Europe and the Mediterranean

Genoa

Genova in Italian; Zena in ligurian dialect

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Cristoforo Colombo Airport, in Genoa

BY SEA

  • The port of Genoa is connected by ferry with many western Mediterranean ports, among them Barcelona, and is a key port in cruise tourism: http://www.porto.genova.it/

BY LAND

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

Currency

euro

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; www.apt.genova.it

To visit

Sights

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

Museums

  • 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

Also…

  • The historic centre of Genoa, with its narrow streets, is very picturesque
  • In the Piazza de Ferrari is the Opera and the Palazzo Ducale (www.palazzoducale.it)
  • 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): www.cittadeibambini.it
  • The Aquarium in Genoa is advertised as the largest in Europe: www.acquario.ge.it

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