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Caruggi District

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Neighborhood: Piazza De Ferrari
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Address: Genoa, Italy
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Stunning old town

If Caruggi district was included in the world list of the most beautiful sites in the UNESCO World Heritage obviously it means that this is a fantastic place. The soul of the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Really beautiful, especially in the evening, with all the lights on, but not only. A must if you visit Genoa.

Thank Andrada R
Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If Caruggi district was included in the world list of the most beautiful sites in the UNESCO World Heritage obviously it means that this is a fantastic place. The soul of the old Genoa made of dozens of small, narrow roads where you can find hidden restaurants, shops and more. Walking through the Caruggi is like taking a walk back... More 

Thank Magellano81
Settle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The best way to truly appreciate and enjoy the Caruggi District is to allow yourself to get lost in it. Wander around the web of alley ways and narrow streets and take in the atmosphere. Yes it can be intimidating, it can be dark, it can be eerie and slightly unnerving. But it is well worth the time spent there.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Caruggi are the narrow streets that weave thru Genoa's old town. Some are so narrow that you can practically shake hands with someone in the building across the street. These streets form the core of the old town. Close your eyes and you can almost smell and hear the activities of everyday life from the 13th century.

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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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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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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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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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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.

Thank nadia2323
Rome, Italy
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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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