Via Garibaldi it is one of the most impressive streets in Genova. Formerly known as Strada Nuova, it was built in the sixteenth century and is an outstanding example of urban planning. You can admire palaces including the Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi. Today, these houses have been converted into museums or entrusted to private institutions to share and protect this heritage.
Savona is cool. It is a very well maintained with great tourist spots and other fun things to see. It's certainly best to be lost in the old city. It is next to the port, it hasn't been lost. Its streets are narrow, lined with shops and stone walls. When I was lucky enough to go early, at no more 11 in the morning, the shops were opening. There were bakeries, fresh pasta to eat that day, cafes, clothing stores and a lot of charm. Here is where the Cathedral of the Assumption and the Sistine Chapel of Savona, only next to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
I spent two weeks studying Italian in Genoa, and took advantage of the chance to explore the city every afternoon after classes finished. My school was very close to the historic centre, so I loved getting lost among the narrow alleys. You don't know which way to turn: at any moment, you might find priceless fragments of art, and of course, the deeper you go, the more you find. What better way to get to know a city than by getting lost?
The Via de San Lorenzo is one of the main arteries of the city of Genoa, and leads directly to the San Lorenzo Cathedral and square. The layout of this path is very old, and you can see where the street was redeveloped, as archaeological remains were found more than 3000 years ago. Via San Lorenzo divides the old town into two parts, and is always busy with tourists as it connects the Piazza Matteotti, the Ducal Palace, and the Old Port area. At night, it is a very busy place, and great to go if you fancy a drink in one of the many pubs.