GENOVA – Day One – part one

I love this city!  There, that’s said and done with!  But, it’s true.  In my opinion, Genova has it all!  Rich in history, it’s also home to incredible art, the birthplace of such culinary delights as pesto and, of course, Genova salami – not to mention the delicious farinata, and has enough winding alleyways, and hilltop walkways that lead down to delightful seaside strolls, to make even the most adventurous traveler content and satisfied, after a day spent exploring .

Once again, using Booking.com, I found a lovely two-bedroom apartment (Appartamento Duomo) right on the piazza in front of the city’s main Cathedral, Piazza San Lorenzo.  It came with two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, sitting area, and even a small office space.DSCN2052DSCN2053DSCN2054Looking out of the living room windows, one had a lovely view of the piazza in front of us.DSCN2058DSCN2060I love walking around this city.  There is something to see everywhere you look.DSCN2072Even the doorways are beautiful!DSCN2073DSCN2075A short walk down to the harbor area led us to Palazzo San Giorgio – today the home of the city’s Port Authority.DSCN2076DSCN2082DSCN2084DSCN2080The water front stretches out from there.DSCN2085While nearby is the medieval tower of the Ceba family.DSCN2086One should be sure to allow oneself to get as lost as possible in the narrow streets that border the water front, as they are rich with beautiful things to see.DSCN2102DSCN2103DSCN2111DSCN2121DSCN2122DSCN2130A trip to Genova wouldn’t be complete without a stroll down Via Garibaldi – a magnificent pedestrian road lined with some of the most beautiful and elaborate palazzo’s – many of which are open as museums.DSCN2135DSCN2137DSCN2138DSCN2139DSCN2144DSCN2146DSCN2147DSCN2148

Next up :  Genova Day One – part two.

 

Note: this blog is written in English, and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations which may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please check out our archives for more posts from Genova, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!

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