49 comments

  1. Laura

    July 2, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Looking forward for the day you will be in Brescia! have a nice stay in Genova…meanwhile!

  2. andreea

    July 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    i can’t wait for the pictures! :)

    http://littleaesthete.com

  3. Peter G

    July 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Staglieno – the cemetery – it’s beautiful!

  4. gap

    July 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Genova??? I live there most of the year!!
    Please go to Duomo San Lorenzo (Via San Lorenzo) and look at the base of the columns on the right (upstairs), if you pay attention there is one with a dog engraved…it’s the dog of one of the “maestri” that engraved it. He lost his dog so beloved… he wanted him to live forever in our dome. My fav place in Genova is an antique shop that sell spices (from all over the world) Torrielli (near Via S. Lorenzo, it’s in Via S. Bernardo, 32).
    Another place is the Commenda, an ancient monastery, stunning inside, and outside. The Chiostro di S. Matteo, a stunning church (near the architecture faculty), you have to ring the bell to enter). One of the best view of Genova’ sea is at Boccadasse, at the end of the seaside, stunning, maybe at the sunset for a drink.
    Enjoy Genova, it’s a wonderful city!!
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  5. bsaraccini

    July 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    A tie from Finollo! Or a few ones. And wander around the narrow streets (carrugi) near the port – with caution

  6. g.

    July 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    an ice cream in Spianata Castelletto
    shopping in via Garibaldi 12
    visit the Museum of Oriental Art
    a coffee by Fratelli Klainguti
    a pray in the Santi Cosma e Damiano church

  7. Stefano

    July 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    To smell the town you have to go to the Old Town (called “vicoli”, narrow roads) and to the Old Port. A nice place to start is via San Lorenzo, going down to the sea.
    Another great place for people and landscape is Spianata Castelletto.
    To see people and shoot street you can go to the centre, via XX Settembre and piazza De Ferrari and neighborhood (via Roma, via XXV Aprile).
    Have a nice tour!

    Stefano

  8. Nicoletta

    July 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Scott, welcome to my hometown! You have to dive into the historical center and lose yourself into the caruggi. Take the lovely old elevator to Castelletto from which you can have a beautiful view of the city. My fav spot is the top of the gardens of Villetta di Negro, where one of the greatest collections of Japanese art has its home. Nervi and Boccadasse are also lovely spots but not in the center of the city, see if you have some time for this short diversion. Oh, and get some street food in Sottoripa (just in front of the Acquarium and Palazzo San Giorgio), all the historical center is full of lovely old shops hidden here and there! Have fun!

  9. tiziano grandi

    July 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I’m near genova, la spezia. If you have time visit the jet set spot of portofino….and more then all the ” 5 Terre” -5 lands-. If you near by you can be our guest at “Villa Federici” mansion of the 18° century. http://www.cinqueterrebedandbreakfast.it .
    In Genova this friday 4 july is a very important meeting of elengance and “vespa/lambretta meeting”at villa zerbino 1 at 19.30.
    regards
    Tiziano Grandi

  10. runan

    July 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    i always want to say why donot you come here in BOLOGNA for shoot something,a city full of students from everywhere,may intresting ,anyway ,GENOVA is amazing too,u must enjoy there

  11. Effe

    July 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    The Strada Nuova ( via Garibaldi) and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli in Genoa’s historic centre date from the late 16th and early 17th centuries ….. And some Franco Albini’s masterpices: palazzo Rosso (+ Caterina Marcenaro private apartment), palazzo Bianco but especially the museum of San Lorenzo tesoro.

  12. Beatriz

    July 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Genova is an amazing place, you should go to Boccadasse, is an old mariners’ neighbourhood, there is a great gelateria, and a lovely place to see the sunset. Of course, Piazza di Ferrari, the cathedral, but if you can you have to get lost in the vicoli (the historic center), there is a place call pizzeria Ravecca one of best in Genova. If you want good views you have two places, spianatta castelletto or in Piazza della Vittoria you go up the stairs and when you are there you can go higher, taking other stairs, the views of the mountain with all the tipical Genova houses is wonderful.
    I hope this is useful,
    Beatriz.

    P.d. next time Spain!!!

  13. Cecilia

    July 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Hi,

    Welcome to my hometown!

    You should try Eataly, nice italian food with an amazing view!!!!!!

    It is in the ” Porto Antico” area

    Enjoy the pesto!!!!!!

    Ciao

  14. Anne

    July 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Can’t believe it! Here in Genoa!!! For breakfast go to pasticceria Tagliafico in via Galata and Bon Bon Chic in Piazza Colombo. You have to see our Galata museo del mare. For a great icecream go to Antica gelateria Amedeo in Boccadasse the most beautiful borgo in our town! For our famous focaccia go to Mario in Via S. vincenzo! Don’t forget to eat our pesto and walnut sauce! Enjoy the stay in my beautiful town!
    Annalisa

  15. Antonio

    July 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    You should visit Via Garibaldi, there’s some really nice Palazzi to see.
    Piazza San Lorenzo, Via XX Settembre and Piazza Ferrari.
    Boccadasse or Nervi for Genova’sea, or Camogli if you have more time (my favourite spot!)
    Pizzeria Ravecca, Via di Ravecca, 25 (close to Casa di Cristoforo Colombo), best pizza you will ever eat!

