c. Lighthouse. GENOA. 18. Route. 91
A Cable Tramway (No. 3, p. 76; lower station near the upper Doria
garden, 2 min. to the N. of the Piazza Principe, entr. from the Salita San
Rocco) ascends to Granarolo (775 ft.; Ristorante Concordia, with garden),
which commands a fine view of the town and the Riviera di Levante.
From Granarolo to Castellaccio, aee p. 93.
The Via San Benedetto and the Via Milano, farther on, lead
from the Palazzo Doria past the Sailors' Rest (p. 78) and the large
new quays (comp. p. 80) to the lighthouse. About halfway we reach
the Piazza Dinegro (ómnibus, p. 76), No. 41 in which is the Palazzo
Rosazza (adm. 1 fr.). The charming gardens, with their rare plants
and pretty fountains, deserve a visit; in the upper part is a Belvedere,
commanding a *View similar to that from the lighthouse.
On the Capo del Faro, the rocky headland separating Genoa from
San Pier d'Arena (p. 94), near which the new coal-harbour (p. 80)
is being constructed, rises the large Lighthouse (Lantema; 230 ft.),
with its dazzling reflectors showing a light visible for nearly 30 miles.
Visitors may go by the S. Pier d'Arena tramway (No. 13, p. 77) to
the tunnel. The tower (353 steps) may be ascended and the ap-
paratus inspected (fee 1 fr.); but the platform at its foot commands
as good a view. Best light in the evening.
The "View embraces the town and extensive harbour of Genoa, with
the amphitheatre of mountains behind; to the E. the Riviera di Levante
is visible as far as the picturesque promontory of Portofino; to the W.
are seen the coast-villages on the Riviera di Ponente from San Pier d'Arena
to Savona, the headland of Noli, and the Capo delle Melé, while in the
distance are the usually snow-capped peaks of the Ligurian and Mari-
d. From the Piazza Deferrari to the Via di Circonvallazione a
Mare viá the Piazza Corvetto, Acquasola, and the Corso Andrea
The Via Roma (Pl.F, 5; electric tramways Nos. 3 and 4, p. 76),
already mentioned at p. 85, is another important focus of trafile.
It ascends to the N.E., passing (right) the Galleria Mazzini and
cutting off a comer of the interesting oíd Palazzo Spinola (now the
Prefettura), to the Piazza Corvetto (Pl. F, G, 5), where a large
bronze equestrian Statue of Victor Emmanuel II. was erected in
1886, from Barzaghi's designs. From this point we may proceed to
the left, passing a marble Statue of Mazzini (p. 74), to the —
*Villetta Dinegro (Pl. F, 4; 240 ft.), a beautiful.public park,
with pretty cascades and an unimportant Zoological Garden. Wind-
ing promenades ascend from the entrance to a high bastión which
affords a noble survey of city, harbour, and environs.
The direct continuation of the Via Roma ia the Via Assa¬
rotti, leading to the high-lying Piazza Manin (p. 93). — From the
Piazza Corvetto we ascend to the right to the park of Acquasola
(Pl. G, 5, 6; 138 ft.), laid out in 1837 on part of the oíd ramparts
(concerts, see p. 77). — From the S. end of the park we next follow
the tramway along the Corso Andeea Podestá to the church of —