Irene Melega

Geneva

Spotter since 2019

My spots (20)

Umamido – Best ramen in Geneva

"Umamido" has become my favorite ramen bar in Geneva! I recommend their pork buns and the tonkotsu ramen. So yummy...

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Irene

Melega

Sican – Sustainable chocolate from Peru

"Sican" is a sweet artisanal chocolate shop in Geneva. All the cocoa they use comes from Batangrande in Peru. You have to try the truffles w/ olive oil...

shopping
Shopping
snacks
Snacks

By

Irene

Melega

La Jonquille – Craft beers and gigs

"La Jonquille" is a new arrival in my beloved neighbourhood of Jonction in Geneva. It's a cozy bar à bières, a pub & concert venue filled with good vibes!

bars
Bars
music
Music

By

Irene

Melega

Uchino – A piece of Japan in Geneva

"Uchino" in Geneva is a must-visit for all Japanese food lovers! It's actually a grocery store where you can get snacks as well as proper lunch. Amazing...

shopping
Shopping
snacks
Snacks

By

Irene

Melega

El Baraka – Kebab all night long

"El Baraka" probably makes the best kebab in Geneva -- it's an obligatory stop after perhaps a few more drinks than usual! Try their famous 'mitraillette'.

snacks
Snacks

By

Irene

Melega

Ludidou – toys made with love

"Ludidou" is a toy shop in Geneva that makes unique, environmentally friendly pieces -- fabric dolls that are 100% made in Switzerland!

shopping
Shopping

By

Irene

Melega

Pachamama – A green beauty oasis

"Pachamama" in Geneva is definitely my favourite hair & beauty salon! What sets it apart is that it's inspired by nature and environmentally friendly...

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Irene

Melega

Galpon Theatre – Performing arts at its best

Geneva's theatre scene would just not be the same without "Galpon Theatre"! 20 years later, it's still managed by its founder. It's so cosy & familiar!

theater
Theaters

By

Irene

Melega

About me

About me
First of all, I would just like to mention that I am not good at introducing myself, I never know where to start and every time I have found it so difficult to do it without being very obvious and boring!! But well, I will try to keep it short and sweet!

I am originally from Firenze, Italy, but about 10 years ago I decided to move away from my home country in quest of new adventures. After a short stopover in NYC working in a hostel, I landed in the Emerald Island, to be more precise in Dublin, where, originally planned for only 6 months, I ended up staying for over 6 years!

Over there I improved my English, started my work career, met people from all over the world and found my loved one, my current husband, Ale, to whom I got married 3 years ago, also from Tuscany. How funny is life? I had to go thousands of kms away from my home country, to find a local guy from Livorno, a city only 90 kms away from Florence!!

To carry on with my introduction, after many years spent in Dublin, we both felt the need to turn a page and Switzerland opened its arms to us and we decided to embrace this new challenge.

Since summer 2016, I have been living in Geneva, where I am currently working as an administrative assistant in a very interesting higher education institution and so far I haven't got bored of it!!

My passions: fashion, travelling, exploring, laughing, cooking (and obviously eating), dreaming!!

Why Geneva
I love Geneva, as it is my second home, "she" adopted me and, with her charm and style, keeps on fascinating me.

I have to say that she is not an easy one; she is quite reserved and mysterious, but she has a lot to give to her people and visitors, even though sometimes she is not considered as beautiful or as cool as some of her neighbouring cities.

Where else can you find me online?"
LinkedIn

Where to find me

Irene is not the only one

Meet our other Spotters from Geneva

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.
Filters
Price
Price