Genoa is Italy’s most populous and cosmopolitan city and considered as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Genoa has been called La Superba or the proud locals by medieval poets and was the first European city to establish itself in the ancient Roman Empire. The city which is located on the west coast of the Ligurian Sea and is bordered by the Ionian Sea, the Sardinian Sea, and the Sicilian Ocean. Its location makes it vulnerable to attacks from pirates. Genoa has been a city that has fascinated and tempted the attention of different historical figures, who visit Genoa to discover what treasures this city has to offer.
One of the most favored places for Genoa vacation is Venice. It is one of the most romantic and exciting cities of Italy and many tourists travel there to discover the romance symbolized by its gondola boat rides. If you are looking for something that is completely different and does not have to be near the water but near the sea, why not travel to Venice and visit some of the less frequented and breathtakingly beautiful canals.
Another best place for Genoa vacation trips is the city centre. Genoa has an interesting history. In past centuries, this city was the home of several influential Italian families like the Medici, the Duomo, and the Scaligeris. The Duomo, a religious order, established the first university in the western part of the city centre. Due to its establishment, Genoa became a center for artistic and cultural tours and the Renaissance era arrived. During this period, the city centre became one of the most prominent destinations for artists and the travelling and art lovers all over the world.
Other popular destinations for Genoa travel includes the famous roma market which has been the centre of trade in Genoa since the 7th century. The Roma market is the Genoa’s oldest and one of the most colourful attractions in town. Besides, there are numerous museums and galleries which provide informative information about Genoa and the region.
When planning your next Genoa travel itinerary, it is always important to consider the food tours that are organized in and around the city. This will help you not only relax during your trip, but also ensure that you enjoy the food that you eat during your journey. Genoa is known as Italy’s food paradise. A typical Genoa travel deal includes food tours for a nominal price and the food is highly recommended to those travelling on budget. In addition to the traditional food of Genoa, travelers should not miss the local fresh seafood restaurants.
For a truly unique experience, you can join a walking tour in Genoa. The walking tour will allow you to get close to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places in Genoa. One of the most recommended tours is the ‘Fare del Palmini’ which covers the city’s historical and cultural highlights including its Palmini Palace and the St. Croce Church. If you wish to walk along the river Avogadero, you can join a ‘Genoa Walking Tour’ or a ‘Cavalli Walking Tour’. Apart from the guided touring, there are many free things to do in Genoa; one of which is taking a relaxing stroll along the canals with your favorite stop by the charming ‘Cavalli Square’.