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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
“Amazing Aquarium , one of the most famous in Europe, paradise for kids , book ticket in internet to avoid long queues ,plan to spend at least half day there , Genova is about 2 hours driving from Portovenere ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Hotel
“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, Robert Capa...) ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Park
“There are 3 parks and a little rose garden to choose from. Very tranquil and beautiful!”
  • 68 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
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
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
Road
“Bookshop's - fashion shops are located in Via XX Settembre, Via Roma, Via XXV Aprile”
  • 34 locals recommend
Harbour / 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.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Place of worship
“The cathedral of Genova it's simply wonderful with its characteristic black and white stripes of slate and marble. Inside of it there is an unexploded bomb of the WW2 and beautiful paintings and sculptures.”
  • 50 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
Museum
“A large place to play with kids, where they can play and learm many thing about jobs.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Via Garibaldi is famous for its Palaces listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
  • 44 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
“The Royal Palace or Palazzo Balbi-Durazzo is one of the best palaces in Genoa. It is a museum complex and it is part of an important architectural complex of 17th century which are preserved intact the internal representation, from frescoes to fillers, from paintings to furniture. Very lavish is the Hall of Mirrors. I love it!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Ligurian Restaurant
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“A really typical non-turistic Genovese restaurant. You can't book it. First come first served.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great royal building, with a lot of historical paintings, and a great view of Genova.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ligurian Restaurant
“A really typical non-turistic Genovese restaurant. You can't book it. First come first served.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Typical and economical Genoa cuisine. Incredible farinata a typical Genoese food”
  • 40 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
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
Other Nightlife
“Best summer disco with revival, 2000, pop music on a barge in the Old Port.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“il luogo dove ingrediente è scelto con cura creando la perfezione della buona tavola a "casa della nonna"..... the place where the ingredient is carefully chosen, creating perfection of the good food at your grandmother house in Liguria .....”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian and genoese traditional with a creative touch in a very nice atmosphere. Average price: Euro 30/40 ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Villa Durazzo it's an amazing hotspot in Santa Margherita, a beautiful location famous for the gardens and the Villa.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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