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Best things to do in Genoa

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“Amazing Aquarium , one of the most famous in Europe, paradise for kids , book ticket in internet to avoid long queues ,plan to spend at least half day there , Genova is about 2 hours driving from Portovenere ”
181 locals recommend
Hotel
“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, Robert Capa...) ”
96 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The best Museum to find everything about Sea and navigation. And you can visit the Military submarine outside”
47 locals recommend
Park
“There are 3 parks and a little rose garden to choose from. Very tranquil and beautiful!”
69 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“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 ”
67 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...) ”
45 locals recommend
Harbor / 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.”
38 locals recommend
Establishment
“The cathedral of Genova it's simply wonderful with its characteristic black and white stripes of slate and marble. Inside of it there is an unexploded bomb of the WW2 and beautiful paintings and sculptures.”
49 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Large food hall with a variety of restaurants (meat, fish, pasta, pizza, salad etc) and a selection of the best italian food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items etc. Average price: depends on the restaurant you choose”
55 locals recommend
Road
“Bookshop's - fashion shops are located in Via XX Settembre, Via Roma, Via XXV Aprile”
34 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Royal Palace or Palazzo Balbi-Durazzo is one of the best palaces in Genoa. It is a museum complex and it is part of an important architectural complex of 17th century which are preserved intact the internal representation, from frescoes to fillers, from paintings to furniture. Very lavish is the Hall of Mirrors. I love it!”
25 locals recommend
Ligurian Restaurant
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“A really typical non-turistic Genovese restaurant. You can't book it. First come first served.”
46 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great royal building, with a lot of historical paintings, and a great view of Genova.”
24 locals recommend
Museum
“A large place to play with kids, where they can play and learm many thing about jobs.”
27 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Via Garibaldi is famous for its Palaces listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
44 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The typical charming genoese fishermen's village with high, narrow and colorful houses above the beach. One of the must see places in Genova.”
37 locals recommend