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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.
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…
Campo Pisano: Genova, history and legend
Summer 1284. The fleets of Genoa and Pisa clash one sweltering day in August off the Tuscan coast between Pisa and Livorno, near the rocks of Meloria. The outcome of the battle is a decisive turning point in Italian maritime contr…
San Nicola Market
Like every city, Genoa also renews its tradition every year. The San Nicola Market is a charity event that was held in 1986 for the first time and then became a Christmas fixture.It was held in Piazza Piccapietra for many years, b…