Since I was a little girl, I grew up hearing the marvelous adventure stories of Christopher Columbus setting sail for the "new world"; though many thought he would be sailing off the the edge of the "flat earth", a silly belief at the time.
When my cruise stopped in Genoa, the first thing I wanted to do, was to see the home of Christopher Columbus! I think people are forgetting that back in his day, the homes were all smaller. While it was small, I really enjoyed seeing a period house from his day, set inside the old walled section of Genoa. It was interesting seeing just how people lived back then and trying to imagine things like their kitchens and bathrooms. (There was a little alcove which my aunt and I thought must have been a bathroom of the time, we were not sure) It couldn't have been much. People probably had only two outfits back then, their Sunday best and their everyday outfit. Without decent indoor plumbing or showers, it must have smelled a bit ripe!
I really enjoyed this, didn't think it was overpriced and I read all of the information provided inside the house, so maybe that's why it took me a bit longer than other people are saying. The doorways were shorter back then, because I think people were shorter. There was an interesting costume from that period, it was also interesting. It was nice walking through the old part of Genoa. You can climb up to the top of the wall, which I did to get a great view of the city. It was very colorful in the old town, with brightly painted colorful buildings and wash airing out to dry on clothes lines laced between the buildings. Very picturesque. I recommend it for a great history lesson, be sure to bring your camera!
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