Genoa Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 86%History Buffs
- 73%Spiritual Seekers
- 62%Art & Design Lovers
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- GenoaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
Genoa or Genova was Gayle and my last stop during our recent Italy vacation. This City is not to be confused with Genoa Nevada, where many members of Gayle's extended family live. We took the train in from Cinque Terre in the afternoon and flew out the next day. In between, we walked around, enjoyed the many cozy streets of the Old City, ate well, wandered in and out of stunning churches, and strolled through the old Port.Recommended for:
City by the coastal area. Travelling into the city from Milan southwards see a winding road and lots of big trucks. Do extra care if you ever travel on own. Better to reach the city before dark falls would be advisable. Any case, for me, i travel during summer; long day light :)
- GenoaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4
I love gritty cities, good food, aquariums and ports. It's no wonder I loved Genoa. The city's compact historic center is impressive. I mean, just try to think of a Mediterranean culture who didn't attack, occupy or try to lay siege to Genoa at some point: Etruscans, Greeks, Visigoths, pirates, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians, etc. Each left some trace here.
They all tried to take Genoa for a reason. The city has one of the Mediterranean's most perfect ports, plus hills over the scenic city. There's more sightseeing up there these days than boiling oil, but it's still pretty cool.
And the food. In my opinion, Liguria has some of the best food of any Italian region, and Genoa is the capital. So, do the math. Seafood, pesto, ravioli.
- GenoaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
I got on a plane in Munich headed for Pisa, fell asleep, and woke up in Genoa. It turns out that weather was bad was in Pisa so they diverted to Genoa where they put us on buses. All I got to see was the coast line from the air and what I could see out the bus window. It looks like a nice place. Maybe I'll plan on being there next time.
- GenoaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Genoa is Italy's busiest port and a major train hub. It's also got an aquarium, a large medieval quarter, cathedrals, museums, and it's the birthplace of basil pesto sauce. In the last decade it's been infused with funds and revitalized. It's also a good base for day trips to the Italian Riviera. I was traveling on a very tight budget and stayed at a cheap Genoa hotel. (Actually a nunnery) and I'd hop on the train and head to the beach towns where lodging was more expensive. I spent a week there long ago, and hope to return soon.
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