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IS THERE ANYTHING MORE ROMANTIC THAN LOSING YOURSELF IN GENOA?
Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, Genoa is a concertina of a city, and full of surprises. Expect ridge-top forts, cable cars at dizzying heights, and tunnels burrowing under Unesco-listed palaces. Porto Antico, the redesigned waterfront, is centre stage, framed by bars built into ancient arcades and the superb Aquarium. The city centre is mostly pedestrianised, and made up of a maze of medieval streets called carrugi. Look upwards to discover secret friezes and frescoes. Sample the local fish grill, pasta and pesto, accompanied by Ligurian white wine. Let the city wash over you; Genoa is more a city of more senses than just sight.
Where to find the best seaside aperitivo in Genoa
Bars with breathtaking views, from the old town to the rest of the provinceEach year, as spring arrives, you find yourself dreaming of summer, its fun-filled, lazy days, and all those places just waiting for you to visit. You star…
Boccadasse fishing village
Architect Renzo Piano sees his home town, Boccadasse, as a “secret, inward-looking kasbah city”. But the one-time secluded fishing village is now part of Genoa, and comes alive on summer evenings. For locals, pastel-coloured Bocca…
The Genoa Derby
Football, as everyone knows, is Italy's true religion. So it comes as no surprise that the "Luigi Ferraris" stadium in Genoa is nicknamed "The Temple". The two teams in the city, Genoa and Sampdoria, perfectly represent the divisi…