The red light district of Genoa: as did the sailors

Pin point Genova
The red light district of Genoa: as did the sailors. Things to do in Genova
The red light district of Genoa: as did the sailors. Things to do in Genova
The red light district of Genoa: as did the sailors. Things to do in Genova
The red light district of Genoa: as did the sailors. Things to do in Genova

The red light district of Genoa: as did the sailors

Pin point Genova
Activity offered by
Giuseppe M.
Novice (0)
ENG - ITA
Amateur

Activity details
Walking only
Highlights
Info time 5.0h
Info people min/max Up to 6 People

Activity description

An unusual tour among some of areas that used to be part of the "red light districts” of Genoa, from medieval times until the 1950’s, when the “case chiuse” became illegal.

Nowadays there are only the names and the anonymous doors of the ancient brothels which characterized the red light district of Genoa. And some "colored" men, sons of Angiporto displaced girls and anonymous American soldiers. During the forty years following the "Chiusura”, the intriguing trade and all its secrets fall to pieces and spread across the narrow and dark alleys, hidden squares and noble palaces located all along the water and harbour fronts and most of them are still labelled: “this street is off limits to all allied troops”.

Slowly but deeply the fame of via Prè, via Gramsci, via del Campo has grown. Then a turning point: the Old Ghetto has became home for drug and for the first transsexual community. These are the “years of trench” for the road priest Don Gallo.

Let us walk along this memorial path on a weekday afternoon, between a liberty style bar and a dubious tavern. An unusual tour of Genoa, a trip and a reflection about the borderline social classes of a city that does not show off but neither hide itself.



Ideal for
Lifestyle: Food Lover
Food Lover
Lifestyle: Curious
Curious
Lifestyle: Responsible
Responsible
Lifestyle: Drink Taster
Drink Taster

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