Italy – Genoa

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Walking on the narrow caruggi of Genoa can be challenging

Especially if you see in front of you some motorbikes or cars full of people trying to get to their homes. It is not better on one-way streets either. But if you find a really narrow street you will have the pleasure of passing through other pedestrians. Walking up and down the hills help you experience the city more authentically. They can also lead to a beautiful museum or a magnificent building.

trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy

 

trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy
trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy

 

The map that we got as a gift as soon as we arrived in the city, showed us three routes in the center. The center was actually a really small part of the whole city spreading on the shores of Ligurian Sea.

The views toward the sea are breath-taking day and night.

trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy
trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy
trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy

 

Whichever route you pick one thing is for sure – you are about to walk experiencing some serious denivelation.

trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy
It could be warm and dry at some point, but cold and rainy in the next moment

So, prepare for walking up and downhill and carry an umbrella all day long. You might get hungry from all the walking and hurrying around and then you will taste the local cuisine – delicious food and amazing drinks. If you get too much of those it is time for the high buildings (you can’t see the next street), the sculptures (the next one is always more beautiful than all the previous ones) and the high hills (try to see at least two streets at the same time).

trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy
trip to the harbor city of Genoa in Italy
The streets and views of Genoa – challenging but rewarding!

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