I didn't expect Genoa to have this nice or large of a central market. Great produce, meats and cheese. So much in Genoa was a surprise. Most were good, as this was.
One of my first activities in Genoa was to visit Mercato Orientale. I will preface my rating by saying that I only bought some pastry and bananas while I was at the Mercato Orientale. But I absolutely loved the "vibe" of this market. I saw incredibly fresh fish, may types that I have never seen before. The fresh pasta looked... More
If you are expecting a Mercato or market similar to Barcelona’s famous one just off Las Ramblas, you might be in for a little disappointment; however Genoa’s Mercato Orientale has enough to make any photographer pull out their camera. It’s easy to locate with its main entrance on Via XX Settembre (about a 10 minute walk from Piazza de Ferrari)... More
We always take time to visit the market. Such a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables along with salami, other meats, cheeses, nuts, breads etc.. We usually buy some fresh fruit to take to our hotel. A nice opportunity to see the local people in action.
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