  16. Toby

    July 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    The vintage clothing shop Arte Club, on via Davide Chiossone near Piazza de Ferrari, is a must. Beautifully curated selection of handmade and designer pieces.

    I have also heard that Lipstick Vintage on Via XXV Aprile is a great shop.

    Genova is an incredibly unique city. Give yourself a few hours to get lost walking around its narrow streets.

  17. Stefano

    July 2, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Lunch in Boccadasse.
    Once it was a separate fishermen’ village, now it is part of the city.
    I recommend a table outside at Trattoria Santa Lucia.
    Going early (for Italian standard, say 12.15) will secure you the best spot.

    Depending on how long you will stay there a side trip to Portofino or the Cinque Terre or Porto Venere would make an unforgettable experience.

    Stefano

  18. CBC

    July 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    u say genova i say genoa lol i had diner passing through on my way to….Luca

  19. Taipei Style

    July 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Have fun! When will you come to Taipei? :)

    TaipeiStyle
    Gemma

  20. Camila

    July 2, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    BOCCADASSE!!!! It’s beautiful and relaxing. One of the best experiences that I had in Italy. More gorgeous that Cinque Terre in my opinion….no tourists and just an amazing way to spend a lazy Sunday getting a gelato and facendo una passeggiata. Not to mention that everybody is super well dressed.

  21. Ghiglino 1893

    July 3, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Hi Scott,

    we met each in Colette, Paris, other and we still have your book signed from you in our shop. We are a sartorial with the best sweaters and ties that also import brand from France and U.S.A. We are in via xx settembre 26, 28 r our name is Ghiglino 1893.
    hope to see you there!

    Ciao

  22. Alessandra

    July 3, 2014 at 3:47 am

    So cool you are in Genoa! Which are you plans and events’ attendance? I agree with the above suggestions! Particularly with “lunch in Boccadasse”, “gelato in Castelletto”, a walk through the alleys of the historic centre, and a visit to the Renaissance Palaces as well as to the Staglieno Cementry, which is called “an open air museum”. I would also suggest the Contemporary Art Museum of Villa Croce, and the Japanes Museum in Villetta di Negro.

    About fashion stores, you should certainly visit LUX Giglio Bagnara in Via XX Settembre 258r: a fashion Concept Store, which has been conceived in an historic location (it was a cinema in the past), and renovated with a modern set-up. Here is their website http://luxgigliobagnara.it/

  23. Emilia

    July 3, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Turin and Genova. My favourite Italian cities. The lady and the slut! Love them. Enjoy.

  24. Paolo

    July 3, 2014 at 5:01 am

    I visited a lot of Italian city, but in my opinion Genova is not beautiful…

  25. Ilaria

    July 3, 2014 at 5:50 am

    some day if you go to Trieste you’ll discover the door to eastern world

  26. Christy

    July 3, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Genova is one of my favorite cities in Italy! The weather is great and they don’t have so many tourists! There is so much to see in the ancient part locally called the vicoli. It may seem seedy at first but dig deeper and you will find that this place is a real treasure. My favorite place to enjoy a drink is Cambi Cafe, it’s in an ancient palace with lovely frescos at reasonable prices.
    I also really recommend Nervi (beautiful villas nestled in public parks above cliffy rocky beaches) and Bogliasco which are further out of town. Portofino, Paragi (a lovely beach), and San Futturosso (beautiful beach, snorkeling, under water Jesus), are all must sees and true gems of this region.
    Don’t forget to try the gnocchi, pesto, farinata, and focaccia which are all delicious and typical of the region!
    IMO Genova is the most underrated city in Italy, I’m excited to see how your pictures portray the beauty of this special place!

    Enjoy!

  27. Barbara

    July 3, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Scott you should definitely have a drink and enjoy the sunset at Bagni Santa Chiara.

    Enjoy Genova!
    Barbara

    PS. A nice place to have lunch or dinner is Trattoria Rosmarino, close to Piazza de Ferrari

  28. Madeliene Rose

    July 3, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Eat some gelato, pace those cobble stone streets and if you can resist, observe more and shoot less… Genova is dreary but romantic in my opinion! http://madelienerose.com/

  29. Christy

    July 3, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Genova is one of my favorite cities in Italy! The weather is great and they don’t have so many tourists! There is so much to see in the ancient part locally called the vicoli. It may seem seedy at first but dig deeper and you will find that this place is a real treasure. My favorite place to enjoy a drink is Cambi Cafe, it’s in an ancient palace with lovely frescos at reasonable prices.
    I also really recommend Nervi (beautiful villas nestled in public parks above cliffy rocky beaches) and Bogliasco which are further out of town. Portofino, Paragi (a lovely beach), and San Futturosso (beautiful beach, snorkeling, under water Jesus), are all must sees and true gems of this region.
    Don’t forget to try the gnocchi, pesto, farinata, and focaccia which are all delicious and typical of the region!
    IMO Genova is the most underrated city in Italy, I’m excited to see how your pictures portray the beauty of this special place!

