Summer Trip to Genoa/ Genova

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

Genoa (Italian, Genova) is an authentic port city in northern Italy. It is the capital of the Region of Liguria. Genoa today as a vacation spot these days is frequently shadowed by urban areas such as Rome or Venice despite the fact that it has a long history as a rich and great trade centre.
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Genoa is undeniably beautiful with its large number of shrouded pearls behind comfortable back streets. They sure have some Superb food especially their fish and seafood, redesigned old port, delightful sights including one of Europe's biggest aquariums.  Let's not forget its situation as the European Capital of Culture in 2004, it is also the origin of traveller Christopher Columbus. Genoa is an enticing place which is bit by bit ending up more incorporated into the touristic showcase. It hosts some pastel-shaded earthenware roofed houses, masterful holy places, dazzling ocean side manors, and furthermore a few extravagant boutiques.

General Information about Genoa/ Genova

Surface: 240 km²

Altitude:19 m

Inhabitants: 594774 [2014-07-30]

Prefix: 010

Time zone: UTC + 1

Inhabitants Name: Genoese

Patron: St. John Baptist

Holiday: June 24th



I made the most of my stay in Genoa/Genova, despite the fact that there were a few things which I didn't appreciate.

Declaimer: I am not a bigot, I am just sharing my fair review about Genoa/ Genova.

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

The principal thing I didn't appreciate about Genoa/Genova is that: it appears that their culture and originality is lost. The main motivation behind why I grabbed my pack to visit Genoa/Genova in Italy isn't on the grounds that I needed to encounter Italy. It is a greater amount of me needing to encounter Italy through the eyes of a Genoese. It was not appealing to me when I wandered through their market and could not discover up to 20 Italians stores. I really wanted to shop, yet I would prefer not to visit Genoa/Genova, and return home with an Item typical of Asia or Africa. It was something that was a major ordeal for me. Maybe, this was because we didn't visit all of Genoa/Genova, however, we were in it's central. In all honesty, I was expecting more of the Italian culture.


Also, I didn't like the fact that I must be excessively mindful. When strolling through the market, I was prompted severally to clutch my hand bad solidly. Clearly, this made me suspect everybody that came excessively near me. I guess you know what I mean. The list I needed was to be robbed.


The third and more regrettable part was the food! I truly wanted to eat something typical of Genoa/Genova, sadly, it was difficult to locate an Italian restaurant in Genoa/Genova central. Honestly,  we found just two "Italian restaurants". 

The first was a sort of enormous street food joint, however, this was not something I and my family will make do with. The second was an Italian restaurant, where we needed to sit outside to eat. This was somewhat abnormal compared with other Italian restaurants we have been to. Inside and out, it was not something I was going to do so we proceeded onward.



Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova



Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova


Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova


It was extremely astounding that every single other restaurant we found were all Chinese. After a long tour, I was like, seriously! Not even up to 5 Italian restaurants in Genoa/ Genova?

It was at past 12 pm and we are yet to have lunch. This isn't something we support as a family.  I and my family tend not to have lunch after 12 pm. The most we can do is 12:30 pm which we scarcely do. If we have not eaten by 1 p.m., we skip lunch and hold up till its supper time which is 6 pm. Try not to ask me for a  valid reason; there are a lot of explanations behind that.

The sun was hot, and I needed to use the toilet so we made do with a Chinese restaurant. We hurried into the restaurant, and I rapidly rushed to the latrine to ease myself that was the moment that I found out that we were at the wrong place. When I open the door to the toilet, It was like an awful smell was being tossed at me. I couldn't comprehend why an entrepreneur or a restaurant would wrongly leave their toilet filthy. Honestly, I would comprehend if the previous user made a wreck of it. It is unbearable for me if the VC and sink which were assumed to be white are dark brown.  I needed to surge out on the grounds that I couldn't utilize the toilet. Obviously, I told my family this isn't the perfect place for us to eat but they never listened and the majority were against my idea.

I checked the menu and discovered a few things I really liked. I requested for some Spring rolls, Chinese fried rice, and my better half recommended I attempt some Sweet and Sour Pork. I totally loved the spring rolls, not on the grounds that they were the best I at any point had. It was for the most part that I love spring rolls. I like spring rolls so much that on the off chance that you enclose a dead rodent in a spring roll, and offer it to me, I would take a nibble before saying no. My significant other resembled," it is alright but I prefer the ones you make at home". Earnestly, I didn't give any ears to him as I was in the matter of eating my spring rolls. I was yet to complete my hors d'oeuvre before the Fried rice came in. This was something I was not satisfied with, I am yet to complete a plate and you are serving me another? When I was finished with my spring rolls, my rice was already cold. I had to call the waiter to help me to make it hot. 

The awful part was that he had an attitude. He continued rolling his eyes as though I came to beseech him for nourishment. Quick forward to when the food came. It turned out to be not so good. Let me simply give a speedy portrayal of their Chinese fried rice. It had an aftertaste like boiled rice with boiled vegetables even with some soy sauce there was no enhancement. I needed to stop after a couple of spoons. I swing over to the Sweet and Sour Pork which was at that point going Cold. It was my first time attempting the sweet and Sour Pork, and I liked it. The main issue I had was that it was heavy to digest. My significant other said it was not as good as the one he had in Milan. In spite of the fact that this might be genuine, I enjoyed the taste. 

