Visit the biggest Italian maritime museum existing
Genoa: The Luzzati Museum
Meet this great Italian artist
Emanuele Luzzati was a great Italian artist, draftsman and theatre scenery designer. When in Genoa, pay a visit to his museum, at the Porto Antico (the old harbour): here you can find thematic exhibitions of his works, togheter with many artworks by the most important protagonists of illustration, film animation, comic and design.
Emanuele Luzzati had a very particular way of seeing life: he was persuaded to own his success to the racial laws, that allowed him to attend art school in Switzerland. Here he met other people who wanted to work as directors, filmmakers, and authors as him. Despite his personal experience, Luzzati was an optimistic person, who saw the positive side in people. The more his work was used and copied, the happier he was. His mission was to communicate his work.
He used to say “You can’t do anything alone” and he never imposed his own idea on others, above all with children: he didn’t force them to draw, he left them free to express themselves according to their needs…
Visit Genoa: helpful hints
Italian name: Genova
The Genoa Airport is an international airport, 30 minutes far from the city centre and connected by Volabus (ticket 6€). For transcontinental flight the nearest airport is Malpensa, Milan. From Malpensa, first you have to reach Milan Central Station by train or by bus (the train Malpensa Express leaves every 30 minutes, it takes 50 minutes and costs 13€. The bus Malpensa Shuttle leaves every 20 minutes, it takes 60/70 minutes and costs 10€). Then, there are many trains from Milan Central Station to Genoa, it takes about 1h 30.
The best way to move around Genoa is by bus. Single ticket 1,5€ for 100 minutes ride. There are many types of tickets, full explained on the A.T.M. Website. A characteristic way of transport you should try is the Funicolare di Sant’Anna (single ticket 0,90€).
What to do
Genoa is the capital city of Liguria region, North Western Italy. From Genoa you can reach many beautiful places on the seaside all along the charming Ligurian Riviera, especially the iconic Portofino. But also the city itself, it is very interesting! The area of the Old Harbour, for exemple, where is the huge Aquarium famous worldwide, and where takes place every September the most important Boat Fair in Italy (and in the Mediterranean area at all) called simply Salone Nautico.
Genoa is precious also for its heritage: Le Strade Nuove and the system of thePalazzi dei Rolli are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You should also see the fishing village of Boccadasse. Plan your trip with Italia Slow Tour tips: watch our web serie about Genoa and discover more about this wonderful city.
Where to sleep
The best area to book a place is the centre of the city, since the suburbs are less safe. Another great place to sleep is near XX Settembre street.