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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. Use our Genoa itinerary builder to add Caruggi District and other attractions to your Genoa vacation plans.
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  • Are the heart (or rather the belly, as stated in the title) of the vast historical centre of Genoa and probably the most typical feature of this city. A labyrinth of alleys mostly narrow and dark, where every so often POPs some piazzetta, split 2 sectors (West and East) from via San Lorenzo. How can you not take these lanes, which inter alia contain notable churches and squares? Unfortunately there is a downside: this little Web of narrow streets, the many hidden corners, dark and isolated, uncrowded areas, poor controls, making it unsafe to explore it at night but also during the day some areas (like the one between via Garibaldi and the Harbour) put apprehension. My advice is to be limited to larger and busier routes, avoiding the darkest alleys and blocks, even if, for a specific square or church, you'll make a few more steps: do you gain in serenity and security.
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  • La vera Genova in these alleys with shops of all kinds, with taverns, bars, with people from different parts of the world that appears here as always, nice to get lost in these narrow streets
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  • The historic centre of Genoa is the largest and most varied in Europe. It's true and I find it wonderful, interesting, multiethnic absolutely! It is accessible to any person; is composed of zones "good" and the less good, but worth a visit all ... except for a couple of quarters, just inquire. Or even into those, I'm also from there ... just don't dress up with jewelry (even small) in sight, the shoulder bag and not look at nessuno...io use the corner of the eye, to keep an eye on ... never happened to me something! That's part of the beauty of the old town! It is composed of a thousand alleys and narrow streets and a couple of streets where you can go calmly. Genoa is a seaside town, once the port was just close to the houses and it is logical that the attendance has always been multi-ethnic tops. The lanes (alleyways) of Genoa are famous, it is also easy to miss, but just keep in mind the direction towards the sea and the problems disappear. The shops are mostly food of any kind (usually it is necessary to ensure that we can satisfy all ethnic groups in the city (and also our ... the foods bought at those shops are really special), bars of all kinds and for all everyone, many clothes shops of telephony. "Sottoripa" is great: people, shops, walking of all kinds under the old arches that show past splendor; interrupted, unfortunately but a few metres away from a postwar modernity ... understandable, it was necessary to rebuild quickly, there was no time to reproduce the past but decidedly jars. Piazza Caricamento (easy to see why this name ... the mooring was right up there) with all its festivals, markets, events: you never get bored! Ligurian colors, bright and different from any other; the tall houses almost joined together with "slices" of heaven above. Churches, even as they were and the mare...il sea in front of everyone with the Aquarium (the second largest in Europe), the boats, fishing boats, museums, hotels from one to four stars, the old port redone, but redone very well so that everyone gets comfortable!!! In short a day (it takes all) very special, exciting, lively, interesting: do not miss it, would really be a shame!!!
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