Genova can be easily reached using airplane, train, car or boat. The airport is served by several flights departing from Rome and major European cities (London, Munich), with hub connecting to all of the world countries.
Genova is 200 km far from Milan, with which is connected by frequent trains.
How to reach the City Center
Genova “Cristoforo Colombo”, 7 Km (about 15 min. by taxi)
Located in the western side of the city, it connects Genoa to all major destinations in Italy and Europe (Milan, Rome, Paris, London, Munich and Zurich). Volabus shuttle service (view timetable) connects Genoa airport to P. Principe train station. From there you can take the underground to the city center (Piazza De Ferrari).
The closest intercontinental airports are Malpensa in Milan and Fiumicino in Rome.
Airport information: www.airport.genova.it
Genoa P. Principe, 1 Km
Metro: trains to De Ferrari, 4 stops
Genoa Brignole, 1 km
Metro: trains to De Ferrari, 1 stop
Genova Ovest, 2 km (A7-A10-A12-A26)
After the toll station take the elevated road and leave at the second exit. Continue in Via delle Casacce and leave the car in a park (Autopark Piccapietra, City Park Genova, Blu Area).
The official currency is the Euro.
Automatic exchange machines are located at the airport and by most important banks.
Credit cards are generally accepted in shops and restaurants.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday until 1.00/1.30 pm with flexible opening hours in the afternoon.
Day-light saving time
Day-light saving time starts in spring (end of March), when clocks are set one hour ahead, and they are set one hour back to standard time in autumn (end of September).
Electricity is supplied at 220 volts. The sockets are for plugs with two or three round pins in a row.
The international code number from abroad is +39 followed by the number code of the person you are calling, comprehensive of the “zero” of region. The mobile phone network covers the whole country.
On Monday most Museums, some attractions in the Old Port, the majority of restaurants and hair salons are closed. Shops and large stores are closed only on Monday mornings. Food shops are closed on Wednesday afternoons, except for supermarkets. Laundry/dry cleaner’s shops are closed on Saturday.
Shops’ Opening Times
Many shops still close from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm, however, in the city center many of them and all large stores stay open all-day.
The "Genova Centro" (city center post office), in via Dante 4B/r, is open every day from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm, on Saturday from 8.00 am to 1.30 pm and is closed on Sunday. To find out about opening times and addresses of the other post offices visit the official site of the Italian post office.
Wheater forecast from ARPAL (Agenzia Regionale Protezione Ambiente Ligure)
Genoa is located in the Mediterranean climate zone. Average yearly temperatures are about 15° C in January and 23° C in August. It has a mild Mediterranean climate, with no sudden changes in temperature. The average yearly temperature range - between maximum and minimum temperature - is only 5.4 degrees Celsius, which is one of the lowest in Italy. As a rule, precipitation is more frequent in October and November and reaches 1,300 mm on average a year.
The sea reaches a depth of 1,000 meters at about 20 km from the coast. It is mainly calm, with a tide range of 30 cm, and a warm sea-surface temperature, which in September is about 23° C. The following table shows the maximum, minimum and average temperature for each month of the year: