Sometimes forgotten by tourists, the city of Genoa is yet full of charm and an ideal place for a getaway by the sea. We give you the best areas to stay in this charming Italian city.
This city has long played a central role in the maritime trade is certainly among the most beautiful places to visit in Liguria. Between the beautiful palaces, the churches, the baroque buildings, Genoa is full of visual nuggets. Rich in history and beauty, the one also known as “the Superba” is mainly visited by getting lost in the alleys of the historic center. If from the land side, the Italian city will seduce you, what to say about the sea side? Indeed, the small village of fisherman, Boccadasse is an inevitable place during a stay in the capital of Liguria.
So where to stay in Genoa? It all depends on what you are looking for. If you prefer to stay in Genoa, in the very heart of the historic center, then head to the old town. Looking for something more atypical? Head to the old port or Boccadasse. Not being the most popular Italian city for tourists, accommodation in Genoa remains generally rather accessible.
Molo and Maddalena, the neighborhoods of the old town of Genoa
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The old town of Genoa is, in reality, made up of two districts: the Molo, the medieval district and the Maddalena, the baroque district. It is the ideal place to stay in Genoa, in the heart of the city. Feel free to lose yourself in the historic center that will charm you with its incredible architecture. Staying in Genoa in the old town is especially a very interesting option to do everything on foot.
Porto Antico, the old port of Genoa
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Unmissable place during a stay in the capital of Liguria, staying in Genoa in Porto Antico is an option. Indeed, the port of Genoa is the largest port in Italy and stretches 22 km, just that. In this huge complex that extends over the sea you can find an aquarium, a museum devoted to the sea, six marinas and many bars and restaurants. A true place of life therefore, being one of the most famous places in the city but also an ideal place to stay in Genoa.
Boccadasse, the small fishing village
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If you are looking for an atypical and charming neighborhood to stay in Genoa, head east of the city, towards Boccadasse. This charming fishing village looks like a postcard, and is certainly a good place to live. You will have the pleasure to discover a succession of colorful houses overlooking the sea. A quite simply sublime decoration to discover from various points of view. If this is clearly not the ideal place to swim, the village has a small pebble beach and many cafés and restaurants with terraces. Staying in Genoa in this area during your stay is the assurance of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to find peace and tranquility.
Main photo credit : Flickr – Luca Volpi