Cruise Port Atlas | Genoa, Italy Map | Location

Genoa, Italy Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Genoa: Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Celebrity, Princess, Costa, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean

Recommended Attractions: Rolli Palaces, Historic Genoa, Aquarium, La Laterna, Monumental Cemetary of Staglieno, Portofino, Camogli, Aveto and Capenne di Marcarolo Natural Parks, Rapallo, Santa Marguerita Ligure and Sestri Levanti, Cinque Terre

Genoa has long been one of the leading ports of the Mediterranean and the capital of Liguria, the coastal Italian state that includes much of the Italian Riviera. It is also one of the most under-appreciated tourist destinations in Europe. This historic port has the largest historic center of any city in Europe and features the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rolli Palaces, late Renaissance and Baroque homes built during Genoa's Golden Age designed to host official state visitors and house the city's leading families. These buildings and the area surrounding them have been revived in the last 20 years through significant tourism investment. The hilly and winding streets of Genoa and its narrow alleys are inviting and timeless. Around the old port are several museums including the impressive Aquarium, the second largest in Europe. Heading south along the coast of Liguria are the colorful towns of the Italian Riviera including Portofino, Rapallo and Sestri Levante, and the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre. Inland is the lovely Aveto and Capanne di Marcarolo Natural Parks.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Italian

Secondary Languages: Ligurian

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Via 20 September by William Domenichini

Geography and Population

Genoa is Italy's busiest port and has a metropolitan population of about 1.4 million with over half of those living within the city limits.  Like much of the Tyrrhenian coast, Genoa is built on the steep hillsides that border the port area.

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How Far?

Taxis in Genoa use meters, but it is always advisable to negotiate your fare before entering a taxi. The starting fare is 6,50 Euros and the charge is 0,90 Euros per kilometer. There are some per person fixed rate routes from the bus stations, but always determine the fare before entering. Though the Cruise Terminal is close to the old port and the historic center, it is advisable to take a taxi as the walking route is through an industrial area. Once you reach the Aquarium or Historic area most sites are within reasonable walking distance of each other though routes can be hilly.

There is bus service between the airport and the two main train stations at Principe (near the cruise terminal) and Brignole (in the historic center). Bus tickets are 6 Euros and include a 60 minute ride on the public bus system. A city bus pass for the entire day is only 4,50 Euros if you are up for the adventure.

From To Distance (KM) Average Time Local Currency Fare
Genoa (GOA) Airport Genoa Cruise Terminal 7 11 minutes 17 Euros
Genoa (GOA) Airport Principe Train Station 7.3 KM 13 minutes 17 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Principe Train Station 0.9 KM 3 minutes, 11 minute walk 8 Euros
Genoa (GOA) Airport Brignole Train Station (Historic Center) 13 KM 18 minutes 24 Euros
Milan Airport (MXP)  Cruise Terminal  184 KM 1 hour 50 minutes 300 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Aquarium 1.5 KM 7 minutes, 18 minute walk 9 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Royal Palace - National Gallery 0.7 KM 6 minutes, 10 minute walk 8 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno 6 KM 15 minutes 23 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Camogli 34 KM 35 minutes 48 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Portofino 45 KM 45 minutes 59 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Rapallo 37 KM 35 minutes 48 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Santa Margherita Ligure 40 KM 40 minutes 51 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Sestri Levante 58 KM 50 minutes 65 Euros
Genoa Cruise Terminal Cinque Terre 96 KM 1 hour 30 minutes
Genoa Cruise Terminal Capanne di Marcarolo Natural Park 48 KM 45 minutes  
Genoa Cruise Terminal Aveto Natural Park 77 KM 1 hour 20 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


Ospedale Evangelico Internazionale, Corso Solferino, 1, 16122 Genoa, 4 KM, 11 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Intesa Sanpaolo Spa, Via San Vincenzo, 83, 16121 Genoa, 4.9 KM, 10 minutes
Unipol Banca, Via Orefici, 18/R, 16123 Genova, 3.3 KM, 7 minutes, 19 minute walk

Post Office

Poste Italiane Spa, Piazza Acquaverde, 12, 16126 Genova, 1.5 KM, 5 minutes

Port and Berths

Stazioni Marittime S.p.A., Ponte dei Mille (access for Taxis: Via Marinai D'Italia), 16126 Genova

Genoa Airport (GOA)

The Genoa Airport is built on a man-made peninsula off the coast of the city to the west of the harbor.  It is a small international airport, so for more options you might want to check on flights into the major airport at Milan (MXP).

Bus service (Volubus) is offered from 6am to 1130pm about every 45 minutes.  Tickets are 6 Euros and include an additional fare on the city bus system.

Aeroporto Cristoforo Colombo, 16154 Genova Sestri Ponente

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Rental Cars

Car rental firms at the airport:
Auto Europa, Local Telephone +39 010.6591536, Website:
Avis, Local Telephone +39 010.6507280, Website:
Sixt rent a car, Local Telephone +39 010.6512111, Website:
Europcar, Local Telephone +39 010.6504881, Website:
Hertz, Local Telephone +39 010.6512422, Website: