Tom's Trip to Genova
July, 2004

Over the July 4th weekend, I left for Italy to attend a conference of all the regional environmental protection agencies of Italy.  I presented a paper on the American hazardous site remediation program (Superfund) and its applicability to Italy.  The venue was the old Cotton Exchange in Genova harbor.  Here is a view of the harbor area showing the hills rising up from the Tyrennian Sea.

Here is an interesting concept of how to show Christopher Columbus's birthplace. 

After the conference we took short trips to areas on the Cinqueterra.  Here is a view of Santa Margherita di Liguria.

We had a delightful dinner in Portofino with friends from the conference.

We also took a train ride along the Cinqueterra and stopped in Vernazza, one of the more picturesque towns.