Stay in a Historic Hotel in Genoa
Genoa's historic hotels take you on a trip back in time with period features and bags of charm. Genoa is crammed with characterful places to stay, from restored 18th-century palaces to Art Deco luxury hotels.
And Genoa’s historic hotels’ richness is only improved by their free WiFi, cable TV, fitness centres and spas.
Explore Genoa's Historic Quarter
Genoa's historic hotels are perfectly positioned for you to explore this fascinating city. Get lost in the narrow, winding streets of Genoa's historic quarter, where you can stop off at period taverns, cafes and restaurants.
The old town is full must-see landmarks. Make sure you see the La Lanterna lighthouse and the black-and-white striped San Lorenzo cathedral. And sandwiched between Genoa's old town and its modern centre is the city's main square, Piazza De Ferrari, famous for its bronze fountain.
Visit Genoa's Art Galleries
See the Japanese and Chinese art at the beautiful Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art, in the 19th-century gardens of Villetta Di Negro. The museum has one of Europe's largest collections of Oriental art, with artefacts varying from Japanese Buddhist sculptures to Samurai armour, theatrical masks to musical instruments.
Three of Genoa's finest art galleries are on boulevard Via Garibaldi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, three neighbouring palaces now house art galleries: Palazzo Tursi, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso.
Meander the galleries to see an impressive collection of artworks by the likes of Van Dyck, Veronese, Durer and Strozzi. Palazzo Rosso also has a gorgeous rooftop terrace with great views over Genoa's historic quarter.
Take a Stroll around Genoa's Old Port
Soak up Genoa's rich maritime history in Porto Antico. Redeveloped by architect Renzo Piano in 1992, the old port is now a thriving hub with shops, open-air restaurants and museums. Learn about Genoa's seafaring past at the maritime museum, the Galata Museum del Mare, which has a fascinating section dedicated to Genoa-born navigator Christopher Columbus. Other highlights include a reconstruction of a 17th-century galley ship and a real submarine, which is moored in the port.