As most popular cities in Italy, Genoa is rich with history and cuisine, earning its nickname La Superba (the proud one). With Genoa attracting many visitors throughout the year, coliving is becoming more and more of a demand with all kinds of options available. Often referred to as the New York of the Mediterranean, Genoa is a significant economic hub having homed shipyards and steal works since the 19th century.
Genoa is the 6th largest city in Italy and will always be an essential part of the Mediterranean as it has the busiest port in Italy. With a robust financial sector going back as far as the Middle Ages, the city has proven itself an essential part of Europe, with several leading Italian companies based in Genoa.
Crowned 2004's European Capital of Culture, history, art, music, and cuisine is hard to go unnoticed. Much of the city's valuable art is found in churches and Palaces around the city. Known for its tapestries, they can still be found all around the city in many salons. The city almost completely enclosed with walls once had the highest city walls in Italy, Porta Soprana gatehouse and towers still stand today.
Piazza De Ferrari is a center point of Genoa and is a perfect place for a little sightseeing surrounded by palaces and beauty. It is also ideal for grabbing a seat to do some work and something to eat. With fast Internet and cafes and delis feeding the city, it is a digital nomad's dream.
Genoa is also home to Italy's largest Aquarium that welcomes an outstanding 1.2 million visitors per year, what an experience that would be. Luckily going from home to anywhere is amazingly smooth in Genoa. The train will take you to almost any city you would like and to get around the city, and the bus system is reliable and vast. A friendly mode of transport is also a Vespa or scooter, and it makes it easy to get around. It's perfect if you don't plan on going too far.
The weather is warm, and people are friendly, and although famous, the city of Genoa is not overcrowded. With coliving becoming one of the most popular and affordable ways to visit, why wait.
Here are some fun facts about Genoa:
- Pesto sauce comes from Genoa.
- Christopher Columbus was born here; his childhood house still stands today.
- Denim jeans originated from Genoa.
- There are over 81,000 square meters of public parks in the city center.