Genoa is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Before 1992 the port was separated from the city, but since then Genoa has reestablished its relationship with its waters.

Renzo Piano

Slow Fish 2023 returns to Porto Antico and Piazza Caricamento.

The history of event is interwoven with the continued evolution of an area that is profoundly important for the soul of the city.

You can find the main event areas at Porto Antico and Piazza Caricamento, including:

Porto Antico

The story of Genoa’s Porto Antico – a partner of Slow Fish 2023 – is the story of a port in constant evolution, one that has followed the course of innovations in shipbuilding and cargo handling, changing the coastline and port facilities in the process.

In the second half of the twentieth century port traffic gradually shifted to the city’s west side, and Porto Antico remained effectively unused until the renovation carried out in 1992 physically reconnected it to the city, returning it to its central role in the Genoese cityscape.

Since then, the area has continued to renew itself, offering new reasons to visit for tourists and locals alike.

Piazza Caricamento

Piazza Caricamento was once one of the noisiest and busiest areas in the city. Historically, it was in fact a railroad station, an area that many late 19th- and early 20th-century photos show crowded with wagons pulled by horses, donkeys, and oxen, waiting to load or unload goods.

At Slow Fish the square is transformed into a gastronomic court, where the flavors and aromas of our food trucks and street kitchens mix with the sights and sounds of the port and the old city.

Slow Fish 2023 is organized by Slow Food and the Liguria Region, with the support of the City of Genoa. We’re in the Porto Antico of Genoa from June 1-4. Sign up to the Slow Food newsletter for the latest updates. #SlowFish2023

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