My husband had some fried fruits which he recommends I try but I refused. He ended up eating only two pieces because they were bitter.

In general, I rate the restaurant  3/10. Will I go there again? No! I wouldn't suggest it. 

I enjoyed somethings in Genoa/ Genova and I will tell you all about it. Scroll down to learn more.


Ancient Art of over a thousand years


I was overwhelmed by such huge numbers of notable places in Genoa/Genova particularly the magnificence of the antiquated temples. It is as yet mind-boggling how this spots where work over a thousand years prior. With no automated apparatus, I am truly wowed. Look at some photographs of the spots I visited. 

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova


The Glory of the Churches Built 700 year ago.

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova


Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

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Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova


Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova

Travel guide to Genoa/ Genova


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Acquario di Genova


The Aquarium of Genoa/Genova is the biggest aquarium in Italy. Situated in the old harbour region of Italy, the 33,000-square-foot aquarium is an individual from the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and invites more than 1.2 million guests every year. 

 I was extremely awed with how composed the setting was, and I delighted in all of my being there. Obviously, I was distraught at a few things which I will examine in a bit. 

You can take in more about Aquarium of Genoa/Genova by clicking here. 

Like every other organised tourist centre, the Aquarium of Genoa/Genova has principles which I feel that each guest should attempt to respect. This organization deals with the creatures who are housed in an Aquarium, I trust they have while learning of things that ought to and ought to be done around this animals, most particularly for the welfare of the creatures. My concern was that I can't comprehend why individuals can not regard the standards of others.
Aquarium of Genoa/Genova in their guide made reference to: 

Do not use flash.
Do not film using additional spotlight
Do not throw objects in the tanks
Do not feed the animals
Do not bring animals in
Do not tap on the glass
Do Not eat or drink during the itinerary
No purposeful publicity activities 

These are things individuals can stay away from, yet numerous individuals did as they wish. This got me extremely uncomfortable as this people are risking our safety and that of the animals. I think the Aquarium of Genoa/Genova should invest more exertion in bouncing reckless individuals out of their environment WITHOUT a refund.

Generally speaking, I would rate Aquarium Genoa/Genova 9/10. I really liked.

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RIP to those who lost their lives in the Genova Bridge Collapse.

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25 comments

  1. Wow, so many great photos. I love the ones in the aquarium. Genoa looks like such an interesting city to explore!

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  2. What a busy and beautiful place with so many exquisite artifacts. It's certainly Bucket List material!

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  3. I never heard of Genoa Italy before. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Definitely is some place I would want to visit.

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  4. This trip sounds like it was absolutely amazing. I love all of the beautiful pictures that you were able to capture!

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  5. Geneva is very luxurious and gorgeous. You brought the spirit to all of us reading!

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  6. Great photos! It is really a wonderful place to visit. It is so interesting to know places like this, Genoa/Genova Italy. Thank you for this sharing.

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  7. been hearing a lot of great things to genoa, but upon reading your post this makes me wonder why the place start to lose it's touch..but nevertheless the place still looks gorgeous! hope you still did enjoy your stay! :)

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  8. This looks like a beautiful place to visit!

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  9. Genoa looks so beautiful and so many attractions for everybody! Would love to pass by on my next Italy trip!

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  10. These are some beautiful photos! I hate you were disappointed in some of your experiences. Some areas are dedicated to tourists and can make it hard for travelers looking for true authenticity. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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  11. There are so many beautiful cities to see in Italy. I hope to return and visit Genoa one day, looks gorgeous!

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  12. HI.
    We went to Italy a few years ago but, we didn't went to Genoa but, for sure it will be a destination on our next trip to Italy, i loved your visit.

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  13. I have been to Genova and my experience was so different than yours. I remember walking through the old town and there were plenty of Italian restaurants. Maybe you didn't go to the right part of town? Indeed, the market can be overwhelming with other nationalities, but other than that I loved the city. The harbor is also so pretty.

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  14. I love the pictures in this post! That place looks amazing! Also, love that orange dress! <3

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  15. Wow. I'm surprised they didn't have more Italian restaurants. How strange!

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  16. These pictures look incredible! I was in Genoa a long time ago, I definitely didn't get the chance to do as much as you did. I'll have to go back :)

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  17. I can see how it would be overwhelming. In a wonderful way, of course. :)

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  18. I have been to many italian cities but never Genoa, I guess will have to visit soon

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  19. It's sad to say you were 100% satisfied with the visit to Genoa. Glad you found a few things you like, but some of the other things you mentioned sound bad! I am surprised there was so much Chinese food. Never would have expected that.

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  20. The walkways remind me so much of the ones in Barcelona! I spent so many hours just wandering through them. : )

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  21. I would love to visit! Very nice pictures

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  22. Indeed traveling brings out the best and worst of the place. But the breathtaking architecture made up for the downsides of the place. I hope Genova will evolve from the bridge collapse

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  23. CORINA
    These pictures look incredible, That place looks amazing, looks like had a great fun there.

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