Explore Genoa: bucket list for traveler

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Genoa bucket list, traveler information

The city of Genoa is situated in the Northwestern region of Italy on the coast of the Ligurian Sea in the Gulf of Genoa. It is nestled between the sea and the mountains, offering spectacular views across the city, unforgettable adventure, and various entertainment options. Stroll about the city and historic harbor, and admire the natural beauty of Liguria. Let’s explore Genoa with a bucket list made by Euro Directions editors.

Things not to miss in Genoa

  • Visit the oldest Italy port, Porto Antico in Genoa, with the largest plaza in the Mediterranean.
  • Witness the grandeur of Via Garibaldi palaces with the most decadent buildings and houses of noble families in Genoa.
  • Explore the richly decorated facade and marble walls of San Lorenzo Catherdral of the 12th century.
  • Enjoy an unparalleled view of Genoa and the harbor in Spianata Castelletto, a platform, and a walkway to admire the panoramic view.
  • Breathe in the fresh sea air in Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, a cobbled path along the coastline.
  • Embrace the silence in Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, the national monumental cemetery with unique statues and memorials.

TOP 10 things to do in Genoa (video guide)

Eat like a local in Genoa

  • Visit Locanda Spinola to taste excellent fish dishes and traditional Ligurian specialties.
  • Ristorante tipico Zimino is a wonderful choice to have a fast, cheap, and tasty snack.
  • Find the best pesto in Il Genovese restaurant, and don’t miss out on its signature “Rossi” pesto.
  • Enjoy the views of the Porto Antico while eating fried anchovies and sipping Aperol Spritz in Banano Tzunami.
  • Head to Antica Trattoria Osvaldo, close to the beach, for fresh and tasty seafood.
  • Aperitive on the beach in la Strambata is an excellent end-of-the-day experience in Genoa.

Where to stay in Genoa

  • Find exclusive comfort and luxury in a 5-star Excelsior Palace Hotel with panoramic views of Portofino Bay.
  • Located 1 km from Via Garibaldi, 4-star Hotel Astoria is your top choice to enjoy the mood of Genoa.
  • Choose the privacy of 3-star Hotel Villa Anita with modern and stylish rooms and pretty little details you will love.
  • Savor the view of Porto Antico and the neighborhood while saving on a stay in B&B BLUE HOME.
  • Take a one-day tour to a picturesque Camogli village by the sea and stay in a beautiful 4-star Sublimis Boutique Hotel with beach views.

Genoa hotels map with prices


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