Holiday homes and holiday rentals in Genova (City)

Genoa was founded by the Ligurians and had already by the 5th century BC developed into one of the most important ports. It maintained close trading links with the Greeks, Etruscans, Romans, and Carthaginians. Genoa was rebuilt with the help of the Romans after its destruction.

Genoa is the capital of Liguria as well as its economic and cultural heart. The city lies at the northernmost point of the Gulf of Genoa in the middle of an arc in the Ligurian coast. Genoa is named la Superba (the proud) and has the largest merchant harbour in Italy. It is the third most important industrial city in Italy after Milan and Turin.

The city of Genoa stretches over a length of 33,5 km along the coast fromVoltri in the West to Nervi in the East. To the North the city rises in a wide semi-circle along the slopes of the Ligurian Alps. Several bridges and tunnels make sure that despite the difficult topography of the city and sometimes chaotic building style that each part is connected to the other.

The Middle Age historical centre around S. Lorenzo cathedral is a maze of noisy, narrow and steep streets. Its loud and colourful life extends from the East of the harbour. The area to the north of the historical centre is an impressive document to the Renaissance and the Baroque. Two skyscrapers built in the 19th/20th century form a landmark to the East of the historical centre. The inner city is surrounded by new areas of the city. Part of this area contains spectacular modern buildings, villas and gardens which punctuate the uniformity of apartments and factories surrounding the city. To protect itself from land attacks, Genoa has been surrounded by a 15km long wall since the 17th century.


Sights:

Casa di Cristoforo di Columbo (House of Christopher Columbus)

Here Christopher Columbus spent his childhood.

Cattedrale San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Cathedral)

The history of the building of this church stretches over several centuries. In the treasury museum one can see the priceless treasures of the cathedral. (Mo. – Sa. 9.00 – 12.00h, 15.00 – 18.00h)

Lanterna

117m high in the Southwest of the harbour this is one of the oldest lighthouses in Europe (12thC). (Information Tel:+39 010/2465346)

Piazza San Matteo

In the middle of an area of Genoa that was dominated by the merchant family Doria there are many Palaces of the family. Moreover, the Romanesque black and white striped church with the tomb of Andre Doria is typical for the North Tyrrheanean coastal city.

Santa Maria di Castello

In the oldest part of Genoa nestling in a maze of narrow streets and steps is the oldest Marian cult site in the city. It originates from the 6th century.

Acquario di Genoa

The largest aquarium in Europe is situated in the harbour of Genoa.

Civico Museo Navale (Civil Maritime Museum)

Gives a history of navigation containing authentic navigation materials from the Middle Ages to the epoch of the present day transatlantic cruisers. In 11 exhibition halls.

Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso

Two splendid palaces with superb artistic collections including artists such as Brea, Tizian, Strozzi, Caravaggio, Dürer and Rubens. (Tue, Thur, Fr,...Wed, Sat,...Sun)

Palazzo Ducale

The palace of the rulers from the 17th 18th century was recently restored and is meanwhile one of the cultural centres of Genoa where numerous exhibitions take place.

Palazzo Reale

In this palace of the Savoy family there is a collection of precious tapestries, Rococo and Baroque furniture as well as works from Flemish and Italian masters. (eg. van Dyck, Guercino, Guido Reni, Tintoreto u.a.)

  • Genova (City)
  • GPS Data: 44.4056499, 8.946256
  • inhabitants: 582320
  • province: Genova
  • area: 243 km2
  • population density: 2396 locals/km2
  • neighboring cities: Recco Pieve Ligure Arenzano Sori

Genoa City in Italy | Province of Genoa, Liguria

Capital of Liguria, Genoa City is also called "La Superba". You will love walking in the streets and in the largest merchant harbour of Liguria during your stay in Italy.


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Airport in Genova > Genova (City)

Cristoforo Colombo Aeroporto di Genova

Airport in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: info@airport.genova.it

Telephone number: 3 901 060 151

Address: Via Pioieri E Aviatori d'Italia

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La Maliarda Adventure Park

Amusement Parks in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: info@lamaliarda.com

Telephone number: 3485822602

Address: Viale Enrico Caviglia

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Liguria Adventure

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E-mail: info@liguriadventure.it

Telephone number: 393 496 762 389

Address: Viale Enrico Caviglia

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Car Rentals in Genova > Genova (City)

Auto Europa

Car Rentals in Genova > Genova (City)


Address: Via Diano Marina, 26

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Hiking in Genova > Genova (City)

Liguria Adventure

Hiking in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: info@liguriadventure.it

Telephone number: 393 496 762 389

Address: Viale Enrico Caviglia

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Museums in Genova > Genova (City)

Acquario di Genova

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


Telephone number: 010/23451

Address: Ponte Spinola, Area Porto Antico

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Castello d'Albertis - Museo delle Culture del Mond

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: castellodalbertis@comune.genova.it; castellodalbe

Telephone number: 010 2723820 - 010 2723464

Address: Corso Dogali 18

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Galleria di Palazzo Reale

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


Telephone number: 0039-01027101

Address: Via Balbi 10

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Galleria di Palazzo Rosso/Bianco

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


Telephone number: 0039-0105574741

Address: Via Garibaldi 18 und 11

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Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: galspinola@libero.it

Telephone number: 102705300

Address: Vico della Tartaruga

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Museo del tesoro delle cattedrale San Lorenzo

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: museotesorogenova@libero.it

Telephone number: 010-2541250

Address: Via di Scurreria

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Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica di Belli Arti

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: conservazione@accademialigustica.it

Telephone number: 105 601 327

Address: Largo Pertini 4 (Piazza De Ferrari)

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Museo Emanuele Luzzati

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: info@museoluzzati.it

Telephone number: 010 2530328

Address: Porto Siberia, Porto Antico

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Museo San'Agostino

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: museosagostino@comune.genova.it

Telephone number: 010-2511263

Address: Piazza Sarzano, 35

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Museo Villa Croce - Il Museo d'Arte Contemporanea

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: museocroce@comune.genova.it

Telephone number: 010-580069 - 010-585772

Address: Via Ruffini, 5

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Padiglione del Mare e della Navigazione

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


Telephone number: +39 10.586.681

Address: Viale Enrico Caviglia

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Padiglione del Mare e della Navigazione

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


Telephone number: +39 10.586.681

Address: Porto Antico

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Palazzo Ducale

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: palazzoducale@palazzoducale.genova.it

Telephone number: 0039-0105574000

Address: Via San Lorenzo, 111

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Palazzo Tursi

Museums in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: museidistradanuova@comune.genova.it

Telephone number: 010/5572193

Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 9

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Liguria Adventure

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E-mail: info@liguriadventure.it

Telephone number: 393 496 762 389

Address: Viale Enrico Caviglia

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Restaurants in Genova > Genova (City)

Histoire Caf̩ Garibaldi

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Telephone number: 1,02E+08

Address: Viale Enrico Caviglia

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Theatre in Genova > Genova (City)

Teatro Carlo Felice

Theatre in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: biglietteria@carlofelice.it

Telephone number: 0105381.1

Address: Viale Enrico Caviglia

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Teatro della Tosse

Theatre in Genova > Genova (City)


E-mail: info@teatrodellatosse.it

Telephone number: 102487011

Address: Piazza Renato Negri, 6

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WhaleWatch Liguria

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Telephone number: 10265712

Address: Via di Sottoripa, 71

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