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Caruggi District

Address: Genoa, Italy (Piazza De Ferrari)
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Ranked #46 of 293 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Type: Historic sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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acle norfolk
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

walking round here a step back in time wonderfull old streets full of surprises courtyards old buldings little shops great for just mooching

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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

With only a few hours in Genoa one evening before catching the ferry to Barcelona, we opted to focus on the old historic quarter. Perhaps because of the time of day - after 7 PM - we found churches closed and, quite frankly most looked in very ill repair. It was sad. We did wander through amazing little back streets... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I suggest all the tourists visiting genova to have a walk on frieday evening, where the night life Starts. There are serveral restaurants in piazza delle erbe or other very nice small restaurants. But i suggest not to go there late in the evening during the week because not too safe.

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Bucharest, Romania
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498 reviews 498 reviews
443 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Beautiful old part of town with narrow shady streets,stone paved.Little shops,cafes and bars. Lot of african emigrants,prostitutes starting early afternoon ,but don't worry,none of them are aggressive.

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new york
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Have lunch or a drink outside in Piazza Delle Erbe, where Genova college-age youth hangs out. Nights in the summer are packed. Great little birrerie, young people hanging out everywhere. Don't go with Jewelry and don't look 'out of place'. Just relax, don't walk in the empty dark alleys, and stay around the main roads.

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Rome, Italy
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

If you want to see the real city, not for tourist, hae a walk through the small paved roads in the caruggi district, just a few meters from the Ancient Harbor. Don't be scared by the people there: it's more true than you can think, but it's safe.

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London, United Kingdom
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235 reviews 235 reviews
62 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

As a solo woman traveller I found the very narrow and dark twisting alleyways unattractive mainly because of the large number of prostitutes looking for trade in broad daylight. It reminded me of the port area of Barcelona pre the Olympics. Yes, it is part of the "authentic" city but it is quite seedy. To some people it will be... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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229 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

It’s been 18 months since I last reviewed the Caruggi district and some changes have taken place. There are only two tourist offices now (the office by Carlo Felice Theatre is closed). The one on Via Garibaldi is on Genova’s most important street and tourist destination, is open, in the Caruggi area. Maps are still free, but they now charge... More 

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Usa, Japan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

A bit scaring if you don't know it but lively and terrific once you live there! What a poem!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

So many contrasts in a few meters! These narrow streets are very nice for long walks discovering old shops and enjoying the special atmosphere. Ideal also to get some protection in windy days.

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