Genoa has tangled and narrow alleys in the Old Town. The city truly is labyrinthine and claustrophobic but in a good way, so that getting lost throughout was a pleasure (although, having I zero sense of direction, I thank goodness I was not alone, otherwise you would have found me lost there, still now).
Losing the way everywhere (an art I master) always grants me the sight of picturesque, unexpected and beautiful situations, and Genoa had plenty to offer to a wanderer like me.
But the city perfectly counterbalances its obscure alleys with the openness and vastity of two gems: the Spianata-Castelletto viewpoint and the harbour. It’s a triality that spoke so much to me: the dark Old Town, the majesty of sunsets from the belvedere and the infinite space along the harbour quays.
Words | Photography: Rosamaria Filograsso
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