Genoa
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Experience Genoa with us

Genoa is home to Italy’s largest seaport, a part industrial, part hilly city where stunning palaces exist alongside beautifully coloured buildings, tall and elegant in appearance. A visit here, and you are ready to embark on an exciting journey of discovery, much like its former son, the explorer Christopher Columbus. Immerse yourself in the old-world atmosphere as you walk down the narrow alleyways. Explore the seaport area where exciting new café and restaurant developments have popped up. You also have exciting palaces and museums to visit, and if you’re able, steep hills to climb. Time exploring Genoa is time well spent.
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Our tips for Genoa

Hop on the bus: The best way to see the city is to hop on the bus! Take a Genoa hop-on hop-off bus tour, and that way, you’ll first work out where everything is, and secondly, be able to go back and hop off at the stop of your choice. It’s also a cheap and convenient way to get around town. Time to relax for a while: With all that touring, you will need a break. Make sure to visit a café under the frescoes in one of the palazzos. Also, while you’re at it, make sure to try a slice of authentic Genoese focaccia. Yum!

Good to know

Best time to visit
If you have to choose a time to visit, then spring is best. That would be between mid-April and mid-June. The climate is favourable, and it will be less busy than the high season of summer.
Stay Safe
Genoa is a safe destination, but you should always be aware of your belongings like many places. Explore the narrow streets by day; it’s partly what Genoa is known for, but try to avoid them late at night.
Money saving tips
Save money by booking a Genoa hop-on hop-off bus tour. You’ll get to see the city but also have available transport around the city.
Did you know?
Impress your friends with these tidbits of information • Come to Italy, and there is little doubt you’ll be indulging in the food. Pesto was created in Genoa; the locals call it ‘Pesto alla Genovese. • Are you reading this while wearing a pair of jeans? Well, the famous blue fabric was invented in Genoa! It was once used as a ship sails sacks and then later as trousers for the sailors. The name comes from the mangling of Genes, that’s Genova in French!

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