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Via Garibaldi

Listed under Squares, Streets & Urban Spaces in Genoa, Italy.

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Also known as the Strada Nuova or the Strada Maggiore. Since it's construction in 1550, this street in the center of Genoa was recently named UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wonderful architecture and multiple palaces mean this road is the equal of any you'll find elsewhere. In fact, Charles Dickens wrote of this street in glowing terms, and you're likely to find the street in the same condition.

Most of the palaces have been converted into museums, so you're welcome to find what treasures you can inside. Manuscripts written by Christopher Columbus, the violin of Niccolò Paganini, and paintings by Van Dyck, Titian, and Caravaggio as well.

Nowadays, the street is as busy as you'd expect. Shops, stores, and stalls are here in plenty and you're sure to find cafes and confectionaries mixed in as well. Bring some cash, money, and expect leave with a lighter wallet (and perhaps a few bags, as well).

Written by  Robert Evans.

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