Luggage and bags: Leave your luggage in the hotel, just take with you a backpack, possibly not too heavy!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In Genova there's usually a good weather in all seasons except autumn when it rains a lot. The temperature is higher than in the rest of Northern Italy, much more similar to Southern Italy. So you usually don't need big coats... but a good pair of shoes!
Miscellaneous: Prepare to walk a lot, most of the streets are for pedestrians only, no buses, and the best way to enjoy Genova is walking, keeping your eyes looking high among the tiny streets of the old town!
Luggage and bags: The disorders. This picture can be the symbol of what happens if public demonstrations, that MUST be possible, become from one side manipulated by few people and from the other managed by umprepared police officers.
They made their best but I don't want to say more about it. I young man died on july 20th in Genoa, and this fact is enough to say 'stop!' to this kind of summits.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Study Abroad
Miscellaneous: C.Paganini, 'Stazione Principe dall'Hotel di Londra', 1900 c.a. (Fonte:Archivio Fotografico del Comune di Genova)