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 really lights up during the day time. We walked around early in the morning on Sunday to take advantage of the sunny weather. I think the best time to get to know a city is when people are still asleep. At 9 in the morning, we ended up here at the port and as you can see, it was beautiful. Continue reading “Genova “Genoa” Diary – Part 2″
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.
Piazza de Ferrari
You can go in circles within Genova but, you’ll always loop back around Piazza de Ferrari.
Piazza de Ferrari
Christopher Columbus’ homeI had to try a pesto dish because they’re known for it and yes, it lived up to my expectations.
St. Lawrence Cathedral