The historic centre is a must-visit location, featuring the Palazzi dei Rolli, built by 17th century nobility and forming part of a UNESCO World Heritage site; the narrow caruggi (typical Genoan alleys); and its architectural marvels and the suspended passageways connecting them, making Genoa the city of heights.
Just a few steps away from the hotel you will find a system of funiculars and lifts to reach Spianata Castelletto, a panoramic point par excellence dominating the city from above. Just a few minutes away by car you can reach the Lighthouse of Genoa, the city’s symbolic lighthouse.
Old Port, Aquarium and Maritime Museum
The Old Port is a large tourist plaza on the waterfront.
It is the heart of modern Genoa, where tourism, shopping, dining and seafaring combine.
Visit the Aquarium and the Maritime Museum, both located in this area, and discover the many species that live in our seas, their history, and everything to do with the naval world!
If you want a real feast for the eyes, you should pay a visit to the marine villages of Boccafasse and Vernazzola, which, with their crêuza (mule tracks that lead down towards the sea) and coloured houses overlooking and perched on the beach, retain an ancient, melancholic charm typical of these villages frozen in time.
Forts and natural parks
Do you know that Genoa’s defensive city wall is second in length only to the Great Wall of China?
Discover the beauty of seven overlapping city walls, backed up by various fortresses and castles that dominate the valleys, such as the magnificent Castello D’Albertis, accessible via the Montegalletto lift, and enchanting nature parks such as Peralto di Righi – the ideal setting for lovers of nature and hiking.
Genoa is not just a combination of culture and style, but also flavours! On top of the world-famous pesto and foccaccia di Recco, we highly recommend sampling the delicacies that Genoa has to offer, such as stockfish with olives, chickpea panissa, or cima, a veal meatloaf typical of the area.
Excursions to Cinque Terre and Portofino
Thanks to its location, Genoa is a perfect starting point for setting off on a discovery of the surrounding areas and the beauty of Liguria. In fact, Cinque Terre, Portofino, and Santa Margherita are all within easy reach.