- english, french, german, italian
My name is Paola. I spent in Vico Indoratori my first 6 years of marriage. When our second child arrived, we moved to a larger apartment. The loft has become my studio - here I come to work and I can spend entire hours undisturbed, forgetting about life outside. Also Lorenzo, our first child, loves coming back to visit the house where he was born: he climbs up the stairs and goes back to what has been his first room. Of our three children he is the only one who lived the sounds and colors of the old town, he is the only one who has memories of this apartment dunked in centuries of history. I graduated in Computer science and I am currently working as IT at an international school. I speak german, english and french, I spent long periods abroad and I love meeting people from around the world and showing them corners and secrets of a city that is known to be reserved and closed. I love traveling myself and discovering the secrets of other countries and cultures. I love photography and each trip represents for me a new oportunity. I love reading, music and sport, in particular we very ofthen spend the best days of the year sailing on our J80 boat.
Paola purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Paola chose Genoa Historical Centre
An overview of the surroundings. The ideal stay in Genoa is of three, preferably four days. The must does are: 1. Portofino and its surroundings, with Camogli, San Fruttuoso and, possibly, Santa Margherita: 1 day visit. You can reach Portofino by car, by train or by ferry from the Expo, two minutes from the apartment. You can also hike on the promontory of Portofino, or stroll through the villages, transfering from one to the next by car, train or ferry. Keep in mind that San Fruttuoso is only accessible on foot or by sea. 2. Cinque Terre: 1 day visit. The best way to reach Cinque Terre is by train, with an Intercity to the first village, Monterosso. To reach all the villages on foot it takes about 5-6 hours. The nicest as well as shortest path (30 min) is between Rio Maggiore (the last village) and Manarola. 3. Aquarium and the historic center: 1 day, i.e. half a day for the aquarium and another half for the historic center. For lovers of architecture and history, however, I suggest a whole day for the old town, visiting Via Garibaldi and its museums. If you want to stay a few days longer, you can not miss Bocadasse (half a day, or better, one evening), reachable by bus or by foot along the waterfront); Villa Pallavicini in Pegli (half day), accessible by train, bus, car, or ferry from the Expo; a quick ride with the Castelletto lift to see the whole city at your feet! The cimitery of Staglieno, one of the largest monumental cemeteries in Europe a real open-air museum. Remember, finally, that from Genoa you can reach even the French Riviera and Pisa in just a couple of hours, and in both directions there are wonderful stops, such as for instance Dolceacqua, or Sestri Levante, Lerici and Portovenere.
What makes this Apartment unique
Children under three years of age are free of charge. For them there is also a baby bed and a high chair. There are pots and pens, towels, sheets and blankets. There are also books, social games and toys for kids. There is no ac but since the walls are rather thick, the air is always fresh; there are fans for the hottest days. Very important for summer visitors: all windows are equipped with mosquito nets! Light, water and gas are included in the price. NOTE: There is the possibility to rent a parking slot in the Garage Marina Park in Via della Marina (700m) for 15 Euros/day.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Best Introduction to Italy
I cannot recommend Genova, this loft, or Paola highly enough -- we fell in love with all three. The loft is beautiful, historic, and perfectly located (downtown, 2 minutes to bakeries, stores, and cafes, but tucked away in a sidestreet so it's not too noisy). The loft is spacious and enjoyable. Paola is literally the best hostess -- she gave us recommendations for things to do and places to eat (and they were all incredible -- we give Paola's recommendations five stars). She even went out of her way to help us plan what to do for the rest of our time in Italy (the time outside of Genova). She was so charming and so helpful. We'll remember our stay in Genova fondly and plan to come back as soon as possible to stay again in this incredible location and eat more Genovese pesto!
Dear Rebecca, it has been a real pleasure meeting your son and daughter. I was also flattered by knowing Genova was the first stop of their long journey across the ocean! I am happy they enjoyed the city and I wish them all the best in the rest of their trip! They will always be welcome at my place!
My girlfriend and I stayed in this condo for 3 nights this past September and were very pleased with our stay. The condo more than met our expectations and was in a great location in old town Genova. Paola was great to deal with. She was very friendly and helpful. Take heed any suggestions she may offer you, as they were all must see, do or eats.
thanks a lot for your very nice words. It was a pleasure knowing you and your girlfriend! I hope you had a good trip in Italy and a nice flight back home.
Très bel appartement, rénové, agréable et bien équipé. Il y a même des jeux pour les enfants !
Comme il est situé en plein centre-ville, c'est idéal pour découvrir le centre historique à pied.
Eléna est adorable et nous a aidés à réserver le parking pour la voiture à quelques pas pour un accueil hyper confortable !
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The apartment is located in one of the most elegant and well frequented areas of the historic cente , 50 meters from the cathedral of San Lorenzo, 300 from the Old Port, and the aquarium, and Via Garibaldi, the sixteenth-century ' New Road ', with the most beautiful museums in the city, the "Palazzi dei Rolli": Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi.
The locationis the ideal starting point for exploring on foot the area of the aquarium (3-5 min), the center (3-5 min) and the museum area. You can also reach Castelletto by public transport in less than 15 min, from which you will enjoy an unmissable view of the entire city.