Our Sister City


On October 12, 1955 (Columbus Day), the City of Genoa became Columbus’ first Sister City. This was celebrated through the gifting of the Christopher Columbus Statue that sits outside of Columbus City Hall today, an event that more than 100,000 people attended.

For over 60 years we have worked with Genoa to provide both of our cities with a greater sense of cultural enrichment through events like the bi-annual Pesto Championship, and art projects like the award winning Thousand People of Genoa.

Genoa is also home to the famous Paganini Violin, which will be making an appearance in Columbus in May 2019.