Perched on the edge of the Ligurian Sea, Genoa is Italy's largest port city and one of Europe's biggest hubs on the wider Mediterranean Sea. As a result of its location on the coast, Genoa enjoys a subtropical climate throughout the year - often reaching the mid 20 degree Celsius mark during the summer and avoiding polar conditions over the winter months.
The Liguria region of Italy is well known for its picturesque seaside towns, hidden amongst larger cities. With stunning Mediterranean Sea and sunshine, the region provides the ideal backdrop for a holiday abroad.
Genoa, in similar fashion to the rest of Italy, dates back thousands of years with historic buildings and sites dotted across the city. In fact, as you fly into Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, you will get a glimpse of the glistening waters off the coast as well as the hustle and bustle of Italy's sixth largest city.
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport - the key details
One of the true benefits of Genoa Airport is its proximity to the city itself. Located just 7.4 kilometres northwest of the CBD, you are able to land, proceed through immigration and customs and drive to Genoa in a short amount of time. As with most modern airports, Genoa is well accommodated with the usual facilities that travellers expect - combined with traditional Italian architecture and designs.
When you land at Genoa Airport, it is easy to navigate through the arrivals terminal through the car rental station. As you will have already booked your rental through DriveNow, it's simple to find the car hire company, get the keys and start your Genoa adventure.
There are a number of reasons why using DriveNow will enhance your trip to Genoa. Not only is it great value and a simple process, we have been in business since 2003 and have great relationships with all the major car rental companies allowing us to provide the widest choice of brands and vehicles for you to select from.
Where to drive in Genoa?
With a rental car, your trip to Genoa can be so much more than the central city. While it is well worth visiting the ancient district where the Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Grimaldi are all situated, take the time to explore the wider region - off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Take Portofino, for example.
Less than an hour from Genoa, lies the sleepy town of Portofino. As a popular holiday destination for Genoa locals, the Portofino peninsula is blessed with spectacular views out to the sea and quaint cafes and restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine. Also, take a stroll down through the town's oldest parts among the maze of pastel coloured houses - some of which have stood for more than 200 years.
You could also use your rental car to explore the verdant mountains north of the city that protect the region from strong winds. With a number of highways heading north out of Genoa, it's simple to find yourself in small Italian towns filled with good food, great shopping and ancient architecture. Whether this is Begato, Bargagli, Busalla or Masone, these smaller destinations often provide the quintessential Italian experience, without the busy city streets.
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