For me, the fountain in Piazza De Ferrari represents the true heart of the city. Then again, I am a foreigner and I may have that wrong but anyway ... I've taken a few hundred photographs of that fountain since first visiting in 2008. Slicing it up, as I slice up everything. Examining it in different lights, falling in love with the fall of the water one day, then a reflection another day.
On this day the fountain was still and I was able to get close, wanting both the text and reflection of Palazzo Ducale.
Genova ... it's a city I could spend the rest of my life photographing. I never expected to find one place that would capture my interest in this way but it has. The more you explore Genova, the closer you go, the more there is.
Then again, if I was more than 2,000 years in the making then I might be fairly complicated and interesting too.