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Guidebook for Genova

Food Scene
Our favourite restaurant in Castelletto: tasty seasonal food, great wines and cocktails, good atmosphere. Prices around 40/50 euro per person.
La Barcaccia
6r Spianata di Castelletto
Our favourite restaurant in Castelletto: tasty seasonal food, great wines and cocktails, good atmosphere. Prices around 40/50 euro per person.
For a snack and a quick coffee, drunk as italians do (very short, counter served!) or to rest a bit sitted at the small tables outside, under the pines.
Antica Gelateria Guarino
25/R Via Cesare Crosa di Vergagni
For a snack and a quick coffee, drunk as italians do (very short, counter served!) or to rest a bit sitted at the small tables outside, under the pines.
La Meridiana: very nice cafè for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and aperitivo. You can also buy local products.
Piazza della Meridiana
La Meridiana: very nice cafè for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and aperitivo. You can also buy local products.
Very good restaurant, friendly place, good atmosphere, great food! Average price eur 35/45
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Osteria Maniman
35c Salita San Nicolò
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Very good restaurant, friendly place, good atmosphere, great food! Average price eur 35/45
Italian and genoese traditional with a creative touch in a very nice atmosphere. Average price: Euro 30/40
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Trattoria Rosmarino
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Italian and genoese traditional with a creative touch in a very nice atmosphere. Average price: Euro 30/40
Creative traditional in a beautiful place. Organic wines. Good tapas. Dehor. Average price: Eur 40/50
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Bella Bu
9/11 Vico Inferiore del Ferro
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Creative traditional in a beautiful place. Organic wines. Good tapas. Dehor. Average price: Eur 40/50
Opening: Monday to Saturday 12 - 16. Closed on Sunday. Nice spot with friendly staff, genoese and italian traditional food, ideal for lunch.
I Canovacci - Cucina e Bottega
60 Via dei Macelli di Soziglia
Opening: Monday to Saturday 12 - 16. Closed on Sunday. Nice spot with friendly staff, genoese and italian traditional food, ideal for lunch.
One Michelin star chef creative and high quality kitchen in a luxury ancient building with frescoes. Average price: Eur 70/100
The Cook Restaurant
9/R Vico Falamonica
One Michelin star chef creative and high quality kitchen in a luxury ancient building with frescoes. Average price: Eur 70/100
One of the best spot to taste the real traditional genoese kitchen. Easy and cozy atmosphere. Average price: Euro 30/40
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Il Genovese
35 Via Galata
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One of the best spot to taste the real traditional genoese kitchen. Easy and cozy atmosphere. Average price: Euro 30/40
Easy plates as selection of cheese, cold cuts etc. Average price: Euro 20
Taggiou Genova
8 Vico Superiore del Ferro
Easy plates as selection of cheese, cold cuts etc. Average price: Euro 20
Drinks & Nightlife
Want to buy a bottle of local/Piedmont wine or to simply drink a glass with a dish of local ham/chees? Beautiful place, dehor with great view during spring/summer and excellent prices (€ 4/bottle!)
Calice
9 Spianata di Castelletto
Want to buy a bottle of local/Piedmont wine or to simply drink a glass with a dish of local ham/chees? Beautiful place, dehor with great view during spring/summer and excellent prices (€ 4/bottle!)
Small and not cool bar owned by a sicilian family, which means great cannoli and cassate (typical dessert from Sicily) and very good ice creams!
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Don Paolo
57 Spianata di Castelletto
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Small and not cool bar owned by a sicilian family, which means great cannoli and cassate (typical dessert from Sicily) and very good ice creams!
One of our favourite spot for breakfast, quick lunch and evening aperitivo (italian traditional pre dinner drink with snacks).
Baribaldi
18 Via Garibaldi
One of our favourite spot for breakfast, quick lunch and evening aperitivo (italian traditional pre dinner drink with snacks).
Very typical place to eat a great "panino" (sandwich), filled with more than 100 fresh ingredients. Great and cheap spot! Few sits, best for take away.
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Gran Ristoro
27/R Via di Sottoripa
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Very typical place to eat a great "panino" (sandwich), filled with more than 100 fresh ingredients. Great and cheap spot! Few sits, best for take away.
Luggage deposit
Palazzo Rosso, Mentelocale caffè Luggage deposit €5/day/bag Must be booked online on bagbnb.com
The best panoramic viewpoint in the city! Can't miss it!
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Belvedere Castelletto
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The best panoramic viewpoint in the city! Can't miss it!
Sightseeing
A noble residence decorated with valuable furnishings and frescoes by Liguria's greatest painters of the 17th Century.
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Palazzo Rosso
18 Via Garibaldi
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A noble residence decorated with valuable furnishings and frescoes by Liguria's greatest painters of the 17th Century.
