Embark on a journey to bygone Geneva and discover how a small city left a surprisingly large footprint in the fields of ethics, politics, history and science. On this walking tour, we’ll take a stroll through the cobbled streets to hear stories that begin over 2,000 years ago, and others that take us to the present day. I’ll answer questions about who founded the city, what role the Celts and the Romans had in its formation, and who the Burgundians were.
Along the way you’ll learn about the Protestant Reformation, the Swiss Confederation, and the founding of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions. You'll also hear about:
• The old marketplace
• The Holy Roman Empire
• The cathedral and its Chapel of the Maccabees
• Geneva’s oldest house, now a museum, and its oldest street
• Ancient stories behind the Arsenal’s mosaics
• Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the celebrated philosopher
• The invention of the US dollar
• How Switzerland came to be a neutral state
Come along and explore Geneva's beautiful, storied corners as you retrace its journey in becoming one of the world's smallest cities with global significance.