A port city for over 1,000 years, Genoa isn’t in need of an excellent bar or two. I hit the city with fashion designer Jacopo Pennone, who splits his time between Genoa and Shanghai. La Lepre within the old town is an unpretentious and welcoming place with a large terrace, excellent wines and beers and a fine array of dogs. Most Ligurian wine is white (red grapes don’t do so well on the region’s rocky hillsides). The carefully associated vermentino and pigato are the most common varieties.