23 FEB 2019

About Genoa

Italy's largest sea port is indefatigably contradictory, full at once of grandeur, squalor, sparkling light and deep shade. But a gateway to the Riviera for many travellers today, a weighty architectural heritage speaks of its former glory – the Most Serene Republic of Genoa ruled over the Mediterranean waves during the 12th to the 13th centuries – and history feels alive in Genoa. No more is this true than in its extensive old city, an often confronting reminder of pre-modern life with its twisting maze of narrow caruggi (streets), largely intact. Emerge blinking from this thrillingly dank heart to Via Garibaldi and the splendid gold-leaf halls of the Unesco-listed Palazzi dei Rolli.

Traveling to Genoa

The airport Cristoforo Colombo is located in the Sestri Ponente district, about 6 Km from the city center. It is linked to the city and the train stations (FS) with the public busses AMT line 100 Volabus. Departures take place every half an hour from the Piazza Verdi (in front of the Brignole train station). Car rental services are available at the airport an operated by Avis and Europcar.

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There are two main train stations in Genova: Genova Principe and Genova Brignole. Regional, InterCity and Eurostar trains toward all majors Italian and European cities are available.

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Four highways on the national network arrive in the city from various location:
- A12 Genova-Rosignano, exit at GE Nervi or GE Est for the Levante district
- A26 Voltri-Gravellona, merging with A10 near the Voltri district
- A10 dei Fiori, Genova-Ventimiglia, exit at GE Voltri - GE Pegli - GE Aeroporto or GE Ovest for the Ponente district
- A7 Serravalle, Genova-Milano, exit at GE Bolzaneto - GE Ovest for the northern part of the city

You can also reach Genova with the following maritime shipping company:
- Tirenia, direct line to the Sardegna island
- Moby Lines, going to Bastia in Corsica
- Tris, with lines toward Corsica and Sardegna
- Grimaldi, traveling to Sicilia, Sardegna and Spain
- Cotunav Tirrenia, toward Tunisia