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Caruggi District

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Address: Genoa, Italy

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Bridges to Genoa's past......

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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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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acle norfolk
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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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Seattle
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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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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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new york
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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.

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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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