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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.
Experience Genoa by night
If you're looking for big, spacious venues, you're in the wrong place. Genoa at night can be a really interesting experience, if you're used to wide avenues full of big bars heaving with people. In the city of the Lanterna, on the…
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…
The Righi and the forts: the countryside in the city
Given the great danger the city was in - besieged by pirates from the sea and by the enemy armies from the surrounding land - its defensive solution had to be not only complex, but brilliant. The walls of Genoa were built and then…