Things to see and do - Genoa
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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
v. Garibaldi I - 16124 Genova
A little distance from the historic centre, Via Garibaldi (then called 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. Note at 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. A video and computers make the visit "interactive" with the underwater world, whilst the numerous view..
I - 16123 Genova
Initially built in the 12C and worked on until the 16C, the cathedral has a splendid Genoese Gothic façade. The majestic interior includes the chapel of St John the Baptist and the famous " Sacro Catino". The canons' cloister houses the dio..
Via XX Settembre 35 I - 16121 Genoa
The Bristol Palace features a spiral staircase, leading to its elegant rooms with satellite TV. This historic building is in central Genoa, 100 metres from Piazza De Ferrari. The classic style rooms feature antique furniture, and are soundproofed an..
Piazza San Lorenzo I - 16123 Genoa
Prix Prices from : 79 €
Residenza D'Epoca di Palazzo Cicala is set in a 17th-century building facing the Cathedral, and surrounded by fashion shops, art galleries and elegant restaurants. Rooms are en suite and spacious, and offer air conditioning and a satellite TV. The P..
Via San Sebastiano 6 I - 16123 Genoa
Prix Prices from : 88 €
Located in central Genoa, City Hotel is 200 metres from the main square Piazza De Ferrari and from the Palazzo Ducale. It offers renovated accommodation with free Wi-Fi, and an extensive breakfast buffet. Museums and historic squares are just a plea..
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
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..
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 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 20 Settembre 35 I - 16121 Genova
vico Domoculta 14/r I - 16123 Genova
Various simple, elegant rooms, with refined simplicity, in a centrally located restaurant, whose kitchen produces imaginative versions of Ligurian cuisine.
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.
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.