Genoa Lifestyle City Guide: this guide is written including all best suggestions from our women travellers and locals, who know the city inside out.
Genoa is the capital of the Italian Region of Liguria, sandwiched between the sea and the Ligurian hills. Genoa for sure offers many beautiful and interesting attractions.
The Meliá Genova is a 5-star hotel in the centre of Genoa. This luxury hotel is only a few steps from the city's main streets, allowing visitors to explore Genoa's numerous shops, museums and historic churches.Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia is a 5-star hotel in the centre of Genoa. It is undoubtedly the best and most luxurious hotel in the city. The rooms of this hotel are designed in an old-fashioned, classy and beautiful way, making it easy for the imagination to travel back in time.
Il Giardino di Albaro
The three-star 'Il Giardino di Albaro' can be found in the quiet, in residential quarter Albaro. It is a good base for travellers looking for something a bit different. Located in a charming villa from the early 20th century, it offers elegant rooms. It's a peaceful place to stay with free private parking and frequent buses into the centre of town.
Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO). Genoa has dozens of museums and galleries.Museo D'arte Orientale
The Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art in Genoa is an important collection of Asian art. The exhibition shows many objects and artworks from Japan and China, like sculptures, porcelain pieces, bronze vessels, prints, masks, Samurai armours, beautiful textiles, theatre masks and many other things.
Palazzo Rolli is one of the major historical buildings in Genoa. The gallery of the Royal Palace is a museum-residence which preserves the spirit of the home of the Balbi, Durazzo and Savoia families who lived there. In 1919, it becomes part of the State patrimony, which made it a beautiful museum. In 2006, this palace became an UNESCO World Heritage. The full circuit can be seen only during the Rolli Days in the months of May and June. Private visits can also be organized in other months.
Reputed to be one of the most important cemeteries in Europe, the burial ground is located in the Val Bisagno, a district of Genoa close to the mountains just behind the city. There are beautiful examples of various architectural styles: Gothic, Art Nouveau, Byzantine, neo-classical.
RESTAURANTSAntica Friggitoria Carega
Liguria is famous for its focaccia and there are many places in Genoa to taste this delicious pizza-like pastry. The historical and one of the most famous Friggitoria
in Genova, this is a small place and you'll better take out your food but it's so delicious. You'll find here fresh, tasty and cheap traditional genovese seafood.
Ostaia Da U Santu
If searching for a traditional and excellent cuisine, Ostaia Da U Santu is the place to visit. A renowned restaurant immersed in green, a haven for those who love Ligurian dishes. Savor their traditional cuisine and enjoy the view.
Pesto, a sauce made from basil and eaten with pasta, was born here. The basil plant does not have the same conditions for growth in other regions, so eat the finest here. In the heart of the historical center of Genoa you can find Antica Trattoria Sa' Pesta, an excellence in the culinary art, offering to everyone the typical Genoese cooking.
BEAUTYHammam - Bagno Turco
This is a great place to spend a day of relax. n the Hammam Turkish Bath Center in Genoa you can take care of your body. You will feel transported to the oriental world, with warm colors and spicy aromas. It is one of the most famous hammams of Liguria and is renowned for the quality that distinguishes it.
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