Genoa is situated in northern Italy, and served as a major maritime trading hotspot for centuries. Its old town is the heart of the city, woven with labyrinth-like streets and dotted with architecture that harks back to Genoa's glory days.

    Here, you'll find an array of fashionable shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as numerous historical attractions like the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped entrance and richly frescoed interior, and the Piazza de Ferrari, the old town's epicenter. Its centerpiece is a grand bronze fountain, and the Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

    What to see & do in Genoa

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    • 9 Best Things to Do in Genoa

      Genoa is famous for hosting some of Europe’s most impressive structures and palaces, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. A thriving seaport in Northern Italy, its pedestrian-friendly historical district features winding alleyways that lead to Renaissance palaces, Roman Catholic cathedrals, art museums, and picturesque piazzas. Genoa also has an eclectic dining scene, with old-fashioned restaurants...

    Where & what to eat in Genoa

    • 10 Great Restaurants in Genoa

      This guide to great restaurants in Genoa will show you some of the best fine-dining opportunities and local dining spots in the area. Genoa is known as a port town, so of course, we'll show you excellent eateries serving fresh seafood as well as exciting local cuisine. You can find Michelin-starred and award-winning restaurants all over Genoa...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Genoa

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Genoa

      This guide to the best places to go shopping in Genoa includes unmissable highlights for retail therapy in the Ligurian capital. From delightful art galleries and artisan chocolatiers to beautifully designed traditional shopping arcades and entertaining malls, Genoa has it all. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the best streets to go shopping in the city...

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