Web serie: Genoa Slow Tour
Explore the city centre and the Old Harbour, St Fruttuoso and Portofino
- Genoa, a sightseeing artistic tour
- Genoa: The Old Harbour (Porto Antico)
- Aquarium of Genoa: meet manatees, sharks and penguins
- Aquarium of Genoa: the sphere of biodiversity
- Genoa: The submarine Nazario Sauro
- Genoa: The Galata Sea Museum
- Genoa: The Lantern, lighthouse and museum
- Tre Merli Restaurant at Genoa
- Genoa: The Luzzati Museum
- San Fruttuoso Abbey
- The Christ of the Abyss
- Something you still don’t know about Portofino
- Portofino untold: the Park Museum
The region Liguria is an amazing stripe of land, between mountains and sea, with so many different landscapes and treasures to discover. Genoa, the main city of this thin region, is a whole world itself. In this 13 episode web serie, Patrizio explores the city, from a walk in the very centre, to the Old Harbour (Porto Antico) where you find the famous Acquarium, the Submarine Nazario Sauro and the Galata Sea Museum. What about the charming St Fruttuoso Abbey and bay? And is there anyone that doesn’t know Portofino? Classic Italian postcard, for sure.
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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.