3. Genoa, Italy
It’s moody and atmospheric with tall, old buildings and narrow, winding streets. It’s a great place to wander and get lost. Everywhere you go you can hear the clatter of plates and cutlery from families eating in their small apartments, shouting, laughing, fighting. At night we heard a lot of impressive snoring. The city is famous for it’s delicious focaccia, and there are amazing focaccerias all over the place. At about 6pm, the older residents don their smart outfits and head out into the sunset for “la passeggiata” – basically a walk about town. Then they have a drink in the bars.