Genoa, Italy

Genoa is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria.Famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa remains a bustling seaport. The city's Renaissance heritage is preserved in splendid palaces overlooking the harbor.

The Old Quarter of Genoa, is especially enthralling for those who like to explore. It is best to travel on foot through the narrow streets (called carruggi) which are meticulously kept, as are the expansive palazzi (mansions) of medieval merchants which line them. Around the Palazzo Reale, many shops sell Turkish carpets and the best of silk.

Other attractions in Genoa include the Palazzo Ducale now used for exhibitions and concerts, the Via Garibaldi art gallery and the original waterfront or Porto Antico. The waterfront is also full of atmosphere and there are many bars and restaurants where one can watch the world go by. The 16th century lighthouse, the Lanterna, which rises over 120 meters (325 steps!) above the sea, can be seen 50 kilometers away, and has guided mariners to the port for 100s of years.

Things to See & Do

* Piazza de Ferrari
* Strada Nuova
* St. Lawrence Cathedral
* Second largest aquarium in the world located at Porto Antico (old harbor)
* Galleria Mazzini

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 243 km²
Population – 645,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 010

Port Location – The Port of Genoa is located in downtown Genoa.

Transport Links – The Aeroporto di Genova - Cristoforo Colombo provides several daily flights from other major European cities such as Rome, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Paris. From the airport it is fairly easy to rent a car or take a shuttle (bus no. 100, also called Volabus) to the city center.

Genoa can be easy travelled to by train from Milan, Turin, Rome, Tuscany (Pisa, Livorno and Florence (changing train in Pisa or Viareggio)) and France (There is a direct train connecting with Nice).

Genoa can be reached via Eurolines coach from many European countries.

Genoa is an important port, and has many ferry services. Grandi Navi Veloci crosses from Barcelona weekly, and takes about eighteen hours. It also offers a weekly crossing to Tangiers, which takes around forty-six. Other direct ferry routes from Genoa are; Barcelona (Spain), Bastia (Corsica), Olbia, Palermo (Italy) and Porto Torres.

