Genoa: Itineraries & tips



"Genoa is surely one of Italy's most underrated city destinations."wandermustfamily.com
"Genoa is the nearest airport for visiting this luxurious hotel on a dramatically scenic part of the Italian Rivieria."aswetravel.com
"Genoa is also where you will find the widest variety and most affordable hotel and lodging options during your trip."followmeaway.com
"Genoa is where your train from Bolzano will arrive into and is your gateway to visiting the Ligurian Coast during your 10 day Italy itinerary."followmeaway.com
"Genoa is still a wealthy city."timetravelturtle.com
"Genoa is an impressive city and a place I felt I would instantly like to explore more, alas time was at a premium."backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk

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Around Genoa


Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA)

About Genoa

A city rich in art and a major seaport, of flourishing trade and commercial exchange, Genoa is one of the most alluring cities in Italy (visit Italy itineraries). Genoa offers its visitors incredible attractions and an incredible artistic heritage. Its medieval old town is an intricate labyrinth of alleyways, where among the shops, restaurants, and local stores, you can have a look on to the sight of the city's noble past in its 16th century palazzos, baroque edifices, and Romanesque churches, looming over the little piazzas. The places of tourists' interest involve the listed below: The porticos of Sottoripa - This port was once known for the controversies it carried. Today, it's a must to walk along these porticos to take in that which remains of the ancient atmosphere of the port. The port is a colorful place with shops full of spices and dried fruits, and the old fried fish shop. Piazza dei Banchi - This piazza was the commercial center of Genoa until the 19th century, and it was the home of one of the three biggest markets of the city, the grain market. The piazza is dominated by the Loggia dei Mercanti, built at the end of the 16th century, which became in 1855 the home of the first Borsa Merci in Italy (see itineraries). Via Orefici - It is blessed with one of the most beautiful portals of the historic center. Do try out the old Confetteria di Pietro Romanengo, which is a sweet shop that opened in 1780 and continues to be family-operated through seven generations. This part of the city is known for having fine marble and wood. It has its origins in the early 19th century, and has remained intact up until the present day. The park of Genoa's walls - This particularly appreciable park is located in the hills behind the city of Genoa. It has a long chain of 17th century walls, enclosing a large part of the city. This defensive structure was fortified in the 18th and 19th centuries by powerful fortresses, one of the vastest systems of fortifications in Europe. Some of the fortifications are well-preserved and open to visitors.

Things to do

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Aquarium – Acquario di Genova

Exploring the old town

One thought on “One day in Genoa – what to see and do with 24 hours or less”

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As a city that’s known for its role in maritime trade and as the birthplace of Christopher Colombus, one of the most famous naviga

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Eat & drink

Genoa is the place where Pesto Alle Genovese is originated. But the city is known for more delicious food. It’s time to get to kno

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Of all the food in Genoa, you can’t visit the city and not have pesto. This is where it comes from after all so you’re guaranteed

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First time visitors to Italy (plan Italy itineraries) seem to all gravitate towards the same blockbuster cities: Venice (see itineraries), Florence, Rome, maybe Naples or Mi

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As Genoa is in the north of Italy (plan Italy itineraries), the main language of its residents is Italian. Italy (Italy itineraries) is also part of the EU and the Schengen zo

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The ideal way to experience Genoa is to immerse yourself in its culture. This will provide a real feel for the city, its attribute

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Perhaps the best thing about a trip to Genoa is that you don’t need to invest a lot of time if you know what you’re looking for. T


The Perfect 1-Day Genoa Itinerary

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I had so much fun recreating what to do in Genoa from my own trip there in August. I really hope that, due to the international ai

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