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Genoa, Italy


Genoa Harbor

Introduction

Genoa (pronounced gena-wah) is a port city in Northern Italy in the Ligurira region.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock at Stazione Maritima de Genova or the neighouring Ponte Andrea Doria both near the main train station (Principe).


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Money and Tipping

Italy's currency is the Euro (EUR). In Europe, it is common to leave a small tip (5-10%) at restaurants. Taxi drivers do not need to be tipped.

Local Transportation

There is a single line metro system with a station close to the the cruise terminal. The town center is only two stops away but the walk is only around 1km. From the cruise terminal walk north one block to Principe Station. Take the train eastbound for two stops and get off at San Giorgio station. Fares are €1.50 for 100 minutes for the bus or metro (Jan 2012).

Hotels

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Sights

  • Acquario di Genova (Genoa Aquarium) - Europe's second largest aquarium. Entry from €23 (Jan 2012).
  • Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - one of many churches in Genoa
  • Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) - now houses a museum and used for hosting events
  • Via Garibaldi - This street is home to many palaces, many open to the public and containing art galleries.

Shopping & Restaurants

The main shopping corridors of Genoa are the streets that radiate out from Piazza De Ferraris. The best boutiques and fashionable shops are found on via XX Settembre, via Roma, and in the elegant Galleria Mazzini. Small shops and restaurants can be found in the old city and including via San Luca.

Been Here Before

  • Portofino
  • Cinque Terre - These five picturesque small towns perched on cliffs are connected only by railway, hiking trails, or by boats.
  • Milan - Italy and Europe's fashion capital is 140km to the north of Genoa. Trains run every 20 to 60 minutes from the main train station beside the cruise terminal. Journey time is between 90 min to an hour and fares are approx €18 one way. IC (Inter City) trains are a bit quicker but more expensive than R (regional) trains. http://www.trenitalia.com/ If you plan on seeing the last supper fresco, you will need to reserve a ticket weeks in advance. http://www.cenacolovinciano.net/

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Weather

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