Genoa might be one of Italy’s biggest cities you’ve never heard much about (except for the salami, perhaps). Historically an important trading community on the shores of the Mediterranean, Genoa is now beloved for its historic medieval centre, astonishingly vibrant (and delicious) pesto and relaxed seaside charm. Packages to Genoa are a great way to experience the delights of Italy; start planning your trip today, if "Ge-noa" what's good for you.
Things to Do in Genoa
Drop off your bags at your accommodation in Genoa and head over to the Old City, a medieval maze of twisting caruggi (narrow streets) and one of the largest historical centres in Europe. Check out the neat striped facade of San Lorenzo Cathedral, which is nearly a thousand years old. It narrowly escaped destruction during a WWII bombing. (Spoiler alert: The bomb failed to detonate and still sits inside the cathedral today.) Admire the architecture of the historic Palazzo Reale, which now houses the National Museum; the Musee di Strada Nuova is another great stop for art lovers. In the afternoon, take a walk along the Corso Italia, the city's lovely promenade, over to the Boccadasse, a colourful fishing village with stunning views. Be sure to arrive in time for sunset!
Getting To & Around Genoa
Touch down at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), about 10 km west of the city; you can hop on the Volabus shuttle to the downtown area, or hire a taxi. Once you arrive at hotels in Genoa, you'll find it is quite easy to get around on the public buses or on your own two feet. Gotta walk off all that delicious pesto, anyway! If you plan on heading for the hills (or spending a night or two in Milan hotels, 150 km north), check out Wotif’s awesome car hire deals.
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