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Old town at its best

Great authentic feel of the old city, with many narrow cobbled streets and small shops and caffes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
aleksandar1s
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Belgrade, Serbia
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For a daytime visit

Some lovely buildings on the way here but we wandered through the back streets and thought that it... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2016
greypigeon
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great authentic feel of the old city, with many narrow cobbled streets and small shops and caffes. Great place to wander about.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just nice place in the middle of the street. Do not know what is this. We took some photo. someone said this Colombus house.. not sure

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

You want a nice, scrubbed Potemkin piazza full of American franchises and ATM's? How about another ESPN or Disney theme park? Or, perhaps an aquatic park full of screaming kids and torrents of water runs more to your tastes. If so, forget about Genoa's caruggi....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

it's a great pleasure, when back in town, to walk the narrow ,at time dirty but always interesting caruggi. At every corner there is a little surprise to be discovered. Unfortunately, some parts, now are a low life center and is not advisable to go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Went here for a couple of evenings as we like the smaller quainter streets. Busy-ish and places close early enough. We walked back to our apt twice through the streets late - after we ate and had a drink and there were rubbish bags from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

We traveled thru the city but felt uneasy at times. Narrow walkways in old city, leading to major parts of the city.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

As others have suggested, this is an area which is rather run down and could potentially offer so much more to visitors. Seemed safe enough by day, but definitely an area to be avoided at night.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Most 'old towns' you visit in other cities are full of charm, nostalgia, and intrigue. This 'old town' in Genova is not a place you want to be after dark. It feels very much ignored, and desperately in need of an influx of funding to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

Some lovely buildings on the way here but we wandered through the back streets and thought that it would be a no go area at night , with lots of houses crammed together and looking rundown . Glad we saw it as it gave a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Interesting part of the city and you feel like you have been transported back in time. We were wandering around the district mid afternoon and the ladies were plying their trade in groups and solo. One got a little angry at me because I think,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Many are, but in the area around San Lorenzo Cathedral and Piazza della Erbe a wide variety of shops and places to eat are open. Best to check their websites first, which you can by browsing Google maps, clicking on places... More
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If the Cruise port is "Stazione marittima" there are some bus lines and a subway that bring you in the center of Genoa in a few minutes. The Caruggi District ("Caruggi" menas "narrow alley" in old Genoese local language) is... More
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