Genoa on Foot – Cultural Immersion the Quick Way

Port Antico

For many visitors, Genoa is a portal to the Mediterranean. It's the largest seaport in Italy and the first stop for many cruise passengers. In fact, as you step off the plane, a queue seems to form automatically, which funnels passengers from immigration straight to the cruise ships. But if you make time for a short walking tour through Genoa's old town you'll be rewarded with an immersive insight ... Read Full Article

Genoa, Italy: an Insider’s Guide

Palazzo Reale by Giovanni Dall'Orto

  The Italian Riviera boasts such mesmerizing places as Portofino and the Cinque Terre with its stunning cliff-side towns, beaches, and baby blue seas, but the city of Genoa has a reputation for being a rough and tumble port. It hasn’t always been this way: the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens who spent most of his life in Genoa, as well as the infamous Baroque artist, Caravaggio, were ... Read Full Article

The Secrets of Genovese Pesto

Outside da Maria

The Italian city of Genoa is not recognized for its beauty. Its massive industrial port blocks views of the Mediterranean, and I wouldn’t recommend getting too close: the strong stench of fish and diesel is enough to keep even old salty dogs onshore. Before I went to Genoa, a friend described it to me as the “armpit of Italy.” There is one good reason to visit Genoa, however. It is an extremely ... Read Full Article