Genoa travel guide

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You're Going to Love Genoa

A great trading republic of the renaissance, the home port of Christopher Columbus, and in latter years a portal to the Italian riviera, Genoa is a fascinating jumble of grand historical palaces, modern attractions, and intriguing neighborhoods.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Genoa

What to do in Genoa

Piazza de Ferrari
Porta Soprana
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Palazzo Rosso
Top activities & attractions in Genoa

When to Visit Genoa

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May is a fantastic time to visit, with warm weather and relatively light crowds, but summer is just as good. The sea will be perfect for swimming and the long summer evenings seem made for al fresco dining.

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How to Get to Genoa

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Where to Stay in Genoa

Most of the best accommodation options are around the harbor, including the Hotel Melià, Grand Hotel Savoia, and the NH Collection Genova Marina.

Popular Neighborhoods in Genoa

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Where to stay in popular areas of Genoa

Most booked hotels in Genoa

How to Get Around Genoa

The Cost of Living in Genoa

Shopping Streets

To find an endless array of fashion boutiques, head to Piazza De Ferrari and then wander along Via XX Settembre, or head to the Fiumara Centro Commerciale near Sampierdarena station.

Groceries and Other

Supermarket options include Coop, Carrefour, and Ekom. Prices aren't too high. For example, expect 12 eggs to cost about EUR2.70.

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Where to Eat in Genoa

Genoa is a massive gastronomic destination, and the standard of eateries is high. Highlights include the 16th-century Le Cantine Squarciafico, the traditional fare at Le Cicale, and the burger specialists Il Masetto. Meals will cost about EUR30-40 with a bottle of wine included.