Genoa in old days

Genoa in old days

[march 2012] When I walked around in Genoa with the local man, he pointed out this black and white arch on the wall of a building.

Apparently, there used to be a lot of galleries in the town, but now the wall was made to make more living space.

Once I learned that, I saw a lot of arch patterns on the wall of buildings.

Carara is not far from here, so a lot of marble was used for the buildings.

Another interesting thing was that there used to be a lot of towers in Genoa.

But once upon a time, two or more families started fighting and from the towers, it became a fashion to pour a hot oil onto the enemy walking beneath them.

So the government ordered to demolish the towers and now only three are left.