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How can I go to Savona Pier from the Airport of Genoa ?
My husband( who has mobility problems and uses a walking stick) and I will be taking a Western Mediterrannean cruise leaving Rome and visiting Genoa, Provence (Marseilles), Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca and Valencia in Spain and back to Rome. When the ship docks, our time is limited when visiting these cities/towns.
I am also hard-pressed for time to do my own homework what with all the packing and medical appointments for the 2 of us,hence would appreciate any suggestions as to how we could go about and see some of the sights or town.
We don't have to do the must-see places unless it is really accessible by public transport as we are not taking the shore excursions from the ship as they are really astronomical in price and have been very disappointing.
1) Would appreciate info on how to get to nearest public transport station be it bus/metro from cruise terminal.(even if possible whether there are free shuttles from the berth to entrance of cruise terminal as that would save us walking the distance)
2) We don't even mind walking around town just enjoying the ambience so long as we can get reasonable and frequent public transport services back to cruise terminal.
Would appreciate any kind of help asap as we are leaving in a ffew days' time
We (3 adults) will be in Genoa for 3 days in November 2013. My husband would like to see the leaning tower of Pisa and I would like to see Milan. What means of transport do you suggest.
My boyfriend and I will be traveling North-West from Florence and only have time to visit either Cinque Terre or Genoa, before making our way up to Milan. Any suggestions as to what has more to offer? attractions, sight-seeing, food, wine?
Hi! we are a family of 4(couple plus 2 kids 8&12yo), coming in for a day (more like 8-10 hrs) from a cruise stop. This is our first time in Genoa. We dont want to take the day tour, and do touring on our own. Have a few questions?
1. Are there enough memorable attractions to visit in Genoa? if yes, may I know what those are?
2. Or are we better off to go to Portofino? if yes, may I know the best things to do there?
Thank you and looking forward to your responses...
On my first trip to beautiful Genova over New Years 2011, while getting lost in the caruggi on the way to lunch at Taggiou, I came across a little shop that had (made) minatures. In the window were scenes of baker, butcher, farrier, etc - every craft/occupation you can think of - and they all had moving parts. I was in total awe of it and have tried to find it on my last two trips (Feb 2012 and Nov. 2012). If any one knows the shop name and/or loaction, I would appreciate it. Grazie!
Will be travelling with 2 suitcases. What is the least expensive way to get to the hotel from the cruise terminal?
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a few questions about being in Genoa for an extended period. 1) I am looking for supermarkets in Genoa. I know there are several small supermarkets all over town, but I'm looking for bigger supermarkets. I have been to the Coop near Piazza de Ferrari, and while I found it handy, I'm looking for a supermarket, or supermarkets that are a bit bigger and carry a bigger variety of goods. 2) I'm looking for department stores in Genoa. Can anyone give me the names and addresses of any department stores? 3) I need to make international calls from Italy to various countries. I've bought an international phonecard, but was wondering if anyone knew of a service like PlanetTalk (UK based) that offers easy and cheaper calls from Italy. With PlanetTalk you get a number online which you dial, followed by your contact number. You don't have to register, or pre-pay. It is just straightforward. Is there such a service in Italy? 4) I would like to visit old medieval villages (inland or coastal), or any other pretty villages, but I can only do so by public transport (buses and/or trains). Can anyone recommend any villages or beautiful places in the region to visit? I will try and visit the following places by public transport if possible: - Manarola - Monterosso - Portofino - Riomaggiore - Vernazza I am also interested in villages that are off the beaten track, or overlooked by tourists. 5) What is the best / easiest way to get to the above villages? I know trains run to La Spezia and from there you can get trains, but it seems very seasonal (spring and summer). I will be traveling from Genoa, so need information from Genoa to these and other villages. 6) Are there any walks along a promenade in Genoa? I'm not talking about the walk along the harbour area, but rather, a walk along a promenade or path along the sea? If not, what are the nearest places where I could go to walk along the sea and/or promenade? 7) Are there any vegetarian restaurants in Genoa? Also, can anyone recommend a good, but not too expensive Indian restaurant in Genoa? I've been to Shapla and enjoyed it, but would like to try another Indian restaurant. Many thanks.
What is the easiest way to go, by public transportation, from Genova to Portofino?
hi. how far is the airport to the port? going to a cruise that leaves the port at 17:00. my plane arrives to the airport at 11:00, what's the best way to reach the port/ ?? thanks.
We are going next week to Genoa. Our planning is: 1 day - Genoa 2 day - Portofino / Santa Marguerite 3 day - Genoa / Nervi 4 day - Cinque Terre I would like to enjoy my days in Genoa, and I have been reading in internet .... but I would like to receive a few usefull advices from people from there, about the best places to visit, a good pizzeria, a nice walk, ..... Any advice will be really wellcome !!!! Thank you very much
Hey all! Hello! I am an Indian student. I recently got an internship at NITEL Italy. I would like to know the best and the cheapest way to spend my two months of summer there! I am alone & it would be helpful if anyone can suggest me a way to find a roommate(I have heard that would be reasonable). Thank you in advance!
Family of 7 (4 adults, 3 children @13/8/6months)going to a wedding in Rapallo in Sept, staying 7 nights. Is there a train station at airport or do we taxi to nearest station? There is a thought of hiring a large people carrier/van but I'm really not keen to drive in Italy. Any advice welcome.
