The Historic Centre

The historic centre of Genoa is the largest and most monumental in Europe. Today it has rediscovered its splendour. The maze of the caruggi (alleys) charms and fascinates through its history and marvellous architecture. At every single corner there is a hidden treasure: from the Commenda di Prè to the Sarzano hill, from the Banco di San Giorgio to San Matteo square, everywhere you are surrounded by squares and alleys, loggias and medieval buildings, shrines and tower-houses ,mansions and churches with façades in black and white stripes and rich Baroque interiors.

A constant crowd fills up the alleys, colourful with shops and stores by day, enlivened by night by young people, who flood the old town like a living sea wave.