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About Genoa

One of Italy’s unique and vibrant cities, Genoa has a population of almost 600 thousand, making it the 6th largest city in Italy. It is also one of the largest cities on the Mediterranean coast of Europe. With it’s major port Genoa welcomes millions of tourists every year. Although it is sometimes left in the shadows of Italy’s more famous cities like Rome and Venice, tourists looking for alternative destinations know of Genoa. The city attracts attention for its sea, historic structures and delicious cuisine. Genoa was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2004.  This beautiful city is the birthplace of famous explorer Christopher Columbus. Going on a tour of Italy by starting from this famous explorer’s city would add extra meaning to your travels.

After arriving in Genoa it is very easy to visit other popular destinations in Italy like Riviera, Portofino, and Cinque Terre. There are direct flights to Genoa, which is reminiscent of a charming Italian town, from Rome, London, Munich, Paris, Madrid, and Istanbul. You can reach the city center from the airport via bus 100. If you’re thinking of doing a multi-city tour of Italy, using the train could be a good option. Since it is a port city, ships that take off from the port go to Barcelona, Tunisia, Morocco, and Malta. Also consider touring the city by bus; tickets are only 1.5 Euros and valid for 100 minutes. The all-day public transportation ticket price is 4.5 Euros. Make sure to visit these squares during your tour of the city, Piazza Acquaverde, Stazione Genova Piazza Principe, Piazza de Ferrari, Largo Zecca, and Piazza Corvetto. The city is also home to Europe’s second largest aquarium, which is worth visiting. Since the city is a port city it has an expansive maritime museum, Museo del Mare. The House of Christopher Columbus is also worth seeing.  

Transportation to Genoa City Center from Airport


Genoa - Christopher Columbus  Airport

It is very easy to travel to the city center from Cristoforo Colombo Airport, which is located only 6 km of the city center. Volabus is for those who prefer public transportation, but there are different alternatives if you prefer a more comfortable transportation. Although there are many railway transportation systems in the city center, there are no lines carrying passengers to the city center.


With Volabus offering shuttle bus service between the airport and the city center, you can reach the city center in about half an hour by paying 6 Euro. The bus stops by the two train stations after passing through the city center. You can buy your city in the bus or from the machine at the airport. With your Volabus ticket, you can also use the means of public transportation in the city center for 60 minutes during the same day. The first bus departs at 05:50 am and the last bus departs at 11:05 pm.


Shuttles don’t pass through the city center. However, if you want to go to Sestri Ponente or marine, this is a comfortable and affordable means of transportation. You can benefit from the shuttle service between 06:53 am and 07:36 pm. The travel lasts about 12 minutes. From the machines located next to the departure gate of the arrivals terminal on the first floor, you can buy your ticket by paying 1.60 Euro. You can transfer with the same ticket in 100 minutes.


There are taxi stands on the right side of the arriving passenger departure gate. The travel to the city center lasts about 24 minutes if there is not much traffic.

Hotel Shuttle

The number of hotels is very high in the city which has become an important tourist destination and transfer point for many visitors. Therefore, the majority of hotels offer airport shuttle service for their guests. In order to benefit from this service, you should get in contact with your hotel before your arrival and make a reservation.

Car Rental

You can agree with one of the car rental companies located at the airport and have a comfortable and free transportation service during your travel. If you wish, you can make this alternative more luxurious by renting a car with a private driver.

Weather in Genoa

DayMin - Max
ThursdayMin 24ºC - Max 33ºC
FridayMin 25ºC - Max 30ºC
SaturdayMin 22ºC - Max 29ºC
SundayMin 23ºC - Max 29ºC
MondayMin 22ºC - Max 32ºC

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