Let good food
make you happy

Genoa is all about flavour, aroma and dishes that taste of history.
As you stroll through the city, you will find focaccerias serving hunger-busting snacks, and restaurants and osterias ready to welcome you
with savoury pies, trofie al pesto and freshly caught fish.

If you feel like trying absolutely all our traditional dishes, and also want to see an indoor market selling the best ingredients, you will find everything you are looking for at the Mercato Orientale Genova or MOG. Don’t miss a chance to try real “pesto alla genovese”!

All our traditional food is made with care, devotion and love, using recipes handed down from one generation to the next. And here are a few for you to try.

Let good food make you happy

Genoa is all about flavour, aroma and dishes that taste of history.
As you stroll through the city, you will find focaccerias serving hunger-busting snacks, and restaurants and osterias ready to welcome you
with savoury pies, trofie al pesto and freshly caught fish.

If you feel like trying absolutely all our traditional dishes, and also want to see an indoor market selling the best ingredients, you will find everything you are looking for at the Mercato Orientale Genova or MOG. Don’t miss a chance to try real “pesto alla genovese”!

All our traditional food is made with care, devotion and love, using recipes handed down from one generation to the next. And here are a few for you to try.



Enchanted by
every view

One of the largest old city centres in Europe, where the Middle Ages and the Baroque period with its splendid Palazzi crowding the narrow streets are mixed together. A magical maze to get lost in.

Genoa is an exciting city, its treasures just waiting to be discovered on every corner as you are carried along by your desire to find more.

After visiting museums, palazzos and squares, the city’s historical little shops with their generations of experience offer another chance to enjoy and take home even more unforgettable memories.

Enchanted by
every view

One of the largest old city centres in Europe, where the Middle Ages and the Baroque period with its splendid Palazzi crowding the narrow streets are mixed together. A magical maze to get lost in.

Genoa is an exciting city, its treasures just waiting to be discovered on every corner as you are carried along by your desire to find more.

After visiting museums, palazzos and squares, the city’s historical little shops with their generations of experience offer another chance to enjoy and take home even more unforgettable memories.



Amazement
on the horizon

Genoa is the sea. It insinuates its way into the streets, right into the city centre. You can hear the sound of the waves, as you walk, or stop to contemplate the horizon.
The city’s beaches are a stone’s throw from the centre and easy to reach with public transport.

If you want to discover an old fishing village, walk the pretty route from Corso Italia and visit a must-see place Boccadasse.

For a unique experience, go as far as Nervi, where you can stroll along the clifftop and enjoy its wonderful monumental parks and performances of music, ballet and prose.

The old heart of Genoa port is today a stage for entertainment and big events. It is home to the largest aquarium in Europe, the Maritime Museum, the Città dei Bambini (science and tech centre for kids), Concerts in the Arena del Mare and lots of other attractions.

Amazement
on the horizon

Genoa is the sea. It insinuates its way into the streets, right into the city centre. You can hear the sound of the waves, as you walk, or stop to contemplate the horizon.
The city’s beaches are a stone’s throw from the centre and easy to reach with public transport.

If you want to discover an old fishing village, walk the pretty route from Corso Italia and visit a must-see place Boccadasse.

For a unique experience, go as far as Nervi, where you can stroll along the clifftop and enjoy its wonderful monumental parks and performances of music, ballet and prose.

The old heart of Genoa port is today a stage for entertainment and big events. It is home to the largest aquarium in Europe, the Maritime Museum, the Città dei Bambini (science and tech centre for kids), Concerts in the Arena del Mare and lots of other attractions.



An unexpected
revelation

With works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Caravaggio and other great artists, over twenty civic museums make Genoa a treasure trove for visitors with something for everyone. Don’t miss its state museums and Palazzo Ducale with the Torre Grimaldina tower, a venue for exhibitions all year round.

From art to maritime history, from international cultures to local traditions, you can organise a visit around a theme or take profit of the Museum Card discounts and special offers.

Genoa has a very rich UNESCO heritage, consisting in the Palazzi dei Rolli: a treasure that dates back to the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods, with 42 historic residences. And those who love the beauty of parks and monumental gardens, will be spoilt for choice in Genoa: 18 different public parks, from Villa Durazzo Pallavicini,the park-garden that in 2017 won the award for the most beautiful park in Italy.

An unexpected
revelation

With works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Caravaggio and other great artists, over twenty civic museums make Genoa a treasure trove for visitors with something for everyone. Don’t miss its state museums and Palazzo Ducale with the Torre Grimaldina tower, a venue for exhibitions all year round.

From art to maritime history, from international cultures to local traditions, you can organise a visit around a theme or take profit of the Museum Card discounts and special offers.

Genoa has a very rich UNESCO heritage, consisting in the Palazzi dei Rolli: a treasure that dates back to the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods, with 42 historic residences. And those who love the beauty of parks and monumental gardens, will be spoilt for choice in Genoa: 18 different public parks, from Villa Durazzo Pallavicini,the park-garden that in 2017 won the award for the most beautiful park in Italy.