The port city of Genoa, Italy, is home to one of the country's newest and best aquariums, the Acquario di Genova. Completed in 1992 and resembling a modern day ship, this attraction contains exhibits on sea life, and even boats a hummingbird aviary. The 70 tanks illustrate life under the sea from the time of Columbus, who sailed from Genoa on his historic voyage to the New World in 1492, to the present day. The aquarium's location in the Old Harbor area of Genoa makes it a convenient stop on your sightseeing itinerary.
The Dolomites are a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. In 2008, it was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.