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    • Cooking class

      Portofino May 10, 2015 at 7:03 AM

      can anyone recommend a 1/2 day cooking class in or near Portofino, Italy.

      Thanks, we will be there in early October!


    • Bocca di Magra - Monestry Santa Croce

      La Spezia May 23, 2015 at 4:32 AM

      I visited the grounds of this monestry last year, a very restful and tranquil location although I don't think that I should have been there !! My question is can anyone give me any information on this place as I really would like to visit it again and not feel like a trespasser. My Italian is so bad that I cannot translate their website. Any information would be gratefully received.

    • november travel

      Corniglia May 9, 2015 at 5:52 AM

      hello, info please, if anyone has stayed there in november dec months..only time i can get away, and although having spend time in umbria and tuscany during that time i expect it will be colder, any recommendations on cheap sleep and eats..or general tidbit of knowledge! thanks

    • Barber or hair stylist in Vernazza?

      Vernazza May 19, 2015 at 11:36 PM

      Is there a barber or hair stylist in Vernazza or nearby?

    • Apparel Traditions

      La Spezia May 5, 2015 at 8:53 PM

      What dresses would be suitable for ladies there?

    • Social Condition

      La Spezia May 5, 2015 at 8:48 PM

      How all religion are treated?

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      How to get to Genoa Airport from Vernazza

      Vernazza May 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM


      I am wondering whether it is prudent to leave Vernazza for the airport in Genoa on the day of my flight home. If so, How would I do it? Or should I leave Vernazza for Genoa and spend a night there and then leave for the airport the next day?


    • Population

      La Spezia May 6, 2015 at 11:06 PM

      What is the % of population by religion/ethnicity?

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      La Spezia May 4, 2015 at 12:10 AM

      I am a transit buff and will be visiting La Spezia for one day next month (on the Allure of the Seas).

      Are the trolleybuses still running in La Spezia?

      If so, how close do they get to the cruise terminal?

    • Safe location for one night

      by SXB Online Now Apr 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      Hi, I have read Genoa can be dicey at night. We are staying just one night before getting train to Levanto.
      We love eating out in authentic restaurants, so, looking for safe accommodation near good (authentic/local) restaurants


      1 Answer Apr 25, 2015 at 2:25 AM
    • best area to stay

      by CoolRunnings53 Online Now Mar 12, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      What is the best area to stay in Genoa. I need to catch an 11.00 am so preferably not too far from the railway station.

      5 Answers Apr 25, 2015 at 2:25 AM
    • Apartments

      by bixley Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      Where is a safe place for myself and my daughter to rent an apartment in genoa for a few days in May. Can anyone recommend one, preferably two bedrooms or a sofabed in living room as we prefer to sleep separately. Many thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 18, 2015 at 8:55 AM
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      Four days in Genoa in April

      by adema29 Online Now Feb 5, 2015 at 12:31 AM

      What we MUST see in Genoa and the surroundings in a four days trip, in April?
      We'll be there for first time for a short "business trip" and we have on our trip planner only the Acquario di Genova and the Cathedral and city center.
      Any reccommendation is welcome, including restaurants, museums and the shopping areas, to keep my wife happy.
      The VT page with Genoa is strangely poor :( I'll do my best to improve it, once I'll come back.

      10 Answers Feb 15, 2015 at 2:23 AM
    • Shopping near the cruise terminal

      by DavidR110 Online Now Jan 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM

      How far is it to the supermarket from the cruise terminal in Genoa?

      2 Answers Jan 31, 2015 at 3:47 AM
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      Good food and a good time near the port!

      by DedovicSarah Online Now Jan 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

      Hello everyone! I'm coming soon to Genoa and I was wondering where I can try quality Italian food, some restaurant recommendations? What about the nightlife? Is there a place where you can enjoy good reggaeton music near the port?


      2 Answers Jan 11, 2015 at 10:23 AM
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      How much and how long - a taxi from airport to Star Hotel President?

      by Paisleypaul Online Now Dec 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Just as above - i have found the airport website

      but cannot spot taxi information, in terms of cost or journey time. Anyone know ? Or am I just having an episode and the information is on the website ? thanks !!

      3 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM
    • Villa Durazzo Pallavicini

      by Riverboy30 Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 4:36 AM

      What is the address for this attraction please?

