This 19th-century palazzo is one of Genoa’s most regal and popular hotels with its opulent oval staircase and beautiful stained-glass dome. Located in the middle of the city’s shopping district, it is surprisingly quiet (with soundproof windows) and perfectly located for exploring the sites and doing a little damage to the wallet. The rooms and bathrooms have all been renovated in classic taste, and the latest addition of the outdoor dining terrace adds even more appeal to this oasis-like lodging in the city center. Although the rack rates are high, you can almost always find a deal online and for weekends.