Travel and Culture in Liguria
Genoa was born and developed in the homonymous gulph, between Voltri and Nervi.
The town of Genoa is a synthesis of the various features of the region Liguria, with its port and the old palaces, that bear witness of its past as a Maritime Republic.
Genoa has got a surface of 1.838 square km, it includes 67 communes and has got 903.000 inhabitants, among which 632.000 reside in Genoa itself.
You can reach Genoa by plane, thanks to Cristoforo Colombo airport in Sestri Ponente, that is connected with the town centre through the AMT bus line of the ‘Volabus’ service.
You can get to Genoa by sea too, with the regular ferry-boat service that connects the town with the Mediterranean islands (Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica) and with Spain and Tunisia.
Otherwise, if you decide to arrive by car, the most important motorways are four: the A12 Genoa-Rosignano, the A26 Voltri-Gravellona, the A10 Autostrada dei Fiori (the Flower motorway) Genoa-Ventimiglia and the A7 ‘Serravalle’ Genoa-Milan.
The most important railway stations are Genoa Porta Principe (from and to the west -Ponente- and to the north) and Genoa Brignole (connections to the east Levante-).
Genoa photographies kindly granted by A door to Italy - Genoa