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 4:44 AM
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      From Genoa Voltri to Genoa centre

      by Keti_Beglara Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      my friend's bus is stopping in Genoa Voltri. Are there any buses from the station to city centre? or trains connecting the station with 2 other big stations (Brignole and Principe)?

      5 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 12:18 PM
    • beeter way

      by zaza98 Online Now Apr 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      how is better and cheapest way going from airport genua to cruise port genua? and hom much it will cost? by bus or taxi?
      Thanks in advance

      4 Answers May 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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      Italian it worth it?

      by TamiN Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      We are traveling from San Gimignano to the Cannes or Nice area. We are considering staying for one night some place in between. Genova is the center of that area but I don't know anything about it and it looks quite industrial...was considering avoiding it. Any opinions on a place? Or should we push through and just stay in France? We're trying to keep it to about $100 per night.

      9 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 4:24 AM
    • 4 days in genoa April 2014

      by HPtravels Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      What would you recommend that two middle aged ladies do in Genoa over 4 days? We like walking, museums, galleries, people watching and I'd love to see some dolphins. We are on a budget but love good authentic food.
      I challenge you to sort a schedule for us! Many thanks

      7 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 3:45 AM
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      good, reasonable hotel near Genoa city centre

      by ValeryCollins Online Now Sep 20, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      I am looking for a small but nice and reasonably priced hotel near the city centre - any recommendations?

      5 Answers Oct 30, 2013 at 2:01 AM
    • Boat from Portovenere to Genoa

      by Browner01 Online Now Aug 31, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      Can I get a boat from Portovenere to Genoa on Friday 13 September 2013

      9 Answers Sep 1, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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      Best area for a woman alone

      by diana_renou Online Now Aug 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      Hi, could anybody tell me which is the safest are to stay in Genoa for a 60 years old woman traveling alone? A lot of thanks for your advice!!

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM
    • cheapest transfer to holiday inn

      by marlenejoan Online Now Aug 19, 2013 at 5:15 AM

      we are taking a cruise from genoa to south africa in oct and will stay at holiday inn, genoa port. what is the best option to get from the airport to the hotel please?

      5 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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      Best beaches not far from Genoa

      by BrodskiyP Online Now Jul 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      Can you reccomend me the best beaches not far from Genoa and how to reach them? Thank you in advance!

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2013 at 3:10 AM
    • Florist

      by Katijana Online Now Apr 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      Where to buy flowers?

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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      Question title

      by 15301 Online Now Apr 16, 2013 at 4:02 AM

      How can I go to Savona Pier from the Airport of Genoa ?

      8 Answers May 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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      Visiting Genoa for a few hours from cruise terminal

      by pepemorris11 Online Now Apr 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

      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
      Many thanks

      3 Answers Apr 15, 2013 at 2:27 AM
    • Coach travel

      by Delores49 Online Now Mar 27, 2013 at 4:24 AM

      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.
      Delores (

      8 Answers Mar 29, 2013 at 2:17 AM
    • HELP!!! Visit Genoa or Cinque Terre?

      by andie009 Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 5:11 AM

      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?

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM
    • One day in Genoa- first time tourist

      by mustasa Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      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...

      6 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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      Shop in Genoa that sell minatures with moving parts

      by bhrousemd Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      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!

    • port of genoa to hotel Grande savona

      by hypoflo Online Now Feb 12, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      Will be travelling with 2 suitcases. What is the least expensive way to get to the hotel from the cruise terminal?

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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      Various questions about Genoa

      by Archway Online Now Jan 6, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      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.

      22 Answers Jan 31, 2013 at 4:43 PM
    • Genova-Portofino

      by ahron15 Online Now Oct 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM

      What is the easiest way to go, by public transportation, from Genova to Portofino?

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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      Genoa airport to port

      by silab Online Now Aug 3, 2012 at 4:02 AM

      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/ ??


      4 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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      Four days in Genoa

      by arturo35 Online Now Aug 2, 2012 at 5:58 AM

      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

      2 Answers Aug 3, 2012 at 12:05 AM
    • Cost of living at Genoa .

      by vaibhavjain Online Now Apr 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      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!

      1 Answer Apr 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM