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If you're on a tight budget, there is a wide range of affordable places to stay in Genoa, including friendly B&Bs and comfortable guesthouses. And if you want to save your money for sightseeing, many of Genoa’s great-value, one-star hotels include free WiFi and breakfast, too.
Genoa is very much an open-air museum, so it's easy to soak up the city's history simply strolling through its historic streets. Most of Genoa’s main attractions are within walking distance of one another, making adventures by foot a good option. Enjoy a walk around the narrow winding alleyways of Genoa’s UNESCO-listed historic centre, lined with pavement cafes, museums and antique shops.
Make your way for Porta Soprana, a Medieval gate that dates back to 1155 and for the Torre Degli Embriaci, the 12th-century tower also in the old quarter. Now a private home, it's not open to the public but is worth a look from the outside.
The beautifully-preserved lanes of the old town lead down to Porto Antico, the Old Port, abuzz with bars, art galleries, gelaterie and restaurants.
Thanks to its large student population, Genoa has a jumping nightlife with many small and lively bars and pubs that are great for bar-hopping. If you want to party the night away, many bars have DJ sets on weekends.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to eat well in Genoa. One of the city’s most famous street foods is golden and crispy focaccia bread. Head to the city’s historic centre where you'll find a plenty of bakeries serving up mouth-watering focaccia topped with cheese, olives, onions, tomatoes and more. Do like the locals do and dip the bread in your cappuccino for breakfast or enjoy it as an afternoon snack.
Popular with foodies is the Mercato Orientale, Genoa’s famous food market. Housed in an old monastery, the market has an abundance of stalls selling cheese, meat, fruit and vegetables and fish, and is the perfect place to eat if you’re watching your pennies.