Considered the oldest city in Europe, Genoa is the perfect place to experience "quintessential" Italy. Easily reachable by plane from the United Kingdom, Genoa is ideal for cultural and romantic getaways. Almost every airport in the United Kingdom offers direct flights to Genoa, which is served by all international airlines. Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe operate non-stop flights to Genoa from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh, while British Airways, Alitalia, Air France, KLM, Germanwings and Aer Lingus have stopovers in major European cities. Genoa Airport (GOA) is just 7.2 km (4.5 miles) from the city. There are shuttle bus services provided by the airport and a taxi rank just outside the terminal building. Passengers can ask for detailed information on buses and taxi fares at the tourist information stand located in the arrivals hall. There are also several car hire companies for those who prefer to rent a car.
The sixth largest city in Italy, Genoa, is a beautiful port city in the Italian Riviera. Sheltered by the mountains and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa enjoys a mild climate all year round. Historically and culturally very rich, Genoa boasts a wide range of monuments, cathedrals and palaces. Most tourist attractions are located in Piazza Ferrari, Genoa's main square, and in Via Garibaldi, famous for its baroque buildings. However, the "Duomo", Genoa's stunning Cathedral, lies hidden in the old town - an enchanting maze of narrow cobbled streets. A visit to Bocadasse, a picturesque fishing neighborhood of old pastel-coloured houses, will introduce you to romantic Genoa, while a boat ride will unveil the magnificent view of Genoa's famous port from the sea. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus is also famous for its excellent cuisine, luxurious boutiques, elegant seaside resorts and extraordinary offer of outdoor activities.