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Genoa

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 neighbourhood 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.

Flights to Genoa

Whether travellers want to explore one of Italy's most atmospheric cities, or head to Cinque Terre and the Ligurian Coast, flights to Genoa are always an excellent option. There are plenty of direct connections from UK airports, and with a journey time of two hours, it doesn't take long to reach Genoa by plane.

Which is the main airport in Genoa?

The only airport in Genoa is Cristoforo Colombo Airport (often shortened to just Genoa Airport). From there, passengers can hop onto VOLABUS shuttles to the heart of the city, which take 30 to 40 minutes. These buses stop at Principe Station as well, allowing visitors to make easy onward connections to north-west Italian destinations.

Which airlines offer flights to Genoa?

British Airways offers year-round services to Genoa from London Gatwick and seasonal services from Glasgow. easyJet also provides low-cost fares on a seasonal basis from Bristol, London Luton and Manchester. Ryanair flies from London Stansted, completing a wide choice of possible routes to Genoa.

Why travel by plane to Genoa?

There are plenty of excellent reasons to choose flights instead of trains or buses to Genoa. Firstly, there's the issue of journey times. Flights will take around two hours 20 minutes, whether passengers fly from Manchester or London. That compares with a minimum journey time of 12 hours by train (and usually far longer). Prices aren't excessive, either, thanks to a variety of budget fares, so flying to Genoa doesn't have to be much more expensive than taking the b us. Genoa Airport isn't far from the city, making transfers simple. And it's also conveniently located for those who intend to stay near the coast, being close to resorts like Savona and Arenzano.

Before you travel to Genoa by plane - good to know!

Anyone who intends to spend a few days in Genoa itself will benefit from purchasing a Genoa Pass. This useful ticket entitles the holder to free public transport for 24 hour periods and covers subways, buses, funicular railways and suburban trains. When that's sorted out, there's a lot to do. The palaces of Via Garibaldi are a remarkable sight, as is the stunning Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Families will love the ultra-modern Aquarium, while the Palazzo Spanola's National Gallery is heaven for art fans. And, if time allows, try to get out to see Cinque Terre: a string of beautiful coastal towns that's very close to Genoa.

How to Get to Genoa by Plane

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.

Airlines: Malta Air, Volotea and Ryanair to Genoa

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Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a plane and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct flights to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

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