Genoa Cruise

The Acquario di Genova
A charming old town
The home of pesto!

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Genoa

A mix of cultures and fragrances

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style; it’s a great cruise excursion.

Indeed “La Superba” (The Superb), as it was known at the height of its authority as a Mediterranean superpower, boasts more zest and intrigue than all the surrounding coastal resorts put together.

During a holiday to Genoa you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways home to large palazzi built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families and now transformed into museums and art galleries. You should seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the grandest days of the city’s past, when its ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Acquario di Genova is the city’s pride and joy, parked like a giant ocean liner on the waterfront, with seventy tanks housing sea creatures from all the world’s major habitats, including the world’s biggest reconstruction of a Caribbean coral reef. It’s a great aquarium by any standards, the second largest in Europe by capacity, and boasts a fashionably ecology-conscious slant and excellent background information in Italian and English.

Just 35 km south of Genoa, there’s no denying the appeal of Portofino, tucked into a protected inlet surrounded by lush cypress- and olive-clad slopes. It’s an A-list resort that has been attracting high-flying bankers, celebs and their hangers-on for years, as evidenced by the flotillas of giant yachts usually anchored just outside. It’s a tiny place that is attractive yet somehow off-putting at the same time, with a quota of fancy shops, bars and restaurants for a place twice its size.

Must see places in Genoa

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    REACH THE PORT

    Port of Genoa

    See all the information you need on getting to the port of Genoa and parking.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Ponte dei Mille/Andrea Doria

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      From the A10 (Autostrada dei Fiori), A7 (Milan-Genoa) and A26 (Alessandria-Genoa) motorways, take the Genoa Ovest exit. 
      Then follow the signs marked Genoa Port.
      Car

      Parking Information

      GARAGE PONTE DEI MILLE
      Tel. +39 0102462613
      E-mail: info@garagepontedeimille.it
      • Uncovered/Covered parking
      • Valet service
      • Reach the luggage drop off zone of the cruise terminal and the staff of the parking will take care of your car.
      VALET PARKING STAZIONI MARITTIME SPA
      Tel.  +39 010 0898 335 
      E-mail: park@stazionimarittimegenova.com   
      Book your parking with MSC

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      VEHICLE DAYS RATES
      Car 2 € 30,00
      Car 3 € 40,00
      Car 4 € 50,00
      Car 5 € 60,00
      Car 6 € 70,00
      Car 8 € 90,00
      Car 9 € 100,00
      Car 10 € 110,00
      Car 11 € 120,00
      Car 12 € 130,00
      Car 13 € 140,00
      Minivan 2 € 30,00
      Minivan 3 € 45,00
      Minivan 4 € 60,00
      Minivan 5 € 75,00
      Minivan 6 € 90,00
      Minivan 8 € 120,00
      Minivan 9 € 135,00
      Minivan 10 € 150,00
      Minivan 11 € 165,00
      Minivan 12 € 180,00
      Minivan 13 € 195,00
    • Train

      Genoa Piazza Principe station is about 1 kilometre from the Port. 
      You can reach the Port by taxi (2 minutes depending on traffic).
      Genoa Brignole railway station is about 4 km from the Port and you can reach it by bus or taxi.
      Train
    • Plane

      Cristoforo Colombo airport is about 10 kilometres from the Port.
      It is served by taxi and by bus.
      The bus will take you straight to Genova Porta Principe railway station.
      Plane

    Italy

    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
     
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.