Revisiting Genoa

I have a confession to make. I like Genoa. The first time I was here we landed in the downtown area and I immediately hated it. A few months later, I was invited to come back to this city and stay with friends of my significant other. Usually, I’d jump at the chance for any adventure but, this time I was hesitant. I knew what I was getting myself into until we arrived. I was wrong. Dead wrong! Continue reading “Revisiting Genoa”

Genova “Genoa” Diary – Part 1

About an hour and a half from Milan, we arrived by train in Genova on a Saturday night. A bag in one hand and the other tucked tightly inside my jacket pocket. We maneuvered through the subway station dodging people from left to right. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but, it seems the space in Genova was tighter than normal and I mean, “close” where you can hear them breathing next to you. A few times on the way to our Airbnb apartment, I lost my balance and tripped. The roads were uneven and damaged. Although, a few women still wore high heels (props to them). I’m going to be blunt. Genova is not your picture perfect city nor is it considered pretty. We also passed through prostitutes in some of the narrow streets and I wouldn’t suggest coming here alone. However, despite of the city’s imperfections, they are still active with tourists and youngsters.
Upon entering the Medieval Gates.IMG_1871IMG_1898IMG_1877
Piazza de FerrariIMG_1879
You can go in circles within Genova but, you’ll always loop back around Piazza de Ferrari.IMG_1880
Piazza de FerrariIMG_1881IMG_1882
Christopher Columbus’ homeIMG_1868IMG_1862genova2genova_pestoI had to try a pesto dish because they’re known for it and yes, it lived up to my expectations.IMG_1850IMG_1869IMG_1849
St. Lawrence Cathedral

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