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Introduction to Genoa

Genoa is a city.

Genoa has a population of 580,097 people. Genoa sits at 20 above sea level.

One of the best attractions in the city is Aquarium of Genoa. This aquarium gets top reviews from travelers from all over the world.

Another popular attraction in the city is Piazza De Ferrari. This attraction is a tourist attraction and is one of our top recommendations for travelers.

The best local hotel is Mercure Genova San Biagio. This accommodation has an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 by 2858 guests.

Top services in Genoa

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Genoa, Italy. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 305 airlines that fly to Italy. Browse the 175 top-rated tours available to you in Genoa. Compare the rates and services of the 6 types of places to stay in Genoa and the 11 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Genoa.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Genoa, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Genoa on your vacation in Italy.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Genoa from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the city of Genoa!

Learn more about Italy

There are many reasons to visit the city of Genoa, but a trip to Italy needs no explanation.

Exploring Italy, which spans 301,338 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Italy offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Aquarium of Genoa, Piazza De Ferrari, and the Porto Antico, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Italy.

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What to see in Genoa

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Genoa has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the city.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the city of Genoa.

Top attractions in Genoa

Home to plenty of top attractions, Genoa is more than just a wonderful city in Italy. Genoa is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Italy.

One fascinating sight in Genoa is the unforgettable Aquarium of Genoa. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the city, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Genoa.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Italy, check out our list of top attractions in Genoa below. Discover the best places to visit in Genoa, including the fascinating Aquarium of Genoa, Piazza De Ferrari, Porto Antico, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and Galata Museo del Mare.

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Things to do in Genoa

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Enrich your travel experience in Genoa by joining tours and activities. Genoa offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the city.

Discover the most popular experiences in Genoa below.

Most popular experiences in Genoa

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the city of Genoa.

Genoa offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Historical Tours, Walking Tours, and Lunch Experiences are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Italy.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Genoa by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Genoa

Travelers in Genoa can choose from 17 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Cultural Tours is the answer.

The most popular tour in Genoa is the fantastic Tour of Genoa and Day Trip to Portofino from Genoa. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Genoa one of the best travel destinations in Italy.

Genoa also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Skip the Line: Single ticket to visit the Open Air Museum, Museum, Lighthouse is the cheapest tour in the city. This experience costs around 6 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Genoa. Around 18 travelers have given this activity an average rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Secure an unforgettable experience for your upcoming trip to Genoa and book a top-rated tour in the city. Discover the best tours, activities, and tickets in Genoa below.


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Discover the best things to do in Genoa. Choose from 175 fantastic tours and activities available in the city.

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Vacation packages in Genoa

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The best and easiest way to visit Genoa is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Italy.

Booking a vacation package to Genoa means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Genoa to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Genoa is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 39 unique vacation packages to Genoa, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the city of Genoa.

Popular types of vacations in Genoa

The most popular way to experience Genoa is by visiting the city as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Italy. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Genoa on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Italy, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Italy, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Genoa, there is a vacation package for you.

Discover the most popular vacation packages in Genoa below.

Top vacation packages in Genoa

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Italy. In fact, you can choose from as many as 39 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Genoa, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Italy.

To help narrow your choices down, here are some of the best vacation packages for exploring the city of Genoa.

For an epic vacation, discover Genoa and other top destinations in Italy on a top-rated holiday like the 10-Day Italy Road Trip from Genoa to Verona, Arezzo, Rome, and Florence. This vacation package provides travelers with tons of opportunities to experience not only the most popular attractions in Genoa, but also in other top places to visit in Italy. If Villa Brignole Sale, Duchess of Galliera, Via Garibaldi, Piazza della Vittoria, and Piazza De Ferrari are on your bucket list, this is the perfect vacation package for you.

If you would like to go on a budget vacation in Genoa, book the popular Cheap 3-Day Italy City Break in Genoa and spend as little as 164 EUR. This vacation will take you on a journey to experience some of the most incredible attractions and sights in Genoa, including the fantastic Villa Brignole Sale, Duchess of Galliera, Via Garibaldi, Piazza della Vittoria, and Piazza De Ferrari.

