National Geographic : 1961 Nov
Columbus points the way to new worlds from his pedestal amid the palms of Santa Margherita. Seated on a throne of hills, modern Genoa exudes the spirit that inspired Petrarch to write: "A city of Kings, the very temple of prosperity, the gate of joy." Arch to the Fallen, a World War I memorial, dominates the Piazza della Vittoria. Caravels of Columbus sail a grassy sea in this floral painting at Genoa, the explorer's native city.