When heading to Genoa, look no further for where to stay than Genova46 Suites…
Take a short two and a bit hour flight from the UK and you land in Genoa – a slow-paced city tucked in the Italian Riviera that is easy to find yet near impossible to forget. One of Italy’s best kept secrets, Genoa is a picturesque destination with jewel coloured buildings peppered over vertiginously high cliffs overlooking the crystal sea below. This undiscovered location is still new to the tourism game, served mainly through MSC’s main cruise port, with throngs of cruisers passing through before sailing off into the Mediterranean. If you’re heading off on a cruise from here, we can’t recommend enough staying an extra few days and immersing yourself in this beautiful city. And if you are looking for a place that encapsulates the understated beauty and classic history of the area, look no further than Genova46, a bed and breakfast right in the centre.
Hop in a cab at the airport and take the winding roads of Genoa before you reach the Piazza Corvetto. A short journey further up the hill and you are welcomed with a beautiful historic façade with pastel coloured shutters on the window and large wooden doors complete with a beautiful glass panelled window. Head inside and you can either take the sets of stairs or head in a traditional style lift to the fifth floor of Genova 46. Enter and you are welcomed with an airy and bright reception area complete with original mosaic floors and traditional style décor that provides a fascinating insight into the stunning part of this coast. The building has been recently restored and the work done is impeccable, keeping the architectural bones while creating an airy space flooded with light, with beautifully high ceilings and a balcony overlooking the streets below. Stay in the deluxe suite and you will be greeted with atmospheric elements of the original structure, with coloured mosaic floors and soft curtains that sway in the gentle warm breeze that sways through thrown-open sun-drenched windows.
The main wall is covered by a deep mahogany bookshelf filled with historic books reminiscent of a bygone era and various trinkets and ornaments. Art with a contemporary twist sits on the wall and crisp white bed linens are lent a whimsical finish with an overlay blanket in a deep, jewel red. A sofa in the same colour begs for long morning spent curled with an Italian coffee and traditional Genovese focaccia, getting lost in the views and happenings below. Special touches include free bottles of water, a TV on the wall, free high-speed internet and a wonderfully modern bathroom. The large well-lit bathroom comes with comfort in mind with heated towel rails, a large glass-walled shower and luxurious toiletries.
Wake for breakfast in the morning and enjoy fresh croissants with rich coffee, crisp fruits, yoghurts and fruit juices. Breakfast is eaten in an airy room complete with large balcony overlooking the bustling streets below. It’s a calm oasis with cool white walls covered in decorative art, mosaic floors and high ceilings and the ideal place to start your day.
Take your time at a leisurely pace here, Genoa isn’t an overly fast paced city, and Genova46 Suites caters for this. When only a few crumbs are left on your breakfast plate, pop a bottle of water in your bag, head down in the lift and know you are in a truly fantastic location for exploring. Head to the old town where you can get lost down cobbled streets, to the harbour where you can go in the Bigo panoramic lift, or to the more modern parts of the city for a spot of shopping. For dinner, head to Vapensiero – truly local hidden gem just round the corner from Genova46 Suites. Here you can try real local dishes and wine and immerse yourself in the Genovese dining culture. Round the evening off back at Genova46 where you can wind down in your suite just listening to the gentle hum of city activity below.
Genova46 is the perfect accommodation for a city break. It offers you a base that is both beautiful and functional, with plenty of space for both a short break or a long one. It allows you to immerse yourself with the locals and really get to know Genoa. The location is right in the city centre, without being unbearably busy and is easily accessible. When looking to book a break to Genoa, or an MSC cruise from the port, be sure to tag on a few days to stay here and experience all the wonders it has to offer.
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