A photo session in Genoa can take place in many locations. This time we visited less touristy routes that allow more freedom to pose. This makes you feel more comfortable, especially at the beginning, without a crowd of observing passersby.
We started in the historic center, climbing the Stradone di Sant’Agostino. It houses, among other buildings, the architecture department of the Technical University with a beautiful stone entrance gate. At its end is the sunny Piazza di Sarzano. This time full of football playing children. We did, however, manage to take a few shots with the green doors in the background. I don’t know why but portraits with green doors always come out great. Then through the narrow streets we reached the hidden church of Santa Maria di Castello. I took my last photos in the inner courtyard of the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale). The palace is one of Genoa’s most important buildings but is never crowded, even though you can enter it free of charge. The bright, classical, symmetrical architecture makes a perfect background for photos, and the open courtyard provides just the right amount of light.
When the session was over, we went for cider at Kamun bar, hidden in the narrow streets of the old town. If you want to try Italian craft beer, this place will be a very good choice. Photos from other Genoa locations can be seen here: Boccadasse, Via Garibaldi and Castelletto, Nervi.