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The seaside city of Genoa is known as La Superba for its magnificent architecture, scenic coastline, and unparalleled cuisine. Genoa has many treasures for travelers, including winding streets lined with magnificent palazzi and rustic restaurants serving a regional pasta sauce many gastronomes call the best in the world. Finding the right hotel can be difficult in bustling Genoa, where living space is at a premium. Venere, one of the world's leaders in online hotel booking, makes finding Genoa hotels fast and easy. Travelers can find the ideal hotel by visiting and answering a few simple questions about their vacation. Within seconds, Venere's customized search engine will give travelers a list of dozens of Genoa hotels with available rooms -- Venere even lets travelers know what hotels are popular with other Venere users. On-the-go travelers can now book a hotel room using Venere's smartphone app. The free app lets travelers carry reservations on their phone, so there's no more worries about losing all-important paperwork. So visit Venere today and book a vacation to one of Italy's best cities.

What's Genoa Like

Genoa has been a Mediterranean port since Roman times, but the city became prominent in the Middle Ages when it was used by Crusaders heading for Palestine. Much of Genoa's medieval town, known as the Caruggi district, still stands and travelers will enjoy a leisurely stroll through the winding streets where fashionable boutiques set alongside seafood shops selling live fish. Genoa's most famous landmark is the Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, an 81 acre cemetery where prominent Genovese citizens built magnificent tombs. Genoa's most famous son, Christopher Columbus, isn't buried in the city, but his childhood home near the Porta Soprana still stands and there is a statue of the explorer in the Piazza Acquaverde. The Palazzo Belimbau also has a series of frescoes on Columbus' life and times. Genoa is known for its many magnificent palazzi built along the Via Garibaldi. The Palazzo Bianco houses a fine painting collection from artists like Luca Cambiaso, Bernardo Strozzi, and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. A more modern attraction is the Acquario di Genova, which is Europe's largest aquarium, featuring 50 tanks of marine life, including penguins, sharks and sea turtles. There is even a tank filled with coral from the Red Sea.

How to Get Along with the Locals in Genoa

Genoa's most famous culinary export is salami, but foodies flock to the region for a taste of the world-renowned sauce, pesto alla Genovese. The sauce is made from fresh basil grown on local hillsides that is then crushed and mixed with olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and local cheeses for a mouth-watering sauce. Pesto alla Genovese can be served with spaghetti or lasagna, but many restaurants serve the dish with a short pasta called trofie mixed with potatoes and beans. Travelers who book Genoa hotels with Venere will have a quality room to return to after their pasta feast. Venere's certified guest review program provides honest and accurate information from previous guests about each of the hotel's amenities and services. Venere also provides several high-quality photographs of each hotel, so travelers will know exactly what their room look like before they arrive. Travelers who want hands-on advice before booking a Genoa hotel can call Venere's toll-free number, where a certified travel expert will guide them through the booking process. Don't worry if English is your second language: Venere travel experts speak 11 languages.