An amazing weekend in Genoa combining sea, art, food and culture
An illustrious city of the past, even today Genoa is still a splendid city for a weekend break to savour and get to know its numerous attractions. The Genoa Aquarium is a must for anyone; indeed it surprises both adults and children with its wonderful attractions.
Absolutely not to be missed is a walk through the narrow streets of the city, the ‘carruggi’, an authentic maze of streets, so fascinating that they have inspired some of the greatest singer-songwriters in the history of Italian music, to name but one, Fabrizio de André. Such a walk would be an excellent opportunity to walk through the ‘creuza’, the corners and streets he sang about in his ever popular music.
Continuing your tour of Genoa, other sights not to be missed are Palazzo Ducale and the Palazzi dei Rolli: Palazzo Ducale often hosts major art exhibitions, while the ‘Rolli’ are magnificent 16th century palaces once the homes of nobles and now listed by UNESCO as World Heritage buildings.
After viewing the architectural treasures that Genoa has to offer, you can take a long, romantic walk to Nervi. There is a path named after Anita and Garibaldi, from which you can admire breathtaking views, parks and even the Torre Gropallo. The path also offers several accesses to the sea and the beaches, some of them with their own little harbours, which in the summer become very crowded.
‘Strapazzami di coccole’ (Smother me with love), the Grand Hotel Savoia's special offer, has already thought of everything and offers you a package including:
- Overnight stay and American-style buffet breakfast
- A relaxing massage for two people
- Guide to the city with a special tasting tour to discover the most picturesque places in Genoa like Nervi, Boccadasse, Castelletto, the Vicoli (narrow alleys)
- A romantic 4-course meal for two people served in your room. Drinks included.
- Access to "La Spiaggia Segreta" Spa
- Late check out
- Access to the gym
- Daily newspaper
- Unlimited WI-FI connection
The sun goes down, and it's time to eat. The tempting smell of tasty focaccia wafts through the air and it is impossible to say no to the traditional Genoese dishes! At the end of your unforgettable weekend in Genoa you absolutely must eat dinner at the Ristorante Novecento, one of the best restaurants in Genoa, which will certainly satisfy your appetite with such exceptionally mouthwatering delicacies as:
- Trofie with pesto
- Pansòti in walnut sauce
- Ligurian-style stockfish
- Fresh fish chosen every morning by Chef Luciano himself
- Genoese-style Tiramisù
And this is only a small selection of the food you will be able to enjoy at the Ristorante Novecento.