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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
“Famous all over Italy, the Aquarium exhibits such vast aquatic biodiversity as to make it the most important in Europe. ”
  • 182 locals recommend
Hotel
“Residence of the doge since 1339, today it is the city’s main center for cultural activities.”
  • 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
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 ”
  • 67 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
Place of worship
“This magnificent cathedral rises to the superb, full of history and mystery”
  • 52 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.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Road
“Bookshop's - fashion shops are located in Via XX Settembre, Via Roma, Via XXV Aprile”
  • 34 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
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). ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Portofino Park is full of path and occasion for hiking, green and paceful”
  • 37 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”
  • 28 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Via Garibaldi is famous for its Palaces listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Hotel
“Boccadasse is one of the most loved areas of the city, both by locals and tourists. Let yourself be wooed by the colorful houses, the beach of round, polished pebbles (typical of the Ligurian coastline) and the memorable ice cream. An excellent place to sip a glass of wine looking out over the sea.”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ligurian Restaurant
“A really typical non-turistic Genovese restaurant. You can't book it. First come first served.”
  • 49 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).”
  • 42 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)”
  • 18 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 ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“On the 1° floor of the Imperial Palace, which dates back to the 1500s and is a UNESCO World Patrimony site, it offers an elaborate menu of high-quality cocktails.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian and genoese traditional with a creative touch in a very nice atmosphere. Average price: Euro 30/40 ”
  • 13 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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