Porto Antico di Genova represents the heart of the city of Genoa, the charm of the historic centre and one of the largest squares on the Mediterranean. The area is active 24h, easily accessible and offers diverse activities appealing to all types of visitors and tourists such as cultural happenings, conferences, trade fairs, entertainment, concerts, sports, boating, restaurants and shopping. Porto Antico di Genova S.p.A. manages the waterfront area stretching from the Aquarium pier to the Magazzini del Cotone including Piazza delle Feste and Porta Siberia. Recently the company's space has been extended to include the Fiera di Genova area. Porto Antico di Genova S.p.A. has been operating since January 1995, when it was granted by the Municipality of Genoa the property concession of the Porto Antico area. The area is made up of more than 130,000 square metres, of which 71,000 square metres are covered and 59,000 square metres are outdoor spaces. In 2019, Porto Antico di Genova S.p.A merged with Fiera di Genova SpA acquiring the ‘trade fairs’ and ‘harbor’ branches thus further expanding the it’s area of business and scope. The shareholders of the company include the Municipality of Genoa (54%), the Chamber of Commerce (27.71%), the Ligurian Financial Agency for Economic Development, FILSE SpA (14.68%), and the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority (3.61%). Today, Porto Antico di Genova's goal is to manage and develop the city's trade fair activities and boating sector while maintaining its initial purpose of reconnecting the city to the water. Porto Antico's mission is to create and develop an enjoyable tourist area all year, easily accessible and appealing to the national and international market. The new waterfront area represents a core sector of the city's tourist development plan that has witnessed constant improvements in recent years. Porto Antico di Genova S.p.A actively contributes to making Genoa and Liguria the center of cultural, tourist and business attractions increasingly appealing. It effectively manages the facilities and resources on its premises while implementing and developing the conference and trade fair industry in areas outside its original perimeter.