Where to stay in Genoa?
Genoa is an unforgettable city! It is one of the most important port cities in Europe and is where many cruise ships dock during European summer, in the famous ‘Mediterranean season’. It is not a city to be visited in a hurry and if you intend to stay there, today we will give you some tips on which region to choose. Do you want to know where to sleep in Genoa? Then read this post about the city of Genoa and see our accommodation tips and where to sleep in this beautiful city! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
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Genoa, or Zena in the Ligurian dialect, is one of the most famous and frequented port cities in Italy, as well as being one of the most beautiful and interesting! Right next to Savona, it is one of the cities chosen by passenger ships and cargo ships to dock safely and comfortably, because it has huge terminals for both passengers and cargo and all very well equipped, which offers unmatched efficiency when it comes to maritime services, entry and exit of people and goods. Would you like to know more about the Ligurian Region? Click here
In fact, one of the coolest areas in Genoa is the port area. Because it has a lot of movement, especially in the summer because of the movement of tourists who embark and disembark in the port, it is a very lively area. In the summer, nearby, street shows take place and the city seems to come to life! It is not one of the most beautiful regions, although it has improved a lot in recent years, but it is where authentic Genoa is! It is an old part of the city and, with the renovation of the Maritime Station, it has become an important point for anyone entering and leaving Genoa via the sea. It is possible to stay in other excellent areas of the city as well.
Important to Know
Guys, Genoa is not one of the safest cities in the world, however it is not the worst of them when it comes to security. Always good to remember: avoid walking alone in dark areas at night, or walking distracted, it can be dangerous, so be careful, O.K.?! Avoid walking with jewelry, showing cell phone, etc. In fact, care that we should always take when walking at night, wherever it may be.
1) Where to sleep in Genoa? IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER
A great area is the historic center. The historic center of Genoa is very characteristic, super charming. Genoa is not such a modern city, so don’t expect to find super new buildings, but the Porto Antico part was revitalized 20 years ago and that’s where the famous Bigo is. Bigo is a panoramic elevator that offers a breathtaking view. The area around this huge structure is full of life and also serves as a cultural center in the warmer seasons. Anyone who is curious, and wants to make an ‘uncompromised comparison’, can also visit Eataly Genoa, which is nearby!
Walking a little further you arrive at the Principe Station area. It is EXCELLENT for those who have little time in Genoa or prefer to stay closer to the station to facilitate getting around, although it is possible to walk peacefully through the city. Always with caution! The city is very busy, especially in the summer, so you can never be too careful with purses and wallets.
If you have time, and like it, you can visit the Aquarium of Genoa, which is one of the most beautiful in the world! Super famous, the aquarium houses more than 12,000 species of aquatic animals and plants. The aquarium is HUGE and the visit time varies between 2 and 3 hours, that is, if you are thinking of visiting it, do not go to Genoa in a hurry! Genoa: triple attraction maritime experience
Fontana di Ferrari (Fountain of Ferrari)
Nearby is also the fantastic Fontana di Ferrari, which is located in the symbolic square of the city, Piazza de Ferrari. It is IMPOSSIBLE to remain indifferent in front of this beautiful Fountain. A curiosity of this fountain: the bronze basin, the base of the fountain, was given by the son of a banker to the city; his goal was to leave a symbol for the city, something lasting. However it was very heavy and difficult to move, as it did not pass through the narrow streets of the city. The Fountain measures an impressive 11 meters in diameter and weighs 36 tons! And, at the end of the day, the gift has become the main symbol of Genoa!
Staying there is GREAT! It is close to everything, the city is, in general, flat, so it facilitates walking and there is a great structure of shops, hotels and restaurants in the surroundings.
The accommodation options that I advise with great value for money are:
- Bristol Palace Hotel
- Cairoli Hotel
- Nuovo Nord Hotel
- New Apartament in historical Genoa center apartment
2) Where to sleep in Genoa? NEAR THE MANIN STATION
If you don’t want to be in the center or close to Porto Antico, you can opt for the Manin station area. Walking you can reach Piazza di Ferrari (Ferrari Square) in 15 minutes, but if you prefer, the area of this region also has a good structure of restaurants, shops, bars, etc.
3) Where to sleep in Genoa? NEAR THE BRIGNOLE STATION AND PIAZZA CORVETTO (CORVETTO SQUARE)
Another area close to a station that facilitates transportation, in addition to not being so far from the center, is the Brignole station area. Discreet, it’s a great region for those who don’t mind walking. In the area of Piazza Corvetto there are also great accommodation options and for very fair prices; it also has a great structure of restaurants, bars and shops. It is 10 minutes walk from the center, that is: great choice, isn’t it ?!
4) Where to sleep in Genoa? NEAR THE DINEGRO STATION
If you want to stay a little further away, but still close to some subway station, consider the area of Dinegro Station. On foot, it is a little further, half an hour walk, but if you take the subway you will be there in less than 15 minutes. It is not a region with many attractions, but the ease of movement makes it a seductive region for those who want to stay a little further away from the hustle and bustle.
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Where to stay in Genoa? With over 1,000 years of existence, Genoa is the type of city that has the power to mesmerize us. The smell of the sea, the gray of historic buildings and the surprises that are revealed on every corner make this city unforgettable; Genoa conquers us in a unique way! It is special, historic, unique and worth visiting!
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