Early this morning I left the apartment to find some breakfast goodies. The raspy sound of heavy metal rang through the air as shop after shop opened for business. The decaying elegance of this nearby shop, which restores furniture, typifies Genova’s historic center.
We are staying in an apartment facing Piazza San Matteo, which dates back to the early Middle Ages. The Doria family owned the piazza; Andrea Doria was born here and his remains rest in the church crypt. Now some residents uses the piazza as a small dog park.