Until a few years ago, Genoa was far more grit than glamour — a way station to more fabulous places like Cinque Terre. And its industrial port was among the more forgettable spots along the Italian Riviera. But a complete scrub-down and restoration of its once seedy waterfront, combined with an influx of young, well-funded entrepreneurs, has made Genoa a city bustling with cosmopolitan wine bars and restaurants. Sure, you won’t confuse Genoa with Milan, but it doesn’t want you to. Read more in the New York Times article, 36 Hours In Genoa.

Christopher Columbus lived here. Small house at right, with flags.

By the way, the writer recommends The Bentley Hotel. Stayed there and recommend it.

Bentley Hotel

For ultra contemporary design, try the Bentley Hotel (Via Corsica 4; 39-010-53-15-111;, which opened in 2007. Its 99 sleek rooms have dark hardwood floors, white bed linens and marble appointments. Rates start at 135 euros a night.

Avid Cruiser Posts, Photographs and Videos Featuring Genoa.

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