Things to see and do - Genoa
Unmissable tourist sites
Genoa Travel guide
Genoa : Michelin's recommendations
The birthplace of Christopher Columbus and capital of Liguria, Genova occupies a stunning location with picturesque districts huddled on the slopes of the surrounding mountains. The city revolves around its port (re-designed by the architect Renzo Piano) and the sea, to which it owes its wealth and reputation. Genova “la Superba” is a city of contrasts where splendid palaces and ornate churches stand alongside more modest buildings, criss-crossed by a network of narrow streets known as carruggi.
Tourist attractions Genoa : Things to see and do
Via Garibaldi I - 16124 Genova
A short distance from the historic centre, Via Garibaldi (formerly Strada Nuova) was in the mid-16C one of Italy's most beautiful thoroughfares. Lined by sumptuous palaces, these were the residences of rich and powerful noble families. Look out for N..
Area Porto Antico, Ponte Spinola I - 16128 Genova
The aquarium is both modern and informative. Luminous panels describe the exhibited species and their reconstructed natural environments. The numerous viewpoints give the impression of being projected directly into the depths of the ocean. The underw..
Str. Sopraelevata I - 16128 Genova
Italy's premier port is an immense maritime complex extending over almost 30km from Piazza Caricamento. To the west, the Genova lighthouse marks the entrance to the modern port of Sampierdarena, hemmed in by the skyscrapers of the new business distri..
Piazza delle Vigne 6 I - 16123 Genoa
Hotel Le Nuvole Residenza d'Epoca is located in Genoa, just a 5-minute walk from the harbour. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout, and a continental-style breakfast provided daily. The rooms feature a modern décor and desi..
Vico Delle Mele 7 I - 16123 Genoa
Hotel Genziana is in the centre of Genoa, in an area filled with Genoa’s typical alleys called Caruggi, just 250 metres from San Giorgio Metro Station. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a café, and comfortable rooms. All rooms are simply decorated an..
Via Porta Soprana 27 I - 16121 Genoa
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo is in Genoa’s centre, just a few steps from the Duomo di San Lorenzo cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with TV, hairdryer and private bathroom. Breakfast at the Cristoforo Colombo is served on the 6th-floor terrace, ..
vico del Fico 35R I - 16128 GENOVA
The Estonian origins of one of the owners accounts for the Nordic style decor. This friendly restaurant serves landfood and seafood. Try the excellent meat or fish brochettes.
via 20 Settembre 35 I - 16121 GENOVA
porto Antico, edificio Millo I - 16121 Genova
This panoramic restaurant is situated on the third floor of the Millo building in the old port. It serves simple cuisine inspired by the region and by the Eataly brand. For more informal dining, try one of the many Eataly-themed outlets elsewhere in ..
via Mura delle Grazie 3/r I - 16128 GENOVA
Under the characteristic 15th Century vaults of a trattoria which has been here since 1946, a "classic" town restaurant, you will be able to taste a simple seafood and Genoese cuisine
Vico dei Lavatoi 6r I - 16124 Genova
This charming little restaurant in the heart of seafaring Genoa has plenty to attract visitors. Including, classic Mediterranean dishes, sushi and other Japanese specialities, as well as a delightful terrace overlooking the old port.
via Francesco Mignone 8 I - 16133 SAN DESIDERIO
Since 1862, the tradition of hospitality has been passed from generation to generation in this trattoria, which boasts an outdoor terrace for summer dining. Regional cuisine, the occasional themed evening introducing old traditional dishes from the L..
via al Santuario delle Grazie 33 I - 16158 VOLTRI
A short walk up a country lane leads to this restaurant with an attractive arbour for summer dining. The delicious home cooked cuisine introduces guests to the authentic flavours of traditional cuisine, with forgotten specialities such as cappon magr..
via al Ponte Calvi 20 r I - 16124 Genova
This informal restaurant, which is also a wine bar and fishmongers, offers a pleasing contrast between the old and the new. It is situated in one of the narrow streets opposite the Aquarium. Not surprisingly, fish and seafood dominate the menu.