Orientale which houses the largest collection of Oriental art in Europe.
Another attraction is the Genoa Aquarium, the second largest in the world, which represents a wonderful and fun place to visit for kids, both big and small! Historically Genoa is considered the "most English city in Italy"; in fact, Genoa's flag is that of St. George. Apparently, the flag of Genoa was adopted by the British Islands in 1190 for their ships entering the Mediterranean to benefit from the protection of the city's fleet.
Olbia ferry port is located on the north eastern coast of Sardinia and furthest point inland of the Gulf of Olbia, The town of Olbia and its port have a busy, bustling and lively attitude and atmosphere as the town is the economic centre of the Gallura sub-region and is very close to the famous Costa Smeralda and Porto Rotondo tourist areas, with a large number of shops, businesses and restaurants based in the town.
Olbia is a very ancient city and, according to a local legend, was founded by the Greeks. It contains ruins from prehistoric times to the Roman Era and the Middle Ages. Apart from the wonderful sea and landscape, one of the main sights in Olbia is the beautiful Romanesque cathedral of San Simplicio (11th-12th centuries).