About me

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ― Marcel Proust

In 1994 I passed my professional exam and started work as a qualified tour guide. I mostly work in my home city of Genoa, but I also cover the wonderful sights of the nearby Italian Riviera. Some time ago, on a boat heading towards San Fruttuoso, I was asked if I ever get bored of visiting these places and showing them to travellers.

I replied no, I never tire of seeing them, taking photos and telling their stories. They are unique places that I know like the back of my hand, and I love them for their simultaneously heart-rending and intense beauty. I live amongst the places I describe, in the heart of the historic city centre: I know the roads, the palazzi and the churches. And I know the smells, the light, the spaces, the food and the faces even better.

Helping travellers experience the art, food, history and everyday life of this region is more than just my job. It is my passion.

Curriculum Vitae

Barbara Cudia

Hello Genoa

"Let your adventurous spirit always lead you on to discover the world that surrounds you, with all its oddities and its wonders. Once you discover it, you will love it."

Kahlil Gibran 


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