Holidays to Genoa

Italy's port city of Genoa (Genova in Italian) is most famously remembered for being the home of Christopher Columbus. Visitors to this northern enclave will find that it also has a rich artistic history, with numerous frescos, paintings, sculptures and other works of art held in the city's abundant museums, …

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How to get to Genoa

Here's what you need to know about getting to Genoa. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Genoa takes 4 hours.

When to go to Genoa

Typical Holiday Price

£614 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Genoa varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Genoa.

Where to stay in Genoa

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Genoa, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Genoa

francesca66 | FlickrAcquario di Genova
Acquario di Genova
Eva | Trip by SkyscannerPorto Antico
Porto Antico
borisov | FlickrPalazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale
Rodrigo_Soldon | FlickrArea del Porto Antico
Area del Porto Antico
Elisabetta C | Trip by SkyscannerPiazza De Ferrari
Piazza De Ferrari
Nicola since 1972 | FlickrAquarium of Genoa
Aquarium of Genoa | FlickrGaleone Neptune
Galeone Neptune
Elisabetta C | Trip by SkyscannerParchi di Nervi
Parchi di Nervi
Rachel | Trip by SkyscannerCimitero Monumentale di Staglieno
Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

Reviews of Genoa

Cindy Pain
Cindy PainSeattle

Genova is the maritime center of Italy. It has important history for the country. It is most definitely a working city and grittier than the more popular vision you may have but a visit to the old city allows you to experience a time gone by. I love the colors of these houses clustered together.

Peter Koghee
Peter KogheeAmsterdam

GENOVA / GENOA / GENUA A visit to the harbour city Genoa is the right choice for everyone. A perfect combination for wine, food and lovers of architecture. Also a great place to enjoy museums, palaces, villas and piazzas. And a heaven for shoppers! And it is the birthplace of Columbus.

Spencer Samuel
Spencer Samuel

Make sure you take a tour of old town Genoa for the medieval and Renaissance architecture!

Eric Brink
Eric BrinkPleasant Hill

Genoa or Genova was Gayle and my last stop during our recent Italy vacation. This City is not to be confused with Genoa Nevada, where many members of Gayle's extended family live. We took the train in from Cinque Terre in the afternoon and flew out the next day. In between, we walked around, enjoyed the many cozy streets of the Old City, ate well, wandered in and out of stunning churches, and strolled through the old Port.

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