Spending time in a café or a restaurant is an especially pleasant experience in Genoa, as these places often bear testimony to the history of the city. Indeed, they are, for the great part, located in buildings which either date back to the middle ages or are particularly noteworthy and/or have witnessed some event or other.
A map of these mouth-watering and stimulating opportunities would range from cafés to patisseries and ice cream parlours, from restaurants to the more traditional trattorie and osterie, from friggitorie (fried-food shops) to chocolate factories, candied fruit and flowers, and much more.
The tradition of cafés as a popular hangout and meeting place became established in Genoa during the 19th century and led to the opening of more and more meeting places, often in old and fascinating environments steeped in history and culture.
Places where to enjoy hearty brunches, cheerful happy hours or lounge-style relaxation are popping up at an increasing rate, combining tradition and innovation, quality and creativity.
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(thanks to Association of Hoteliers)