Housing an important collection of European, Italian and Genoese paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries: masterpieces from Caravaggio, Veronese, Rubens, Van Dyck, Vouet,Zurbaran, Murillo and others
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Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco
11 Via Garibaldi
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Housing an important collection of European, Italian and Genoese paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries: masterpieces from Caravaggio, Veronese, Rubens, Van Dyck, Vouet,Zurbaran, Murillo and others
Built during the Century of the Genoese and home to the reception rooms used by the mayor of the city, this building also houses an extension of the Palazzo Bianco Gallery.
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Palazzo Doria Tursi
9 Via Garibaldi
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Built during the Century of the Genoese and home to the reception rooms used by the mayor of the city, this building also houses an extension of the Palazzo Bianco Gallery.
Via Garibaldi, dating to the mid-16th century, is also known as the "Via Aurea" (Golden Street). With its beautiful palaces, it boasts some of the world’s most fascinating architecture
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Via Garibaldi
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Via Garibaldi, dating to the mid-16th century, is also known as the "Via Aurea" (Golden Street). With its beautiful palaces, it boasts some of the world’s most fascinating architecture
The building is one of the earliest and most significant pieces in evidence of the architectural restoration of Genoa.
Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana
The building is one of the earliest and most significant pieces in evidence of the architectural restoration of Genoa.
Porto Antico (Ancient Port area) is over a thousand years old but has twenty years of new life. Here tourism, culture, shopping, entertainment meet and you can have fun, work and meet people.
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Porto Antico di Genova
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Porto Antico (Ancient Port area) is over a thousand years old but has twenty years of new life. Here tourism, culture, shopping, entertainment meet and you can have fun, work and meet people.
The Sea museum route progresses through 23 large rooms which are spread over four floors, plus the panoramic Mirador terrace, and are dedicated to the permanent exhibition
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Galata Museo del Mare
1 Calata De Mari
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The Sea museum route progresses through 23 large rooms which are spread over four floors, plus the panoramic Mirador terrace, and are dedicated to the permanent exhibition
Shopping
One of the most famous and ancient bakery in the city! Don't miss a visit. Not cheap at all, but it worths!!!
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Pasticceria Profumo Genoa
2 Piazza del Portello
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One of the most famous and ancient bakery in the city! Don't miss a visit. Not cheap at all, but it worths!!!
The best ties ever: nothing has changed since 1899, neither the furniture, nor the quality of silk which distinguished Finollo all over the world. Worth a visit, but ties are very expensive (€100/200)
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Finollo
38 Via Roma
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The best ties ever: nothing has changed since 1899, neither the furniture, nor the quality of silk which distinguished Finollo all over the world. Worth a visit, but ties are very expensive (€100/200)
Hosted in a magnificent 1562 building, decorated with frescoes and golden stuccos, is part art concept store, part traditional neighborhood retailer. Worth a visit, to buy or simply to have a look
Via Garibaldi 12
12 Via Garibaldi
Hosted in a magnificent 1562 building, decorated with frescoes and golden stuccos, is part art concept store, part traditional neighborhood retailer. Worth a visit, to buy or simply to have a look
One of the best bakery in the city to taste a slice of typical "focaccia" (flat bread). Ask for fresh baked hot focaccia: trust me, you'll feel like you are in heaven!
Pane e Tulipani Genova
One of the best bakery in the city to taste a slice of typical "focaccia" (flat bread). Ask for fresh baked hot focaccia: trust me, you'll feel like you are in heaven!
High-end Italian supermarket, described as a megastore that combines elements of a bustling European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning centre
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Eataly Genova
15 Calata Cattaneo
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High-end Italian supermarket, described as a megastore that combines elements of a bustling European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning centre
Arts & Culture
Nice cinema in the city centre.
Cinema Sivori
48/R Salita Di S. Caterina
Nice cinema in the city centre.
The museum, hosted in a edifice constructed in 1593, is conceived with the artwork, furnishings, ceramics, silver, books and etchings which the marquis Paolo and Franco Spinola.
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Palazzo Spinola National Gallery
1 Piazza di Pellicceria
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The museum, hosted in a edifice constructed in 1593, is conceived with the artwork, furnishings, ceramics, silver, books and etchings which the marquis Paolo and Franco Spinola.
Palazzo Ducale is the cultural heart of Genoa: it hosts the most important art exhibitions, conferences, festivals. concerts... but also flea market (the first weekend of each month) and many others
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Doge's Palace
9 Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
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Palazzo Ducale is the cultural heart of Genoa: it hosts the most important art exhibitions, conferences, festivals. concerts... but also flea market (the first weekend of each month) and many others
Genoa's Opera House. Check www.carlofelicegenova.it to see the program.
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Teatro Carlo Felice
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Genoa's Opera House. Check www.carlofelicegenova.it to see the program.
Designed by Renzo Piano, it is the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. 70 tanks hosting 15.000 animals of over 400 species including sea cows, sharks, dolphins,penguins etc.
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Aquarium of Genoa
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Designed by Renzo Piano, it is the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. 70 tanks hosting 15.000 animals of over 400 species including sea cows, sharks, dolphins,penguins etc.