The village, the history and the park museum
Genoa the Lantern
Syusy visits the symbol of Genoa, the Lantern, one of the most significant places in the city. She is accompanied by Marco Fezzardi of the tourist office of the Province of Genoa. We discover from him that the Lantern was the terminal of a ring of walls, the tip of a promontory on the sea that goes as far as the mountain ... A cart road that has gradually been widened, the last widening having been done in the nineteenth century.
Syusy and Zoe make a guided visit, slightly discouraged by the quantity of steps ... But once they reach the top they are rewarded by the 360° view of the city! To know more about it they also visit the Lantern Museum. The Lantern and the museum are open every Saturday, on Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 6 pm in the winter months, from 10 am to 7 pm in the summer months. It is possible to book visits on weekdays for groups and parties.
The Lantern Museum
Anna Dagnino, executive officer for tourism of the province of Genoa, takes Syusy inside the rooms of the museum in the nineteenth-century fortification on which the lantern stands. The lighthouse was erected on the promontory in the Middle Ages, and over the centuries it has undergone various modifications; its present look is the result of restructuring done during the nineteenth century. Inside the museum you can observe that initially signalling was done by lighting a fire and in the different rooms the technical evolution of the lighthouse is documented, from the origin down to our own day.