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Discover and compare 39 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful city of Genoa.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Genoa get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in Italy. Your customized holiday package to Genoa is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Genoa

To get to the city of Genoa the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Italy can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Genoa by booking flights with any of the 13 airlines that offer direct flights to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport are Ryanair, Air China, Azul, United Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. Go to this page to compare all flights to Genoa.

To reach the city of Genoa, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Genoa, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport and Genoa below.

Find cheap flights to Genoa

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Genoa, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Italy. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Genoa, Italy, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Genoa costs around 21 EUR and is offered by the airline Ryanair.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Genoa cost approximately 21 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on September 17 and the return flight is scheduled on September 16. The flight time is around 2 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Bari Karol Wojtyła.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Italy and the city of Genoa from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Genoa

Travelers visiting Genoa in Italy can fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport directly from 1332 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport and the city of Genoa in Italy depart from Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport in Genoa, Italy, Norman Manley International airport in Kingston, Jamaica, and Cochin International airport in Kochi, India.

Travelers can fly to Italy by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Genoa; from 2 weekly flight(s) from Kingston; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Kochi.

The airline that operates most flights to Italy is Cambodia Angkor Air. Cambodia Angkor Air offers 1 scheduled flight routes to Italy.

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Where to stay in Genoa

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a city as fantastic as Genoa is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Genoa usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Genoa offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the city allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Genoa and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Genoa planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Genoa, you'll find 6 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Italy can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Genoa. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the city, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Genoa.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Genoa in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Genoa

A trip to the fascinating Genoa, Italy, means opportunities to relax at any of the 6 different types of places to stay in the city. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 517 vacation rental apartments, 490 hotels, 26 cottages, 14 bed & breakfasts, 9 guesthouses and 3 hostels. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Genoa provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the city, Mercure Genova San Biagio is one of the top picks of travelers in Genoa.

The hotel is located at Via Romairone 14, 14 and boasts many great utilities, including Air conditioning, Gym, and Restaurant.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Genoa. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Genoa, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose OStellin Genova - Hostel. For approximately 31 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Unknown at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 6 different types of places to stay in Genoa. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Genoa

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Genoa for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the city is home to around 1,060 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Genoa provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Genoa are created equal, finding the best in the city often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Genoa.

Grand Hotel Savoia offers the most luxurious rooms and is perfect for travelers looking for the ultimate 5-star hotel experience in Genoa. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Mercure Genova San Biagio, the top 4-star hotel in the city. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Genoa, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Hotel Britannia by Ostello Bello, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Genoa. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

Click the arrows or swipe the list to see each hotel's ratings, reviews, locations, rates, and more. You can read detailed descriptions of each hotel by clicking the cards.


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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the city of Genoa on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the city of Genoa that match the information provided.

Car rental in Genoa

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Genoa. Genoa has 11 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Genoa start from 20.64 EUR per day or 144.49 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Peugeot 108 Aut.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Genoa, starting from 10.58 EUR per day or 74.05 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Citroen C1.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Genoa, Italy, below.

Popular types of car rental in Genoa

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the city of Genoa to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Genoa can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Italy at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Genoa is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Genoa is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the city of Genoa.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful city of Genoa. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Genoa, Italy, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Genoa

Photo of The Aquarium of Genoa is the largest aquarium in Italy. Located in the old harbor area of Genova.

The city of Genoa is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Italy. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Italy has it all.

Italy is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Italy that are as magical as the city of Genoa. The most popular travel destinations in Italy are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

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When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Italy. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Genoa

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A taste of Italy through a visit to Genoa can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Genoa to another remarkable destination in Italy.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the city of Genoa to other spectacular locations in Italy, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

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Traveling to another city or region in Italy? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Genoa to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Italy on the selected dates.

Popular domestic flights from Genoa

Travelers in Italy can catch flights to domestic airports in Palermo, Rome, Olbia, Naples, and Catania. Domestic flights in Italy are operated by 3 airlines: Ryanair, Volotea, and ITA Airways. There are around 9 scheduled flight routes operating to Genoa on a weekly basis.

From Genoa, travelers can book scheduled flights to 9 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Genoa depart to many top-rated destinations in Italy and are offered by Ryanair, Volotea, and ITA Airways.

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