Clarion Collection Hotel Garden Lido
Lungomare Nazario Sauro, 9
Phone: (39) 019 669666
Fax: (39) 019 668552
Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AMThis short street, linking the financial heart of the city, Piazza Soziglia to Piazza Banchi, was enlarged in the course of the 16th century, demolishing the towers which partially obscured it. Following the construction of the Loggia dei Mercanti o di Banchi and the Chiesa di S.Pietro in Banchi, as well as the establishment of the Campetto, Via Orefici took on a very prestigous, primary role in the genovese street system. As the name reminds us, the goldsmiths came to settle along this road, opening their shops, which preceded the modern day jewelers that are still in abundance. Moving towards Piazza Banchi, the visitor should pause for the obligatory sigh of admiration before Gagini's 15th century bass-relief, depicting the "Adoration of the Magi", an unusual subject for Genoa. For the sweet-toothed visitor, a visit to the Vedova Romanengo patisserie or to the sumptuous Caffé Orefici is recommended.