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Apartment rentals in Genoa
Genoa is a beautiful port city in northern Italy, most famous, perhaps, as being the capital of Liguria and home of everyone's favorite green pasta sauce: pesto. But Genoa has much more to offer than just pasta, and seeking out a vacation home in Genoa will have you falling head over heels for this charming city.
Discovering Historical Genoa
With your home base apartment in Genoa, you'll quickly get to know this beautiful city, home to Europe's largest medieval center. Apartment rentals in Genoa allow you to take a foothold in this city in order to explore Christopher Columbus' birthplace from the comfort of your own flat. The newly renovated historic port is a great place to start your exploration, but as you wander the city, you'll discover that that's far from all it has to offer: traditional terracotta roofs, artistic churches and narrow streets, known as vicoli all make up the landscape of this city – hopefully you'll have some lovely views from your accommodations. Be sure to visit some of Genoa's museums during your stay, including the Sea Museum and Naval Museum, testaments to the city's long maritime history.
As Genoa was also home to Renaissance and Baroque masters, be sure to pay a visit to the palaces in these styles on Strade Nuove. And the natal house of Christopher Columbus is a testament to the city's most famous resident. The 16th century city fortifications are also worth a look. And don't forget to pay a visit to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo – who also happens to be the patron saint of cooks!
Get to know the more modern side of this historic city, which granted Genoa the status of European Capital of Culture in 2004. Spend part of your holiday exploring the more modern sights. Spend one day of your house rental exploring one of Europe's largest aquariums. You can also visit the Modern Art Museum at Villa Croce. While some of its neighboring cities may outshine it slightly, Genoa nevertheless home to great shopping, including luxury boutiques downtown and shops at the modern marina alongside the old port – just one of the many ways that Genoa combines old and new in the city. Be sure you choose an apartment rental in Genoa with adequate closet space to contain all your new purchases!
You can't really talk about Genoa without talking about its cuisine, and vacation rentals in Genoa afford you the possibility to shop at its local markets and discover its excellent seafood on your own. Choose a seaside villa to take full advantage of these ingredients, preparing them simply to bring out their natural flavors. But if you'd rather have someone else prepare them for you, you can always pay a visit to Boccadasse, the picturesque fishermen's area, where a host of restaurants will serve up fish and seafood prepared according to local tradition.
Focaccia is another local specialty and is often cheaper than pizza in this region. And of course, be sure to try the famous pesto with trofie, the pasta shape of choice for this herbal sauce in Genoa – it's often served with green beans and will blow any pesto you've had back home out of the park!