"GENOA - THE CITY OF BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES" Top 5 Page for this destination Genoa by balhannah

Genoa Travel Guide: 747 reviews and 2,017 photos

Genoa is in the Province of Liguria

World Heritage.....

It is said to have the largest historic district, "old quarter" in Europe.

Walking around the narrow alley ways, I certainly would believe that.

Genoa is Genova in Italian!

Genoa was the site of EXPO 92 and a 2004 European Culture Capital

What's on......

REGATTA..... is held the first weekend in June every fourth year.


The statue "Christ of the Depths", underwater at the bay's entrance, is celebrated at the end of July with a Mass, the illumination of the reefs and a line of underwater torches to show the way to the statue.

Genoa I loved!

Too much to see.......

Too much of interest.......

Too little time......

Would love to return for another couple of days to see all that I missed!

We have returned to the Ship once again, looking forward to a nice Dinner, Dinner show, and a good sleep, before arriving at our next port which is MARSEILLE - FRANCE

Make sure you have a good sleep, as there is some walking to be done tomorrow!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful buildings, architecture and sights!
  • Cons:Be careful in the alley ways!
  • In a nutshell:Genoa has some of the most beautiful Churches in the World!
  • Last visit to Genoa: May 2011
  • Intro Updated Sep 5, 2012
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Interesting page! Thank you!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jul 14, 2015 at 6:54 PM

      Thanks for visiting! Plenty of wonderful Churches here, I didn't get to see them all!

    • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
      Jul 14, 2015 at 11:50 PM

      I will do it for you if I come there.

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    From Genoa I know the airport, the autostrada around the town, some industry on the coast to the north, but never visited the city! Thanks for the tour.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Of the many trips going to Italy-never have seen this one and always wanted to do so. As usual your tips are in great detail and photos fine besides

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Oh it seems that I must plan a visit to Genova one day! I love port scenes and this old port looks especially gorgeous. Plus the great buildings and marvellous chiese! And then there is the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, which I desperately want to visit.
    Thanks for your tour, Dee :-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Dee, comprehensive page with gorgeous photos of Genoa. Although I have been to Italy already quite a few times, I never really made it to Genoa, which definitely seems to be well worth a visit.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Whenever I think of Genoa I think of the beautiful opera Simon Boccanegra, by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera takes place in Genoa in the middle of the 14th century when Boccanegra was the Doge.

    I have been through Genoa, but never stopped long enough for a proper visit. Now after reading your tips I think I will remedy that, especially since there is going to be a direct high-speed train connection, starting next year, between Frankfurt to Marseille, so I could go that way instead of by way of Milan.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 3:11 AM

    I had never really thought of visiting Genoa but there seems to be so much to do here :-) I love St Luke's and Santa Maria delle Vigne especially - who wouldn't, indeed!! The streets of the old town look lovely too - just the sort of place I like to explore. And wow, all those wonderful coffees (the stronger the better, for me)!!

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Ohhhhhhh boy...a new page...another one...I don't know how you manage Dee!!
    Ill have to come back for a look...soon I hope..busy up here...but I wanted to say hi...and thank you for your birthday wishes last week...all is well...no snow on the ground yet...and thats just fine by me thanks!!! Hope you and Ian are doing well...Soon Dee!!! :o) LOVE your new photos on your "start" page...I like that you keep them changing and fresh!!!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    What a wealth of things to see! And so many churches! A little like Vilnius but there some of the temples are neglected. Excellent page that I would surely use if I were to visit that wonderful city.


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