Stay in a 4 Star Hotel in Genoa
Add a touch of luxury to your stay in Genoa by booking a room at a four-star hotel, with choices ranging from spa hotels to well-known chains. Genoa has several high-end hotels in the heart of the city and offer both high levels of customer service and plush rooms.
Many of Genoa’s four-star hotels also have top-notch swimming pools, spas and meeting rooms.
Luxury Adventures from Your Genoa Hotel
Learn about Genoa's maritime heritage by heading to Porto Antico, which was given a serious facelift in 1992 by star-architect Renzo Piano, who designed The Shard in London. Head for the waterfront restaurants and swish bars and you'll find plenty of tempting spots to enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner.
See Genoa from the water by hopping aboard a boat for a tour of the harbour, or live the high life by taking a 20-minute ride on the Bigo Lift, a panoramic elevator with 360-degree views from a high above the waterfront.
The Old Port is also home to many of the city's most well-known attractions, including the maritime museum, Galata Museum del Mare, where you can explore a real submarine and see a life-size reconstruction of a 17th-century galley ship. Another waterfront gem is the enormous aquarium, which has an impressive range of marine life, including dolphins, penguins, sharks and manatees.
Explore the labyrinth of narrow Medieval alleyways that make up the UNESCO-listed historic quarter, a great spot for a stroll with stops off at pavement cafes, shops and bars.
Make a beeline for grand boulevard Via Garibaldi, where you'll find a trio of lavishly-decorated palaces that are now art galleries. Musei di Strada Nuova incorporates Palazzo Tursi, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso, and all three are a must for art lovers. The galleries are crammed full of works by major painters, including Van Dyck, Veronese, Durer and Strozzi.
Palazzo Rosso has a rooftop terrace that offers great views of the old town. Enjoy a meal in the gallery's swanky restaurant, which serves up fish and pasta dishes, as well as a good choice of fine wines, before heading back to your comfortable Genoa four-star hotel.