For those wishing to venture out, Genoa offers many attractive possibilities. In the Old Town there is a myriad of bars and restaurants where numerous bands and individual musicians and/or entertainers carry on the great music tradition of Genoa, the undisputed capital of singer-songwriter music. It is an interesting blossoming of live music, shows, cabarets, disco pubs, rock clubs, blues clubs, singer-songwriter music, jazz, rap, fusion and poetry to experience as much as possible in one night.
Piazza delle Erbe and Via San Bernardo are the heart of Genoa’s nightlife. Over the last few years, many bars and cafés have sprung up around them, which are always crowded with people, particularly on a Friday or Saturday night. This part of the old town has become the most popular hangout for the late-night revellers of all ages.
There are many events that liven up the whole of the old town at night: from its historical palaces to the museums, from the squares to the theatres, from the art galleries to the streets and their shops.
One of the most important is the so-called "white night", "Notte Bianca”, which every year, in the first half of September, liven up streets and alleys of the city centre with art exhibitions, film screenings, theatre shows, music and museums open till late in the night.
The promenade of Corso Italia – which is about two kilometres from the city centre and running along the rocky cliffs overhanging the sea – is lined with night clubs offering live music, private beaches, small bars, but above all it is the favourite meeting place for aperitifs and afterdinners, especially during the summertime.
In various areas of the city, from the east to the west, from the Old Port to the valleys of the hinterland, there are many friendly places with entertainment opportunities.
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