Tour Locations | A Stroll Through Carouge: Geneva's Little Italy
LOCATION 9 | A Stroll Through Carouge: Geneva's Little Italy
The ancient street
Stop here in front of the bank and look up the street where the tramway comes down.
This long street is called the ancient street because already some 2300 years ago, the Celts had made a path for going to their capital south of Lyon. When the Romans came, they made a real “via Romana” of it, a paved street. Today, it’s the only curvy street of Carouge. All the others are straight and perpendicular. Carouge was built like a chessboard.
Let's keep moving. With the bank on your left, we’ll follow this curvy street to our left, as of here called rue Vautier. After a few steps, there is a gap between the buildings to your left where we enter the backyard. A sign says “Centre musical Dunant”. I'll let you know where to turn.