La Nouvelle Vague
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Impressive even by Italian standards, Genoa's black-and-white-striped Gothic-Romanesque cathedral owes its continued existence to the...
Museo del Tesoro
The Museo del Tesoro preserves various dubious holy relics, including the medieval Sacro Catino, a glass vessel once thought to be the...
Palazzo San Giorgio
Marco Polo was once an inmate of the frescoed Palazzo San Giorgio . Built in 1260, it became a prison in 1298; Polo worked on Il Milione...
Café degli Specchi
A bit of Turin disconnected and relocated 150km to the south, this roaring-'20s, tiled art deco showpiece was (and is) a favourite...
Focaccia e Dintorni
Punt a football anywhere in Genoa and you’re bound to hit somewhere that sells focaccia. The bakeries or focaccerias are significantly...
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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.