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Things to do in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“Do not miss this spectacular aquarium, one of the biggest in Europe. and take a walk "Porto Antico" the lovely area surrounding, full of attractions and sights of interest .”
  • 191 locals recommend
Hotel
“Built at the end of the eighteenth century and renovated in 1992, it hosts very interesting exhibitions on the first floor.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The best Museum to find everything about Sea and navigation. And you can visit the Military submarine outside”
  • 49 locals recommend
Park
“There are 3 parks and a little rose garden to choose from. Very tranquil and beautiful!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Landmark
“Via Garibaldi, the "Strada Nuova" (New Street) dating to the mid-16th century, is also known as "la Via Aurea" (the Golden Street). With its beautiful palaces, it boasts some of the world’s most fascinating architecture. Opened after 1550, to gather the city's most important families into a single setting, it was originally called "Via Aurea" due to the splendour of its buildings, and then “via nuova delli palazzi” (the new street of palaces) until, at the end of the 1800s, the city decided to name it after Italy's national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi.Today the 14 buildings are home to the Town Hall, major banks, clubs, cultural groups, antique dealers, shops and public and private offices. Via ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Place of worship
“San Lorenzo Cathedral is the masterpiece of Italian Gothic style. There is the possibility to enjoy of amazing view of Genoa city from the Cathedral panoramic terrace.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Historic Site
“I work for FAI - the National Trust for Italy and this is one of the place we protect and promote. You can go there only by boat from Camogli or on foot (2 hours trekking). ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“It's the most important square of Genova, where there are the biggest manifestations and events. It's simply unique with its big fountain, the Aldo Rossi designed opera theatre Carlo Felice, the Accademia di Belle Arti, the Palazzo della Borsa, the Palazzo della Regione and the Palazzo Ducale where you can visit the tower, the prisons, the Sala del Maggior Consiglio and Sala del Minor Consiglio and a lot of really interesting temporary exhibitions (for example Modigliani, Steve McCurry, Picasso, Munch, Frida Khalo, Wharol, Van Gogh...) ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Road
“Bookshop's - fashion shops are located in Via XX Settembre, Via Roma, Via XXV Aprile”
  • 33 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Wonderful Palace with a great view! Close the railway station of Piazza Principe ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of the most popular clubs in Italy, right on the cliff with a spectacular view of the bay”
  • 27 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Portofino Park is full of path and occasion for hiking, green and paceful”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“Both young and old can experience and experiment all kinds of subject matter in more than 2000 square meters of didactic, multimedia and interactive games and activities.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Simply to walk and enjoy all expo area that has undergone a renovation in 1992 for 500 anniversary of the discovery of america made by Cristoforo Colombo. This included the Acquario and Bigo with its panoramic lift.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Noble residence of the aristocratic Brignole-Sale family, adorned with frescoes by the most important Ligurian painters of the 1600s and by inestimable furnishings.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
“A small neighborhood of colorful houses, a unique glimpse, a small beach where many small boats are parked. Visit the Church of Sant'Antonio da Padova or at least photograph the landscape from here. Choose a restaurant and enjoy the sun. If you can come out of season.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ligurian Restaurant
“A really typical non-turistic Genovese restaurant. You can't book it. First come first served.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Since 1889. Go back in time and taste to the ancient flavors: all sorts of vegetable pies and “farinata” (a Genovese pie made from bake chic pea flavors).”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Typical food, fresh fish and very good pasta. Easy and cheap, with some table outside, just in front of the old port (Museo Galata)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Best summer disco with revival, 2000, pop music on a barge in the Old Port.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Can't miss it! It's our favorite.. Simple menu, good prices and typical Genoese food . Must have minestrone alla genovese and acciughe ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian and genoese traditional with a creative touch in a very nice atmosphere. Average price: Euro 30/40 ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“il luogo dove ingrediente è scelto con cura creando la perfezione della buona tavola a "casa della nonna"..... the place where the ingredient is carefully chosen, creating perfection of the good food at your grandmother house in Liguria .....”
  • 7 locals recommend
Diner
“Typical Genoese tavern in the old town. Taste pansotti with walnut sauce and breaded anchovies!! Recommended!!”
  • 20 locals recommend

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