La Nouvelle Vague

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

The caruggi (narrow lanes) pull many surprises, but few are as sweet as this enclave of cool underground intellectualism beneath the clammy confusion of Genoa's medieval streets. Nouvelle Vague is a French-themed bookshop and bar where you can sip Italian wine while leafing through the works of Genet and Proust.

Photos of a gamine Jean Seaberg adorn the walls, and the top-drawer aperitif snacks that accompany all drink orders have led to numerous dinner cancellations.