My husband and I are going to genoa for 5 nights arriving 26th sept departing the morning of 1st oct. My husband loves history and we will want it go into all the palazzos, museums etc. as well as eating fantastic italian food and igoing to lovely restaturants. my guide books have just arrived and I must admit I'm a bit worried about safety. I'm reading not to go into the old town after dark, don't wear jewellery etc etc.
We live in central London so are pretty savvy about where to go etc and when we read about Naples and went a few years ago we were paranoid and didn't take watches, jewellery etc- once there we wondered why we had been so worried as it never felt threatening.
We are staying by station principe in a very nice looking 5 star hotel. Can someone tell me if we should leave valuables at home and exactly where the old town starts and ends if indeed it should be avoided? I'm almost beginning to wish I'd never bought the guide book and just made my own mind up on arrival!!