  30. stef

    July 3, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Palazzo Rosso…the best Van Dyck ever…
    http://www.hvweb.net/it/foto360/genova/palazzorosso/sala-autunno/

  31. bitnik

    July 3, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Se vuoi rifarti gli occhi vienimi a trovare a Nervi !!!!!!

  32. bitnik

    July 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Se vuoi rifarti gli occhi vieni a Nervi !!!!!!!!

  33. Hubert

    July 3, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Spend one afternoon at Bagni Fiore in Paraggi (the sandy cove between Portofino and Santa Margherita). That’s quintessentially Italian holiday.

  34. Gianmarco

    July 3, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Some good address for your visit in Genoa:
    Antica Barberia (the most old Barber Shop) – Vico Caprettari 14
    Antica Sciamadda (tipycal food) – Via S. Giorgio
    Caffè degli Specchi (old cafè) – Salita Pollaioli
    Fratelli Klainguti (old patisserie) – Piazza Soziglia
    Trepuntouno Interiors (art gallery) – Salita S. Caterina
    Finollo (old fashion sartorial) – Via Roma
    Stefano Costa (very good bespoke dress) – Vico Falamonica
    Cambi Cafè and gallery (art and cafè) – Vico Falamonica
    and much other of course…
    have a nice day

  35. Filippo

    July 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Hi,we met each in colette paris and you signed your book for me,
    I am from Genoa and i suggest to go to nervi.there there are the most esclusive shops and boutiques in town as Manari,Pernigotti and Mendel and there is an amazing view of the sea from the passeggiata Anita Garibaldi.
    Have an awesome stay in Genoa!!

  36. linda

    July 3, 2014 at 9:57 am

    vintage shop: betty page in via luccoli and “almanacco” invia dei macelli di soziglia (wonderful owners rossella and silvia)

    peculiar bar: da Paul in via canneto il curto with incredibles human beings (after six p.m.)

  37. Matteo

    July 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Hello, I’m Matteo, from Genova. I am fashion designer, would be nice to show you my studio . i could also walk you through the historical center and show you the best shops and places in the city.
    Best regards
    Matteo

  38. Name*

    July 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    GRAZIE!!!!!!!

  39. Elisa

    July 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Hi!!! How long do you stay in Genova??

  40. Marina

    July 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    If you want to enjoy Genoa, take your camera with you and put your camera lens to the people who come out from Genoa Courthouse in Piccapietra. And if you go, during lunch time, beyond the young and ambitious lawyers you will face the shipbrokers, all English style dressed in any particular bought in Via Roma. Have a lunch there and you will meet the elegance of an ancient town tied to her traditions! Enjoy your stay!
    Marina

  41. sandyy

    July 4, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Perfect Genova, Italia, just “Dolce Vitta”

    http://taimemode.blogspot.fr

  42. Val

    July 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Just one suggestion. My cousin brought me there at the beginning of a see Genova day.

    If you like seafood from a hole in the wall (literally) on the old waterfront (across from the aquarium and the pirate ship) try “la friggitoria Carega”. No sign to speak of but lots of locals grabbing lunch and takeout, lots of fresh fish and other treats, and I almost passed up the aquarium and the rest of Genova just stay and eat for the afternoon.

    Best

  43. anon

    July 5, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Not fashion related, but… visit the aquarium. It’s the biggest one here in Italy and it’s really gorgeous.

  44. Mario Clavarino

    July 5, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Hi, Scott, I am very sorry for what I have read about our city.
    I’d love having you fix our guest in our workshop in Via Garibaldi, which is called Creattivando. We have an interesting local. We promote handcrafts, art and food, we make wonderful things to see and touch. We do macramé, the ancient art of making lace with knots as did the fishermen, we make pesto sauce and walnuts in a mortar and many other things that remind us of our history, but above all, we do it with a smile and with welcome.

    Mario

  45. Francesca

    July 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    We invite you in our studio to have a brief. We design, cut and sew sweatshirts.. from start to finish.
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    Enjoy!

  46. Ángela

    July 8, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Maravillosa ciudad de Italia!!!! Son tantos y tan buenos los recuerdos!!! Espero que te atrape como me atrapó a mi. Disfrútala!!!

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  48. Patrizia Prencipe

    July 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

    If you come to Verona and I’ll be your Cicerone very willingly! I always have a look around when I am at Pitti or at White to see you. I’m not sure if I would recognize you but when I see your pictures, I understand we have been in the same places and seen the same things! :-) Patrizia Prencipe – Italian Fashion Designer

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