Genoa is an Italian city located in the centre of the metropolis and capital of the capital city of the same name and of the Liguria region. Its port, the largest in Italy, is one of the most important in Europe. Genoa was the capital of one of the maritime republics from the 11th to 1797, at the time one of the largest naval powers on the continent. The hometown of Christopher Columbus.
Rome is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the ancient capital of the Roman Empire. In antiquity (3rd century A.D.) Rome was called the Eternal City by the Latin Roma Aeterna, Urbs Aeterna. One of the first Roman poets Albius Tibullus (1st century B.C.) called Rome by this name in his second elegy. Rome is also referred to as "the city on seven hills".
Taranto is an Italian city, capital of the province of the same name in Puglia, founded by the Spartans in the 8th century BC with the name of Taras. The city, thanks to its strategic position in the centre of the bay of the same name, the fertility of its territory and its trade, became one of the most important poles of Great Greece.