We are in the heart of Genoa, in Corte Lambruschini. Starhotels President is a stone’s throw from the city’s main shopping streets, which branch off from piazza De Ferraris: via XX Settembre and via Roma.
Here you’ll find the entrance to Galleria Giuseppe Mazzini, a nineteenth-century arcade, once home to literary cafés frequented by poets and intellectuals, now one of the city’s symbols.
Heading back downtown through via Orefici and via Luccoli, you’ll find shops bursting with the taste of old-time goodness, such as the old confectioner’s shop Pietro Romanengo fu Stefano, dating back to 1780.
The Oriental Market, whose entrance is from via Galata and via XX Settembre, is a riot of colors and aromas, offering traditional regional products.
Chocolate fans should not miss I piaceri di Viganotti in vico della Castagna 14r
while Genoa’s best pesto sauce is found at E.V.O. in Via Galata 46r.
As for fashion, the city’s go-to boutique is Giglio Bagnara, a multibrand store.
The shop is located in via Sestri 46 and housed in Palazzo Lomellini.
Vintage fashion lovers should head straight to Origami in via Pisa 69r.