Genoa is a city and an important seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. It is also called la Superba (“the Superb one”) due to its glorious past. Part of the old city of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006. The city’s rich art, music, gastronomy, architecture and history, made it 2004’s EU Capital of culture. Genoa is a maritime town, and is ranked 5th in Italy for economic strength, after Rome, Milan, Turin and Naples, and is a major industrial city in northern Italy, being part of the nation’s famous “industrial triangle”. Major Italian companies and businesses, such as Ansaldo Energia, Ansaldo STS and Edoardo Raffinerie Garrone are based in the city. Also, the city’s Bank of Saint George is one of the oldest in the world, founded in 1407.