Caruggi District, Genoa

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Wander the narrow streets of Genoa’s old quarter in Caruggi District. Pick your way over stone paths and peek around the corners of back streets to see what daily life is like in this neighborhood, slightly deteriorated from its former glory. Stop at neighborhood cafes and restaurants, sit around small plazas and fountains, and enjoy the shade cast by the old buildings in this atmospheric section of the city. Through this pedestrian-only area, pop into old churches and appreciate the UNESCO-protected palaces that line Via Garibaldi, Via Luccoli, and Via Salita S. Plan to visit Caruggi District during your Genoa vacation using our convenient Genoa trip tool .
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  • If you are located in Genoa, it has to be seen. I expected the House of Christopher Columbus a little bigger
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  • The cannon, which is the narrow Sung also by Faber i.e. Fabrizio de Andrè, are unique. The secret is to turn them as well without a goal, but savoring every detail: from 15th-century buildings close to each other, the palazzi dei rolli, from the interweaving of ethnic groups and languages that mingle in the streets, in shops, at fish shops. From tripperie, at retail stores of dried fruit and spices in the Middle East and the fishmongers etc. I recommend to tourists, to have a map of the old town and try go, not only the traditional lanes of via Pre's and via del Campo, but also Vico del Hay co n iron antique shops, Vico and Vico dei macelli di Soziglia, with many ancient butchers and stained-glass marbles of figures. Unavoidable even the area of Sottoripa. Here you will find eateries and ethnic shops, but also the oldest fish in Genoa. Even the narrow streets of the city, deserve to be seen: the House of Christopher Columbus and medieval gates, until you reach via San Lorenzo, next to the Cathedral of the same name, until at Palazzo San Giorgio. Enjoy your visit
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  • A walk in the alleys just shouldn't lose it. I recommend arriving from principe station get off at via Balbi and the advancing uphill Saint Brigid to arrive first in via Pre and then take via Del Campo. Great atmosphere and a lot of suggestion, along with many homes to trim and other bars and restaurants, many with degraded even dirt roads. But it creates a particular effect that you cannot miss when you are in Genoa.
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