The village, the history and the park museum
Genoa Naval League
Arnaldo Bonello of the Genoese section of the Italian Naval League accompanies Syusy to see all the ships entering and leaving Genoa harbour, which continues to grow trying to leave the true history of the city unchanged. Arnaldo is of Venetian origin, but has been in love with Genoa and its sea since he arrived there in 1956. The main effort is always to keep the environment clean, in a situation in which recreation also has to cohabit with the industrial demands of the area.
In the "operational" part of Genoa harbour there are all the sporting societies and clubs: the Amateur Fishing Union, the Naval League, the Oarsmen ... The maritime station is at the height of restructuring: the old part that dates from the nineteenth century is flanked by an ultramodern wing. This mirrors the soul of all Genoa, a city constituted by many cities, with a traditional soul, a twentieth-century soul and a 60s soul.
Gianbattista Ponzetto – Genoa harbour office – explains that the area of the old port receives the biggest cruise ships that cross the Mediterranean, and the small sailing boats and motorboats, without forgetting the big yachts and the international charters ... It is a strange sensation that you feel going out of the harbour in a boat, as if the sea were all yours, with all the world before you!