Europe and the Mediterranean


Genova in Italian; Zena in ligurian dialect

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  • Cristoforo Colombo Airport, in Genoa


  • The port of Genoa is connected by ferry with many western Mediterranean ports, among them Barcelona, and is a key port in cruise tourism:


  • Rail link through the State Railways (Ferrocarriles del Estado) (FS)
  • Intercity buses
  • Buses ( ) and subway, as well as cable cars and lifts



Where to sleep

Tourist office

Tourist Office Center, near the  Piazza de Ferrari:

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti; Tel. (+39) 010 24 87 11

Opening hours: from 09.30 h to 19.45 h;

To visit


  • Cathedral or duomo  San Lorenzo
  • Torre de la Lanterna (symbol of the city)
  • Church of San Mateo
  • Porta Soprana
  • Torre Embriaci


  • Cultures of the World Museum Castello d’Albertis: tel. (+39) 010 272 38 20
  • Maritime Museum: tel. (+39) 010 234 56 55
  • National Antarctic Museum: tel. (+39) 010 254 36 90
  • Museum of Oriental Art: tel. (+39) 010 542 285


  • The historic centre of Genoa, with its narrow streets, is very picturesque
  • In the Piazza de Ferrari is the Opera and the Palazzo Ducale (
  • Genoa has many public parks
  • Strade Nuove area (urbana rea from the late 16th century) was declared Workd Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006
  • The Città dei Bambini is a must for children (3 to 14 year olds):
  • The Aquarium in Genoa is advertised as the largest in Europe:

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Ramon Llull quotations

«The gluttonous man, when not eating cries and when he has eaten he has regrets»

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Ramon Llull has been considered the architect of literary Catalan.

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