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A travel journal to Genoa by TianjinPaul

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NH Plaza Genoa

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Hotel | "Peaceful Plaza"

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My girlfriend and I had decided to take a week-end break in Genoa. We had researched the things to do and the practicalities of travelling there from Nice by train. All that remained was to find ourselves a hotel. So, we looked online to find somewhere. We used several different sites, but were disappointed that none of them contained many bargains. After several hours of searching, we were beginning to worry that our trip would be an expensive one. Thankfully, we stumbled upon the NH Plaza, which proved to be a fantastic piece of good fortune.It was listed at 67 Euros per night, which, for a four-star hotel in a big European city, we thought was too good to be true. So, before booking, we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2011

NH Plaza Genoa
Via Martin Piaggio, 11
Genoa, Italy
329 891 3033

Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone

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Attraction | "A Taste of Asia"

Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone Photo, Genoa, Italy
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One of my very favourite novels is the Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell. It is a wonderfully rich book that deals with the opening of Japan to European influence in the eighteenth century. My visit to the Eduardo Chissone Mueseum of Oriental Art quickly had me re-covering the pages of that novel in my head. The contents of the museum were amassed by Chissone from his visits to Japan in the nineteenth century and were truly wonderful.My girlfriend and I were rather fortunate on our visit to the museum as it was having some lighting difficulties that made the top floors rather dark - although they were still accessible.. As a result, we were allowed in for free. And, to ge...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2011

Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone
Piazzale Mazzini 1
Genoa, Italian Riviera
010 542285

After the Flood

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Over the course of the summer, my girlfriend and I visited scores of places in the south of France. Therefore, when we decided to take a winter break, we thought it best to go somewhere further afield. Our eyes turned to the north of Italia as it was close enough to visit by train for a long week-end. We quickly narrowed the choices down to either Milan, Turin or Genoa. As my girlfriend had already been to Milan and Torino did not look particularly enticing, we opted for Genoa.Once we had decided on the city, we wenrt online to make hotel reservations. We managed to find a very nice 4-star hotel at a very reasonable price. The only isuue was that the reservation was non-refundable. But, we...Read More

Palazzo Bianco

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Attraction | "The White Palace"

Palazzo Bianco Photo, Genoa, Italy
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It is easy to distinguish between the Via Garibaldi's White and Red Palaces. The facade of one is a bright flaming red, whilst the other is a very calming shade of cream. However, despite being just meters apart and both being included on the same admission ticket, the differences between the two are not just face deep. The two palaces seem to have a ying and yang type relationship going on. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the Palazzo Bianchi comes out looking somewhat inferior in this relationship.The Palazzo Bianchi - just like the Palazzo Rosso - is a palace that has been converted into an art gallery. And, also just like the Red Palace, it houses a collection of Rennaissance art. However...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 14, 2011

Palazzo Bianco
Via Garibaldi 11
Genoa, Italian Riviera
010 5572193

Palazzo Rosso

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Attraction | "The Red Palace"

Palazzo Rosso Photo, Genoa, Italy
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Palazzo Rosso, is situated at the far end of Via Garibaldi. Therefore, when we arrived we had already be suitably impressed by the Genoese architecure on show. However, the 'Red Palace' asserted its individualism through its magnificent coloring - flaming red. It stood out from all the other buildings on the street and really took the visitor by the arm. However, as impressive as the exterior was, it was the museum inside that really made the visit worthwhile.To be honest, before I bought the tickets, I had no idea what was inside the Red Palace. All I could ascertain from the signs was that it was a museum. That notwithstanding, I decided it was worth the gamble to spring 8 Euros and take...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2011

Palazzo Rosso
Via Garibaldi 18
Genoa, Italian Riviera
010 2476351