A photo blog of the coastal city of Genoa in north west Italy. The Photographs were taken during a two day event Blog Tour #Q4T 2012 organised by the Ligurian, Piemonte, Lombardia toursim boards. I participated together with two other Italian bloggers, Sara and Michele.
The photographs are divided into three categories: The City, Food and #Q4T
The first day we walk through the Caruggi which is the Genovese name for narrow lanes. We wandered down the caruggi’s of the old town, an area that until a few years ago was considered off-limits: now it is a lively center, full of colors and scents, you could walk and walk and get lost for hours.
Quite by accident you can stumble across beautiful palaces like this:
Even the recently constructed buildings are a pleasure to look at in their soft pastel colours:
A visit to Piazza De Ferrari is a must, with its monumental fountain it’s the real agorà of the city
The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture
The best spot to watch sunset is in Salita della Torretta, a breathtaking view over the city and port
The San Pietro in Banchi Church suddenly appears before you while walking the streets of the old town.
Via Garibaldi is the most famous street in Genova, especially at night when lights illuminate the old buildings
The narrow lanes during the day are sleepy and quiet, but come alive in the evening
Stay tuned – in the next few days we’ll be posting photos of famous Genovese food