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Via Garibaldi

West from Piazza Fontane Marose | Maddalena, Genoa, Italy (Piccapietra)
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Ranked #12 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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317 reviews 317 reviews
216 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When we planned to go there the hype suggested something big when in fact the Via is relatively short. However in that short distance are some truley impressive buildings inside and out. In fact the whole area around this road is worthy of exploration.

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New Zealand
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

While some of the palazzi are individually beautiful, it is really the complete streetscape that makes via Garibaldi so interesting. Some of the palazzi are now museums and it's possible to go inside. I liked the Palazzo Bianco for its garden, and the Palazzo Rosso because of the 360 degree view from the rooftop lookout called the Miradore - you... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Pride of Genova. This Street, this strada express exactly the history of the city, the spirit of the city, the charachter of the citizens (of the past). I believe it is an Italian masterpiece. And as a Genovese masterpiece Strada Nuova (as they called Via Garibaldi before) does not show off. A straight line of perfect palaces. Austere but... More

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United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Trying to get our bearings when we arrived in town. Not much happening in mid-afternoon Sunday. I noticed that many places in town were opening in the evening, especially the restaurants.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The way time had stood still with so many paintings from well known artists and in particular the ceilings

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London, England, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

In fact whole of genoa disappointed, it was grubby, graffitied, smelly and there was nothing in way of tourist help or explanations. Unclear where to go to see anything, noisy and many parts felt seedy and unsafe. The only good bit was the maritime museum which deserved five stars.

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Milano Marittima, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Is really nice street full of beautiful old buildings. This place is full of culture and lovely architectur, wonderful place. One of my favourite streets in Genoa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful place for walk and see. You have to see it when yoy are in Genoa. It is center of city with long history.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful stroll and a chance to enjoy some history and architecture at no cost. If you're looking to save a little, you can enter many of the buildings on a weekday as many operate as offices etc and you can enter the main courtyard to take photos. If you're looking to enter the museums, you'll need to pay a... More

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Avalon, CA USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a street of Renaissance and Baroque palaces. The owners of these were obliged to host state visits so the places were built very elaborate. Three of them are now a museum. You pay one fee for all three. There is some beautiful artwork, paintings, frescos etc. You can just stroll the street, wander the museums, stop for a... More

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