Genoa lies on the Ligurian Sea along the northwest coast of Italy. Its harbour was the rival of those in both Venice and Pisa and is now one of the most important in the Mediterranean. The city developed in the Middle Ages, and its medieval plan is a remnant of that time, with its narrow streets and even tighter alleys gravitating toward the sea. Over time, the city spread out in a horseshoe shape on the slopes that embrace the harbour. In her view of Genoa, the artist finds abstract geometry in the juxtaposition and stacking of buildings that surround the port.