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Cruises from Genoa, Italy

Cruise Date Duration
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 12/12/21 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 13/12/21 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 19/12/21 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 20/12/21 7 nts
MSC Poesia, 1 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Marseille, France 21/12/21 1 nts
MSC Poesia, 2 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Barcelona, Spain 21/12/21 2 nts
MSC Poesia, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy 21/12/21 4 nts
MSC Poesia, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 21/12/21 5 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 26/12/21 7 nts
MSC Poesia, 10 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 26/12/21 10 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 27/12/21 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 02/01/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/01/22 7 nts
Poesia, World Cruise 2022 ex Genoa to Southampton 05/01/22 124 nts
Poesia, World Cruise 2022 ex Genoa Return 05/01/22 116 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 36 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Valparaiso,Chile 05/01/22 36 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 72 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Sydney, Australia 05/01/22 72 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 93 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Singapore, Republic of Singapore 05/01/22 93 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 129 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Warnemunde,Germany 05/01/22 129 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 128 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Copenhagen, Denmark 05/01/22 128 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 17 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 05/01/22 17 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 21 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Buenos Aires, Argentina 05/01/22 21 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 09/01/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 10/01/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/01/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 17/01/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/01/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 24/01/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 30/01/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 31/01/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 06/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 07/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 13/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 14/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 20/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 21/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 27/02/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 28/02/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 06/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 07/03/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 13/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 14/03/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 20/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 21/03/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 27/03/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 28/03/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 1 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Marseille, France 02/04/22 1 nts
MSC Splendida, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Taranto, Italy 02/04/22 4 nts
MSC Splendida, 3 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Siracusa, Italy 02/04/22 3 nts
MSC Splendida, 6 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy 02/04/22 6 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 02/04/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 6 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Trieste, Italy 03/04/22 6 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 04/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 6 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Palermo, Italy 05/04/22 6 nts
MSC Seaside, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy 05/04/22 5 nts
MSC Seaside, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 05/04/22 4 nts
MSC Seaside, 2 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Valencia, Spain 05/04/22 2 nts
MSC Seaside, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Valencia, Spain 09/04/22 5 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 09/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 09/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 10/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Barcelona, Spain 10/04/22 5 nts
MSC Seaview, 6 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Marseille, France 10/04/22 6 nts
MSC Seaview, 3 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Valletta, Malta 10/04/22 3 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 11/04/22 7 nts
MSC Virtuosa, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 15/04/22 4 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 17/04/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 9 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 18/04/22 9 nts
MSC Magnifica, 10 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Southampton,United Kingdom 19/04/22 10 nts
MSC Magnifica, 2 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Barcelona, Spain 19/04/22 2 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 24/04/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 11 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Copenhagen, Denmark 27/04/22 11 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 10 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Kiel,Germany 27/04/22 10 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 30/04/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 30/04/22 7 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 13 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Warnemunde,Germany 01/05/22 13 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 12 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Copenhagen, Denmark 01/05/22 12 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 01/05/22 7 nts
MSC Poesia, 2 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Barcelona, Spain 01/05/22 2 nts
MSC Poesia, 1 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Marseille, France 01/05/22 1 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 07/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 07/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 08/05/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 14/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 14/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 15/05/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Barcelona, Spain 16/05/22 5 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Palma de Mallorca, Spain 16/05/22 4 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/05/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 1 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Ajaccio, France 16/05/22 1 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 9 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy 16/05/22 9 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 21/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 21/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 22/05/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/05/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 28/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 28/05/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 29/05/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 30/05/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 04/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 04/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 05/06/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 06/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 11/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 11/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 12/06/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 13/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 18/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 18/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 19/06/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 20/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 25/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 25/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 26/06/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 3 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Valletta, Malta 26/06/22 3 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 27/06/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 02/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 02/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/07/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 04/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 09/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 09/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 10/07/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 11/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 17/07/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 18/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 24/07/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 25/07/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 30/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 30/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 31/07/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 01/08/22 7 nts
Journey, Italy Intensive ex Genoa to Venice 06/08/22 11 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 06/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 06/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 07/08/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 08/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 13/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 13/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 14/08/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 15/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 20/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 20/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 21/08/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 22/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 27/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 27/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 28/08/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 29/08/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 04/09/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 05/09/22 7 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 10/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 10/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 11/09/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 12/09/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Valencia, Spain 15/09/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Lisbon, Portugal 15/09/22 5 nts
MSC Fantasia, 3 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Malaga, Spain 15/09/22 3 nts
MSC Fantasia, 8 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Barcelona, Spain 15/09/22 8 nts
MSC Fantasia, 1 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Marseille, France 15/09/22 1 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 15/09/22 9 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 17/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 17/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 18/09/22 7 nts
MSC Meraviglia, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Barcelona, Spain 19/09/22 5 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 22/09/22 4 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 3 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Cannes, France 22/09/22 3 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 6 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy 22/09/22 6 nts
MSC Orchestra, 10 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy 22/09/22 10 nts
MSC Orchestra, 11 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 22/09/22 11 nts
MSC Preziosa, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/09/22 5 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 24/09/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 24/09/22 9 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 24/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 25/09/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Palma de Mallorca, Spain 26/09/22 4 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 26/09/22 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 28/09/22 5 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 01/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 01/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 02/10/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/10/22 7 nts
MSC Orchestra, 11 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/10/22 11 nts
MSC Preziosa, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/10/22 5 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 03/10/22 9 nts
MSC Poesia, 11 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 05/10/22 11 nts
MSC Poesia, 8 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Malaga, Spain 05/10/22 8 nts
MSC Poesia, 6 Night ex Genoa, Italy to Funchal, Portugal 05/10/22 6 nts
MSC Preziosa, 4 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 08/10/22 4 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 08/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 08/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 09/10/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 10/10/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 9 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 12/10/22 9 nts
MSC Orchestra, 11 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 14/10/22 11 nts
MSC Splendida, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 15/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 15/10/22 7 nts
MSC Poesia, 11 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/10/22 11 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 16/10/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 17/10/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 10 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 21/10/22 10 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 22/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaside, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 22/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 23/10/22 7 nts
MSC Grandiosa, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 24/10/22 7 nts
MSC Poesia, 11 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 27/10/22 11 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 30/10/22 7 nts
Grandiosa, Mediterranean ex Genoa Return 31/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 06/11/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 5 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 13/11/22 5 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2023 - 118 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 05/01/23 118 nts
MSC Magnifica, 116 Night ex Genoa, Italy Return 05/01/23 116 nts