Booking 3 Star Accommodation in Genoa
If you want a three-star hotel in Genoa you’re in luck because the lively Italian city has a wide range of mid-range three-star accommodation that is easy on the pocket, including boutique hotels, historic places to stay, well-known chain hotels, family-friendly guesthouses and charming B&Bs. Many of Genoa's three-star hotels are centrally located, near to the city's must-see Old Port and historic quarter.
How to Get around Genoa from Your Three-Star Hotel
Genoa is a walkable city with most of its major sights and attractions within strolling distance of one another. And for those further to reach spots, Genoa has an excellent public transport system, with an extensive network of buses, underground trains, funiculars and lifts.
Good Value Things to See in Genoa
Begin by exploring this vibrant port town from Porto Antico, the lively Old Port, which was given a serious makeover in 1992 by local star architect Renzo Piano. Enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, passing the multi-million pound yachts that are docked here.
Porto Antico is where you'll find many of Genoa’s family-friendly attractions, including the Aquarium of Genoa, the maritime museum, the Galata Maritime Museum and the panoramic elevator, the Bigo Lift.
Lining harbour, you'll also find a string of al fresco restaurants and cafes, the perfect spot for lunch while soaking up a view of the ocean.
Next, head up to Genoa's UNESCO-listed historic centre, where winding alleyways are a treasure-trove of palaces, churches, cosy bars, restaurants and cafes. Make sure you take in Via Garibaldi, the grand boulevard that is home to the Musei di Strada Nuova (museums of Strada Nuova), which encompasses three neighbouring palaces: Palazzo Tursi, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso. The opulent palaces are now public art galleries filled with works by major painters: think Caravaggio, Titian and Van Dyck.
Italian Bargain Shopping in Genoa
If you’re a shopaholic, make a beeline for Via XX Settembre, a wide boulevard where shops include a mix of high-street fashion and designer brands. Nearby Via Vernazza will tempt you with its department store, Rinascene, and the city's famous food market, Mercato Orientale.
Genoa has many three-star hotels and mid-range places to stay for some good-value exploring.