Piazza Brignole, 4, Genoa, IT, 16122
- Phone: (39) 010 873316
- Fax: (39) 010 8317326
This attractive and friendly bookshop is the perfect place to catch up on the latest bestsellers and magazines. If you want something a little more demanding than a commercial title then they can order the book for you. The shop is laid out on two floors. On the ground floor, there are new books, magazines, original language books, monographs, art books and collections of essays. In the basement there are books covering economics, travel, computers, and childrens books. They are also setting up a catalogue of videocassettes and DVD.
The French have style and there's no denying it. They know how to be sexy without being vulgar. This small interesting shop can show you how. The counter is covered with leopard skin and the shop windows are always frivolous and full of color. It brings to mind the atmosphere of the Folies-Bergère in Paris. Located under the porticos on the main thoroughfare, Via XX Settembre, it never fails to catch the eye of the passers by with its fantasy tights, colorful lacy underwear outfits and tight figure-hugging bodies.
This shop has an interesting range of typical local products. There are red and white wines, liquors made with herbs from the region, and different types of Riviera oil, from the best quality to the most common. They also have cheeses from the Genovese hinterland, preserved vegetables, tomini with oil, jams and honey. They sell really fresh vegetables which come from the countryside. Open on Sundays, it is perfect for tourists and people who find they have nothing in the fridge at the weekend.
This is an exclusive outlet for Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Mani, Versus and Calvin Klein. This haute-couture boutique is the place to go for a suit or evening dress, as there is a wide choice of designer clothes from elegant styles to more sporty gear including trousers, sweaters, jackets and shirts which are all still very stylish. Near the Carlo Felice Theatre, this is the perfect place to find something to wear to the opera.
There is an art bookshop next to the ticket office for the Palazzo Ducale. They specialise in art publications, exhibition catalogues, prints and gadgets which are sold in musuem bookshops all around the world. It is worth giving particular attention to the Tormena books among the art publications. They only produce books and materials which concern the city of Genova and its artists. They also sell fun "Genoese" and seaside souvenir items.
Viganotti is a traditional chocolaterie which is still run as it once was. If the quantity required is more than a Sunday chocolate box, it is worth ordering. It is impossible to find, tucked away in a little side street, although near Piazza Matteotti. Managing to locate the entrance in order to sample one of these chocolates, is like a treasure hunt. The shop closes early in the evening, and orders take a while to process. However, if you are lucky enough to dissolve a fondant cream in your mouth or crunch on a chocolate covered nut, you will be willing to begin the hunt all over again. Despite these minor hitches, you'll find that the staff are friendly and polite.
Bookshop selling old and rare books. The shop makes purchases, expert reports and valuations of private collections. It's exactly how you'd expect a used bookshop to be. It faces on to the Piazza delle Erbe in the lively and timeworn city center. The shops' exterior is easily recognizable because the dark wood shop windows are rare in the city center. Once you have gone in, you'll find yourself in a dusty fascinating world of old scripts. You can look at the books yourself or ask the book shop owner to give you some advice: he is only to happy to help.
Via Roma is one of best shopping streets and it is near Piazza De Ferrari. The street is lined with boutiques and clothing stores. Make sure to stop by the elegant men's clothing store, Finollo. Although most of the stores are expensive, this elegant street is worth a visit, even if it's just to window shop.
This shop opened recently in the heart of the city centre. All the clothes and accessories are their own designs. Whilst the materials are not of the best quality, they have the right effect and the minimalist lines are very original and modern. They don't have many garments on display and they are still making more clothes. Their jumpers are somewhere between grunge and fashion, offering an interesting choice at a very reasonable price. The shop itself is charming; it has a raised second floor which gives the store a stagy feel.
These men and women's shoes are as elegant as the display space around them. This well-lit shop, minimalist in its furnishings, is the perfect place for displaying famous labels of the latest in women's fashionable footwear. They have original, refined designs in the most fashionable colors and the latest styles. The selection of men's shoes is more traditional. These are timeless, elegant classics which are always the right thing to wear. There is also a range of sports shoes which are understated and of high quality.
Camisasca is the best known sports shop in Genova. It specializes in equipment and kit for trekking, skiing and rock climbing. They sell all the best brands and have a vast selection of rucksacks and tents. It is very popular with tennis enthusiasts who can find their every need here.
This is a small shop, in the lodge of an old building, whose window is full of costume jewelery and precious period jewels, from the end of the nineteenth century to the 1970's. Chosen with taste, the pieces are all characterized by a particular charm, and are original and classy. Some design objects are on display here.