Genoa is a small city off the North West Coast of Italy nestled in the little cut. When you go to Italy everybody wants to go to the large places Rome, pisa, Amalfi coast. But there's so much more to Italy then just the main tourist attractions. Genoa is the home of pesto and I think I would have to agree with them. The Pesto that we had at this small cafe was beyond amazing. Don't go anywhere near the port or anywhere near the Harbor when you go to a restaurant walk down the back alleys to find the best spot. It's safe as long as you are cautious, there are a lot of immigrants so just keep your eye out but they are very friendly.