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Via Garibaldi

West from Piazza Fontane Marose | Maddalena, Genoa, Italy (Piccapietra)
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Ranked #12 of 138 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The beautiful palaces from bygone days was excellent with some wonderful murals. The quality of some of the buildings was fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We walked along the via Garibaldi and were amazed at the beauty amd workmanship of the buildings. We also went into the three museums that are on the street. Pairings by the master artists of the times are hung at eye level so you can really see them. It is a must see when visiting Genoa.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

nice street to walking and watching around. the street is full of palaces and historical places. you don't want to end up this street while you are walking. also there is a foccaccaria in the end of the street which is you must try espicially the one with the oil.

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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Some of the palaces are open to visitation (and a few do not charge the visit like the building housing the Commercial Association of Genoa). The red palace displays free information about the street. The small street (medieval) behind Via Garibaldi also deserves a visit, because it was the main street before the construction of Via Garibaldi.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As a tourist taking in the street, it's quite interesting. But if you were to ask me to pinpoint one particular structure or building that's the focal point I honestly wouldn't be able to tell you. If you have time, its worth checking out there. Still, I would recommend to visit it.

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Sydney, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A bustling street filled with atmosphere and plenty of opportunities to spend big bucks. We were there on a Saturday. . . wedding photos at every corner.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Easy walking distances but not that easy to figure out which is which. I downloaded a travel guide and was able to match the pictures up to the palace. Most of them are used for businesses so you can only enter a couple. but.... they are beautiful

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Palazzo Rosso has the best aperitivo ever! Worth taking a bite to eat in the fine courtyard that is at the back of Palazzo Rosso!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Compared to other cities genoa is a real let down.Dirty and unfriendly.Even the people of Genoa don't do it justice. I guess via Garibaldi is somewhat better but not worth a detour...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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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