Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy. Genoa boasts a historically-rich port that has turned the city into a long-time trade and transportation hub. Having been chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2004, it offers a wealth of attractions for visitors such as its unique architecture, incredible seafood and Italian cuisine, coastal villages, and even one of Europe's largest aquariums. Genoa serves as a perfect home base to explore the Italian Riviera and world famous places like Portofino and the Cinque Terre.
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Perhaps one of our most nostalgia-inducing locations, Genoa is famous for pastel-colored terracotta-roofed houses, artistic churches, lovely seaside villas and breathtaking views. The city is also known as the birthplace of the new-world explorer, Christopher Columbus, and a place where you can uncover new surprises on a daily basis, even if you stay for years. Overall, Genoa is a great city, sure to keep you captivated and engaged for the entirety of your time abroad.
The two incredible hospitals that we partner with in Genoa are Istituto Giannina Gaslini and Ospedale San Martino.
Istituto Giannina Gaslini is a pediatric hospital located in Genova, Italy, right along the coast of northern Italy. The hospital is situated in the eastern part of the city, with only one road separating it from the sea. The Institute was founded in 1931 by Senator Gerolamo Gaslini, who wished to honor his daughter, who passed away in her infancy. Gaslini wanted to ensure that children receive only the best possible type of treatment based on the most innovative research. This children's hospital lives by the motto "Pueris floribusque lumen solis" ("Give sunlight to children and to flowers"). There are fifteen Centers for Rare Diseases, with neuroscience, neurosurgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac Surgery, and nephrology centers being the most in demand. The hospital is accessible through public transportation: bus, train, and the underground.
The Ospedale San Martino has five centuries of history of a high level and quality of services offered, attracting patients from all over Italy and abroad. It is essentially a city within the city as it sits on a large area of land. The hospital has been recognized in the discipline of oncology, while also caring for a variety of patients with other departments ranging from neuroscience to internal medicine. The Ospedale San Martino is also the site of much of the teaching and research of the University of Genoa. The hospital is easily accessible through bus, train, or taxi.
There are few things more Italian than freshly ground pesto sauce on a steaming plate of homemade pasta. Last summer, students raved about the opportunity to join a pesto making class that taught them a skill with which they will forever impress their house guests.