Genoa Travel Guide
Mercato Orientale - This sprawling food market is one of the most colourful markets in Europe and is a must see for anyone visiting Genoa. They sell a range of local produce, including olives; fresh herbs; citrus fruits; and every possible known sea food that's edible.
Via Colombo and Via San Vincenzo - Just north of the market you can wandeer through the streets, Via Colombo and Via San Vincenzo, which are full of shops with a Middle Ages atmosphere. Here you can get a whole range of local produce.
Genoa Parks & Gardens
Parco dell'Acquasola - Viale IV Novembre. This park covers the area where the 16th century fortifications once stood. The park was established in 1871 as an area for relaxing and sporting activities. It has tree-lined walkways and a central lake, where you can feed some ducks or swans. There's a children playground; football pitches; table tennis tables; bowling greens; and even an athletics track.
Parco della Villetta Di Negro - Piazzale Mazzini. This beautiful park in the centre of Genoa, covers about 2 hectares and has many attractions, including palm trees; Lebanese cedars; camphors and sequoias; fountains; lakes with swans and ducks; aviaries of birds; evocative artificial grottoes; and the breathtaking waterfall. This is a great place to relax and get away from the city.
Genoa Restaurants and Bars
Da Giacomo - Corso Italia 1R. The is one of the best restaurants in Genoa, and it is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. They serve a range of local dishes, with an emphasis on seafood. The food is excellent, prices are reasonable and the service is outstanding. This restaurant is not to be missed when in Genoa.
Gran Gotto - Viale Brigate Bisagno 69R. This is probably the best restaurant in Genoa, it was opened in 1937 and has been in the same family eversince. They specialize in seafood, but also serve a range of ecxellent meat and pasta dishes. This is one of the best places to go and sample some of the local cuisine.
Da Rina - Mura delle Grazie 3r. This restaurant, found near the waterfront, is popular with locals and tourists alike. They serve a range of simple Genoese dishes, many fish and classic Ligurian dishes such as cima alla genovese. The food is great and the pries very reasonable.
Genoa Bars & Clubs
Bar Berto - Piazza delle Erbe 6r. This relaxed and friendly bar was founded in 1904 by Signor Berto. This bar is a trendy place to go and have some coffee; beer; wine or some cocktails. It is very popular with the locals and tourists alike, and is a good place to go and mix with the locals.
Le Corbusier - V.S. Donato 36. This bar is one of the favourites of the young and hip locals, and attracts a mixed crowd of artists and students. They often have small art exhibitions and poetry readings held here. This is a great place to ralax, have a few drinks and mingle with the locals.
Mako- Corso Italia 28R. This is the best night club in Genoa and is very popular with a young crowd of locals antourists. This club has a piano bar; disco; and a restaurant, so it caters for whatever you're in the mood for in an evening out. This is the place to see and be seen, don't miss out when in town.
Top 10 things to do in Genoa for a weekend.
- Acquario di Genova
- Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Campanile
- Civic Gallery of the Red Palace
- Civic Museum of the White Palace
- Via Garibaldi
Looking for organised tours in Genoa?
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