I’m baaaaaaack! Apologies to all my readers, subscribers and followers for the totally unplanned hiatus on the blog, but I’m back into it and will try much harder to post regularly from now on. If you have any requests for blog topics then please let me know, I’d love to hear from you and find out what you’re into.
So, today’s blog post is all about this gorgeous Airbnb apartment I stayed in during a recent trip to Genoa. For the record, this is not a sponsored post or in any way endorsed by Airbnb. I didn’t even choose it, my sister organised it, all I did was rock up! However, when we did arrive, I was so full of heart eyes 😍😍😍 I just had to share it with you. Posting a couple of snaps on Instagram got a big reaction so I decided to dust off the blog and write about it.
Genoa is a beautiful city in the northwest Ligurian region of Italy. I visited for a long weekend with my sister Nicky and my parents to celebrate Nicky’s 30th birthday (my little sister’s growing up!) Here we all are at the Piazza De Ferrari:
I’m gutted I didn’t get a photo of the door to the apartment – an impressive studded, padded, red leather beast of a door! Inside, the interior is traditionally Italian with contemporary and eclectic elements such as the modern kitchen and wall art.
It’s a good thing we’re a close family as the entire place, excluding the bathroom, is basically open plan. A small, sleek kitchen sits directly on your left as you enter with an antique wooden table in front of it. Opposite is a small sitting area and around the corner is some sleek built-in cupboard storage just before the bathroom, complete with obligatory continental bidet.
An industrial style spiral staircase takes you up to the mezzanine, making use of the fabulously high ceiling, where we found a beautiful wooden bed and a doorway (no door) leading to another small bedroom. The stairs are a little challenging when you wake up sleepy and bleary eyed (especially as the bathroom is downstairs) and you have to be prepared to live in pretty close quarters as there’s basically zero privacy. With all three of them snoring and talking in their sleep, I was kicking myself for forgetting ear plugs!
All in all, it’s a cosy and beautiful place to stay as well as benefitting from a fantastic location to explore the streets of Genoa. And while I know this isn’t a travel blog so I don’t want to go too far off topic, Genoa is amazing and I highly recommend it. If you go, why not stay here? I certainly would if I ever return, and I very much hope I will.
All images by Feioi (which is why they’re slightly wonky and fuzzy)
Jen’s travel tips for Genoa
Stay: Airbnb – La casa delle oche
Visit: Cinque Terra for beautiful scenic walks
Eat: Trofie al pesto, focaccia, farinata (a sort of pancake made with chickpea flour) and accuighe (anchovies)
Shop: Via Garibaldi 12 – a beautiful interiors and lifestyle store on Via Garibaldi, a magnificent street in the historical centre of Genoa and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Check out the amazing palaces while you’re there!
Dine: Ombre Rosse – a lovely little restaurant serving delicious, traditional cuisine with friendly service.
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