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Caruggi District

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Neighborhood: Piazza De Ferrari
As featured in 3 Days in Genoa and 1 other guide
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Address: Genoa, Italy

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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 would be a no go area at night , with lots of houses crammed together and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2016
glasgow ,scotland
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glasgow ,scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 raw edge to to the area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, she thought I was taking a photo of her, (I was actually photographing the street... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Snapped a few photos here and just around the corner are the big arches for the Medieval gateway. Park like setting, so nice to sit down and just take it in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

The of Cristovão Colombo house There is no certainty that Christopher Columbus, the famous navigator and explorer of the New World, was born in Genoa, Savona, 15 kilometers to the west, or even outside Italy. However, some records refer to his father, a weaver, and several family homes in this city. A small house covered in ivy next to Medieval... More 

1 Thank Rijards
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

We were lucky enough to stay in the Caruggi district of Genoa and I have to say it was such a beautiful vibrant place to wander around day or night. Saw a few ladies of the night but no bother to myself and friends. It such a well preserved piece of history. Stay there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Settle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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