I want to visit Genoa 1893 vs. Fiorentina on March 25th... Will it be possible to buy the tickets right before the match in front of the stadium? Or are they only sold via other channels of distribution? I know that they will be personalized, so I'll take my passport with me... Will it be a problem, that I am no Ligurian (but Austrian) citizen? Thanx in advance!
My wife and I will be embarking on a 2-wk trip (Venice-Genoa-Avignon/Provence-Paris) which will include 4 days in Genoa the first week of August. It's been over a decade since I've been to Italy, and have never been to Genoa. We have had some success finding suggestions for off-the-beaten path activities, et cetera. Where I am having a difficult time is with hotel recommendations. Our budget is around120 US or 100 euro per night, and safe accommodations close to public transit or points of interest (for us that means good local food and drink, not necessarily landmarks), are the most important factors. Doesn't necessarily have to be in Genoa proper, as long as we can find a few facts about the commute. I appreciate any feedback, or personal experiences that anyone would like to share. Cheers and Grazie! Read more: VT Forum temporarily unavailable
I was in beautiful Genoa last year for New Years and had such a wonderful time I am returning this year in February for a week. A gal pal will be traveling with me, so we will be more inclined to go out at night. Can anyone suggest a club or bar with music and/or dancing suitable for 40 year old's looking to have a good time?
Hello fellow tourists, Am going to be in Genoa next weekend and would love to be able to charter a boat for the day as would love to go to Portofino and take time to sail around the coast. Any info on if this would be appreciated. Thank you Annee
What is the cheapest way to travel to Prague form Genoa? My son is now on a ferry from Sicily and will arrive in Genoa tomorrow and I said I would try to help him and find out how he can get to Prague. Can anyone help? Or suggest what website to look at? Thanks
Hi Guys, Please help with transport hints from the cruiseship terminal port to Genoa's airport towards the end of May 2011. Best method, cost and duration. Greetings from South Africa, DAVE.
hi, i am tomorrow evening/night in genoa, wanna eat well and then go out for bar/club/...anyone an advice? thx! Uwe
Hi to everyone!! We'll dock in the port of Genova from a Cruiseliner this May for a day. We're planning to go to Portofino and the Acquarium. To reach Portofino which is the best way by ferry or by train? either/or would appreciate if you could specify the trip. The acquarium is a walking distance far from the port? Thanks in advance for any kind suggestion, regards!!
Hi ! Is there any supermarket with food around Genova Principe station or Via Balbi (with long opening hours) ? TIA
When arriving in Genoa without a ferry ticket, is there a ferry ticket office in town, or only at the ferry terminal ? [ i will be travelling to Porto Torres ] Thanks.
Is there anywhere to leave luggage for an afternoon , lockers or office at Genoa Piazza station.,before i catch the ferry .Perhaps there could be a left luggage at the ferry departure ? Any help please.
I hate asking stupid questions like this, but here it is - Is Genoa really a "dangerous" city, as Italian cities go? From the folks at Frommers: "A Genoa Warning - Even locals are wary of back streets in the Old City, especially after dark and on mid-afternoons and Sundays, when shops are closed and streets tend to be deserted. Purse snatching, jewelry theft, and armed robberies are all too common. Also, count your change here: The shenanigans by shopkeepers and waiters are second in infamy only to Rome's." A particularly scary 2009 post on VirtualTourist: "I lived in Genoa for 6 months on a yacht that was being refitted in Amico yard. There were 8 yachts where the crews were friendly - a total of about 50 crew members all from Aus, NZ, SA, Brits and all very smart travellers (we do it for a living!) and after 4 months, 17 of the group had been either mugged (consciously or not), beaten up (one guy lost his sight in one eye), followed, threatened (just for passing through an alley) or raped (2 girls). I can honestly say that nobody incited anything......it is just that at night time, the old town esp. Porto Antico, tourists are not welcome and certain locals of a certain origin seem to take offence to you breathing!!! During the day is absolutely fine though." Now do you see why I ask? (: I am a travel photographer and love architectural photography in particular; thus the burning desire to stay in and explore Genova. I've stayed before in Camogli, but would prefer to use Genova as a homebase for this trip. I want to explore the city and also use it as a base for day trips all over the region; not just to pretty Camogli, Cinque Terre, etc. Also north of Genova and on the so-called Riviera Della Palme. I'm hoping to stay at il Borgo di Genova (a two-minute walk to/from the Genova Brignole train station), which has fantastic TripAdvisor reviews. Your thoughts?
I am 77 and my wife is 70, we are UK Citizens and will be joining a cruise at Savona on 20 November. We prefer to fly from Manchester or Liverpool. Assuming we get to nearest airport, can you provide information re our getting to the port by shuttle bus or train or whatever. What is the distance and travelling time. Also how do we book? Thank you- Stan Ayresd
We're going on a cruise in 10 days and want to visit some family in Genoa. Because it's a Sunday, don't think the trains will work. do you know of buses?? appx cost of a taxi?? thanks
We are arriving at genoa airport. Does anyone have info on how much a taxis cost from the airport to a genoa hotel. Any info will be appreciated
going on a cruise in early Sept on Celebrity lines. Ship offers tour from Genoa to Portofino. 1 1/2 boat ride down the coast of Paradise to Portofino. Any one take a trip down the coast? Would this be a worthwhile tour? Any one have any comments, and thought of Portofino? Thanks for your time