Who is Teseo

Teseo Rooms & Relax aims to be a real experience, not only a bed& breakfast where you can stay in the very heart of Genoa: we have 6 rooms and 3 apartments to discover Genova once and again.

Teseo Rooms & Relax comes from the demanding of finding a name which could evoke the place where it comes to life.

Teseo was born from the desire to create not a simple bed&breakfast, but a unique accomodation in Genoa deep in the heart of the hystorical centre, where in the maze of narrow alleys you wouldn’t expect to find a bed&breakfast where you can find yourself and surrender, like in a dream.

Discovering our location, sorrounded by a labirinth of streets, will make you catch the charm of the old city.

It’s only after having got lost in the old town alleys , the caruggi in the local dialect, the real pride and joy of the city, that you could find Teseo.

Theseus in Genoa

Like Teseo when decided to enter the labyrinth, we suggest you to get lost in the historic centre of Genoa.
Yes, we really mean it, get lost!

This is what you have to do when you visit the historic centre, getting lost and trying to be lead by perfumes, smells, the chatting of people around you, making your senses guiding you. We would be glad to welcome you in one of our exclusive rooms or refined apartments when you will be back from this journey down deep in the heart of the old town.

We would reserve a moment dedicated only to spoil you, with a relaxing sauna, an uplifting sensory shower or a pleasing steam bath, all set in an unexpected relax area that will leave you pleasantly surprised.

The myth

It all started when the king of Crete, Minos, asked the god fo sea Poseidon a bull as a gift, which should have been sacrifieced in his honor.

Poseidon accepted and made emerging from the water a magnificent white bull , which was so beatiful than the king decided to keep it for his herd istead of sacrificing it.

In order to punish him, Poseidon made Minos’ wife Pasifae falling in love with the bull. From their union Asterio was born, a creature half human, hald bull: the Minotaur.

The Minotaur was so ferocious that scared everyone, so Minos kept it closed in the Cnosso labyrinth. Dedalo built it, and it was so elaborated that no one could have escaped it.

Minos’ son, Androgeo, who was famous for his excellent athletics abilities, went to Athen to join the gymnastic games, but he was muredered by the young Athenians. Minos harshly took his revenge for his son’s death by defeating the Athenians and forcing them to pay a annual tribute, which consisted in 7 young boys and 7 young girls to feed the Minotaur.

Fed up with this abuse, the young and brave Theseus , son of Aegean, king of Athen, decided to go to Cnosso himself in order to kill the Minotaur.

At Minos’ court, Theseus met young Arianna , the daughter of the king of Crete and his wife, Pasifae. Arianna fell in love with Theseus at the first sight, and for this reason she betrayed her half-brother Minotaur, giving Theseus a ball of wool he could untangle at the entrance of the labyrinth to find his way back. Theseus met the Minotaur in the heart of the labyrinth, and after a hard struggle he eventually defeated him. Thanks to Arianna’s yarn , he was able to get out easily form the place. Theseus brought Arianna away from Crete with him, evenually abandoning her on the Island of Nasso. When she realized what he did, she cursed him and cried so much that Dionisus decided to give her a golden crown, which became a shiny constallation after her death, the Corona Borealis Constellation.


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Piazza di Soziglia, 1, 16123 Genova GE


(+39) 010 7534964 – (+39) 329 533 61 03

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