Spring in Genoa: 10 things you cannot miss
Genoa offers a thousand ideas to make worth your stay during spring break, here are our ten tips to discover the beauties of this wonderful city!
The old town, which is one of the largest in Europe, is ready to welcome you with its charming maze of narrow streets - caruggi -, the splendid architecture of churches and the ancient Rolli palaces, the historical shops and the colorful ethnic shops: one of the best ways to discover all of these amazing sights is to take part in the “Genova Walking Tours”.
Genoa has an incredibly vast cultural heritage and its museums are filled with every kind of wonder: from the fascinating world of the sea, passing through art, cosmopolitan cultures, science, nature, history and archaeology. The first thing you definitely cannot miss is a stroll through the Museums of Strada Nuova, where time seems to have stopped, and all their stunning works of art will leave you speechless.
Also, at the Oriental Museum of Art “Edoardo Chiossone”, from February 22th to May 5th, you can visit the exhibition "Tokyo Tsukiji. Photographs by Nicola Tanzini" where you will discover the world's largest fish market situated in the Japanese capital. Worth mentioning are also the exhibitions dedicated to Giorgio De Chirico (from the 29th of March to the 7th of July at Palazzo Ducale) and to Caravaggio (from the 14th of February to the 24th of June at Palazzo della Meridiana).
Genoa and the sea are inextricably bonded since forever: you absolutely need to visit the panoramic terraces of the city from where you will be able to admire the wonderful Ligurian Coast, then let yourself enjoy the charming ancient seafaring towns, have a break sitting on the rocks nestled in the middle of hidden beaches, and enjoy a flaming sunset while having a walk along the boardwalks from the XIX century.
Moreover, take advantage of the warm weather to discover the charm of the Old Port: this ancient port area was redesigned by the architect Renzo Piano in 1992 and today offers a wide square where you can enjoy a wonderful view on the sea while sipping a drink, having a delicious dinner or diving in the pool. Just a few meters from this area, you will find the amazing Aquarium of Genoa and the Galata Museum that will lead you through an exciting journey among the beauties of the sea.
If you are a nature lover and you like hiking or biking, you cannot miss the complex of the Military Fortresses of Genoa, allocated on the highest hills that surround the city.
Also, something that you should defintely see is an ancient and charming villa garden, near from the beautiful boardwalk in Pegli, you can visit the Romantic-inspired park of Villa Durazzo Pallavicini and lose yourself in its magic atmosphere.
Genoa is a city of songwriters, therefore there are many pubs that offer live music shows.
Speaking about music, some great Opera concerts are planned in the wonderful Carlo Felice Theater, and other pop and rock music shows will be put on stage in many locations among the city.
If you are planning to stay in Genoa for a while, then you must taste the delicious food belonging to the Genoese traditional cuisine. The best way to do it is having lunch in the characteristic Sciamadde of Sottoripa, or in other restaurants or typical trattorias hidden in the marvelous maze of caruggi.
Don’t miss the fresh-fish burgers in the area right in front of the Old Port and make sure to have a taste of the incredible fresh-baked focaccia while gazing out at the sea.
Learn more reading this top-ten of must-dos in Genoa for the next spring!