A SPARKLING 48 HOURS IN ITALY’S ROUGH DIAMOND: GENOA by Anna Melville-James

The poet Petrarch dubbed Genoa ‘La Superba’ owing to its gruff majesty. For centuries the capital of a powerful maritime republic, the port is seen by many simply as a gateway to the Cinque Terre, a string of pretty villages along the Italian Riviera. But this rough diamond of a city makes for one of Italy’s most interesting short breaks. Those who stay are rewarded with a well-salted experience of pesto, palazzi and palm-shaded hot days on the Ligurian coast

 

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