Genoa’s Brignole Station
One of Genoa's major railway stations, Brignole Station is on the Piazza Verdi in the town centre, close to the modern part of Genoa. Open since 1905, the station runs services to Milan, Rome, Turin and Ventimiglia, near the French border.
If you’re interested in architecture, take time to look up when you’re in Brignole Station. Its Roman-style facade, made of stone from quarries in nearby Montofano, and interior walls are decorated with frescoes by De Servi, Berroggio and Grifo.
Where to Stay near Brignole Station
Stay within easy reach of Brignole Station at internationally recognised luxury brand hotels and independent boutique accommodation on XX Settembre. For longer stays, you’ll find guesthouses, apartments and B&Bs to suit your budget near the Darsena metro stop.
Exploring the Brignole Station Area
Within walking distance of Brignole Station is Teatro della Gioventu, Genoa's best theatre. Teatro della Gioventu offers a lively programme of performances, operas, comedies, live jazz, readings and music festivals.
Brignole Station is also near Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria, a natural history museum which homes a whopping four million specimens from across the globe, including mammals, insects, minerals, rocks and fossils.
Brignole Station is just a 15-minute walk from Piazza De Ferrari, the city's main square, renowned for its bronze fountain. Leading off the square are the historic alleyways of Genoa's Medieval quarter that lead to the Old Port area (Porto Antico).
Reaching the Old Port on foot from Brignole Station takes around 30 minutes and it's here that you'll find many of the city's top sightseeing attractions, including the maritime museum, the aquarium and The Bigo Lift, a panoramic elevator. If this is too far to walk, travel around the city by bus, funicular or underground train.
Shopping near Brignole Station
If you love a designer label, head it to nearby shopping street Via Roma, where you'll find the likes of Louis Vuitton, Mario Forni and Ferragamo. But if you’re on a tighter budget, XX Settembre has plenty of mid-range shops and independent boutiques. For lunch, whatever your budget, make your way to Mercato Orientale for cheese, pasta, olives, fish and meat.