Genoa

Italy

Cruises to Genoa

Brimming with history, the ancient seaport of Genoa, the largest in Italy, used to be a political powerhouse in the 12th and 13th centuries. Make your way through the Old City gates for a stroll along narrow, twisting medieval streets. One of the most famous explorers from the Age of Discovery, Christopher Columbus, was from Genoa. Visit the pink-stoned Palazzo Tursi to see some of his letters, or head to the Palazzo Bianco to marvel at paintings by the old masters. Genoa is also gateway to the breathtaking Cinque Terre, where colorful villages are seemingly clinging to coastal cliffs, as well as the picturesque resort town of Portofino.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Genoa Ship will DOCK at this port
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central European Time) UTC/GMT +1 hour
  • Language
    The local language is Italian.
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR) Leather goods, jewelry, ceramics.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for sightseeing, museums, foodies, wine tasting. Taxis, shuttles and buses are available.
    • Famous For
      The San Lorenzo Cathedral or "Duomo" is Genoa's beautiful old cathedral, which was founded in the 4th or 5th century.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Genoa was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus (1451), who embodied the active maritime tradition of the city.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Popular green garlic, nuts, parmesan, olive oil, and basil-based Italian sauce pesto originated in Genoa in the 16th century.
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