Sunday, 28 May 2023

The Genoese Galata Tower

Up a steep hill, but worth the climb... There was a Genoese (from the Italian city of Genova/Genoa) colony in Constantinople (old name of Istanbul) from 1267 till 1453. Marco Polo's merchant father, Niccolo, lived here with his brother Maffeo in 1260. More about the tower here.


  1. What a great view in between the buildings

  2. Great photo. Who would have thought that Italians would be living in Turkey all those centuries ago!


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