Be the change you wish to see in Genova
Genova & Fairbnb.coop
A visit to a city of art or a trip by the sea? Attractions for children or culinary delights? What would you like from your next holiday? Choosing Genoa you'll have all this and much more. A weekend is enough to be conquered by the treasures hidden among the caruggi of the historic center and by the 400 marine species housed in the largest Aquarium in Italy. Give us a few more days and you'll fall in love with our city, close between the sea and the mountains.
The intricate maze of streets of the old town, the largest in Europe, exudes curiosity and stories full of music, such as those sung by Fabrizio De André in his Via del Campo. For your souvenirs you'll find traditional shops with typical products as well as ethnic shops, expression of the different cultures that animate the city. Picturesque squares, like those of San Lorenzo, San Matteo and Banchi, will allow you to appreciate in all their splendor ancient churches and palaces, witness of a glorious past as a maritime republic. In the museums of Via Garibaldi, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006, you will admire masterpieces by Caravaggio, Guercino, Rubens, Van Dyck and other great artists.
In summer you shouldn't miss the beautiful beaches extending both to the east, from the ancient fishermen villages of Boccadasse and Vernazzola to Sori, and towards the west, perhaps reaching Pegli directly by boat. A pleasant excursion could then make you discover the underwater treasures of the Protected Marine Area of Monte di Portofino or the enchanting landscapes surrounding the Slate Cycling Route, which from Lavagna goes up the Fontanabuona Valley. With its busy port, Genoa has been welcoming for centuries travelers from all over the world: you could be the next!
Rules & regulations
Conditions to be a Fairbnb.coop Host in Genova:
In recent years, the offer of short rental tourist apartments has multiplied, particularly in the historic center: for travelers, they are certainly an opportunity to have most of the attractions at hand and to save money, especially for those who go on family vacation and loves cooking.
Rents for residential use, however, have remained few and with high fees: it is difficult, especially for younger people, to find homes at an affordable price to start independent life paths. The real risk is that the old town will become a district perfect to be crossed instead of lived, losing its inhabitants.<br> For this reason fairbnb.coop includes on its platform only regularly registered hosts who rent to tourists a room inside the house in which they live or a single apartment within the Municipality of Genoa. Multi-owners who purchase properties for speculative purposes and offer them for short rent rather than for residential use will therefore be excluded. These are the sustainability criteria to be respected to become Fairbnb.coop Host in Genoa:
- One host = One house on the tourist market
- CITRA code certifying registration with the Liguria Region
Fairbnb.coop is working on the possibility of collecting local taxes directly. In the meanwhile, guests will have to pay the due amount to the hosts. On the municipal regulation (in Italian only) you will find the tax limits and possible exemptions.
Genoese node of fairbnb.coop is coordinated by Focus, a social cooperative company that gives employment to disadvantaged people by offering services in various areas, from web communication to apartment cleaning. The mission of Focus is to create added value for the whole community, promoting its socio-economic and cultural development while constantly respecting individual dignity, collective rights and the environment.
In Genoa fairbnb.coop will support various projects, democratically chosen by all the actors involved. The first projects are aimed at fostering community cohesion, cohabitation and active citizenship in the historic center and at providing essential services in other neighborhoods, the most disadvantaged and least touristed in the city.
During your stay you can participate in initiatives and workshops related to social projects financed by fairbnb.coop ... Genoa, Christopher Columbus' birthplace, will make discover a new world to you too!
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