Walls and castels

For lovers of castles and fortifications, many of the main Genoese defensive architectural structures are included in the City Park of the Walls. An extraordinary heritage of forts, walls, towers and ramparts which also includes the Lanterna, the symbol of Genoa, one of the oldest still in operation.

The first part of the ancient hill walls - the longest wall in Europe - dates back to the first half of 1600, when 12 kilometers of walls were erected along the ridges and more than 3 along the coastline to enclose the city.

The access roads leading to the military buildings form a path of the forts and dominate wooded and panoramic slopes. The visit to the forts and the walls winds along paths perfect for trekking in the green not far from the city center.