Genoa


Liguria is a unique experience to live: sea, nature, mountain, culture, and history. The city of Genoa and the eastern and western rivieras are rich of all these aspects and have fascinated tourist from all over the world for centuries. The city of Genoa was chosen European Cultural Capital in 2004.  The city life revolves around its famous harbour, the most important one in Italy and one of the largest ones in the world. The old buildings around the city centre witness the city’s past as a Maritime Republic. Along with the many museums and attractions within the city, most notably the Aquarium of Genoa, you can also visit the coast and the mountains. Genoa has got the biggest medieval city centre in Europe.  The small streets of this area, known as carruggi, have inspired many Genoese artists. It is amusing to walk along the small streets, rich of shops of every kind, animated day and night by street artists and stands. In the evening, you can enjoy some of the activities the city offers, including concerts, music and fun.

Why Genoa?


Genoa is one of these fascinating Italian cities relatively unknown to the millions of tourists who visit Italy every year. Genoa is the birth place of Christopher Columbus. The whole city is an amazing combination of strong colours and flavours – such as pesto, focaccia, fresh fish - contrasts and curiosities, giving you more than one reason to visit Genoa.


When to go?


Genoa lies in the heart of the province of Liguria. Genoa weather is perfect for a visit anytime of the year. If you are looking for sunny and warm weather, then it is good to visit during the summer season from May to September. The spring season is great for enjoying the surrounding countryside and also in autumn, you can enjoy a pleasant stay by the sea.


There & Around


Genoa is easily reachable by air through Genoa International Airport Cristoforo Colombo. We can arrange an airport transfer for you. You can also fly to Milano and take a train to Genoa (between 1 and 2 hours).


For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Genoa, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Genoa.



Genoa city map