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This area of Liguria is home to about 600,000 people.
Rome, the national capital, is located 250 miles southeast of Genoa, while Bargagli lies 8 miles to the east.
The Bigo Lift and the Citta Dei Bambini Children's Museum are nice places to spend some time with the kids. The La Citta dei Bambini and the teleferica are also worth a visit if you're looking for more family fun.
Aquarium of Genoa is an aquatic haven for the entire family.
Those with a passion for plants will appreciate an enlightening walk through Biosfera.
For some outdoor time, drop by one of the well-loved green spaces. Get lost in a novel or just have a nap on the grass at Parco della Villetta Di Negro and Parco dell'Acquasola. Parchi di Nervi is also enjoyed by the locals.
Are you looking for a nice bit of coast? Enjoy the salty ocean air and shimmering water over at Arenzano Beach.
Broaden your perspectives with a trip to one of the area's fascinating cultural spaces. Savor the quiet and relaxing atmosphere as you check out the displays at the Cathedral Museum and the St. Augustine Museum of Ligurian Architecture and Sculpture. Equally rewarding are the Filigree Museum and the Musei di Nervi - Museo Giannettino Luxoro.
At the Galata Maritime Museum and the Naval Museum you can read of the significant marine heroes that have influenced this region's proud nautical history. Devoted explorers should also make time for the displays at the Mu.Ma - Museo Navale di Pegli and the Galata Museo del Mare.
Our world is an amazing and strange place. If you're crazy enough to think otherwise, some time spent at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova and the Ippolito National Ligurian Museum ought to be enough to change your mind. The Ligurian Archeological Museum also houses a fantastic array of specimens.
Are you an art aficionado? You'll find galleries of all varieties here. Immerse yourself in the creative atmosphere at the Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art and the National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace. If you're feeling inspired, wind up the day at the Raccolte Frugone and the Palazzo Doria Tursi.
The past comes alive at the Museo di Storia e Cultura Contadina and the Centro di documentazione per la Storia, l'Arte e l'Immagine di Genova thanks to their wide array of fascinating displays. The Museo del Risorgimento Istituto Mazziniano and the Genoa Museum are also respected options.
Step back through the ages with a trip to the Medieval Gates or Villa Brignole Sale Duchessa di Galliera, just a couple of the historic buildings and sites here. You might also like to get the camera out for some photos at the University of Genoa and Prince's Palace.
Some of the region's most influential people have called Palazzo di San Giorgio and Palazzo Rosso "home" over the years. Be sure to take a few photos as you take in their impressive architecture and lavish interiors. You may also like to wander through the leafy gardens and hear some stories at White Palace and Palazzo Ducale.
After spending an afternoon at Forte Sperone or Castello d'Albertis, you'll think you've traveled back to the days when the pen was not mightier than the sword! For even more picturesque views and historical insights, go forth and explore Museum of World Cultures and Castello Mackenzie.
Experience the region's spiritual side and enjoy some quiet contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Santa Maria di Castello. You might also like to explore Bambino Gesu di Praga Church and Tiglieto Abbey.
No matter how many fabulous sights you've crammed into your itinerary, you can always fit a couple more! Parco Avventura Genova Righi and the Academy of Fine Arts are well worth a visit.
This family-friendly Genoa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari and Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art. Medieval Gates and Palazzo Ducale are also within 1 mile (2 km).
This family-friendly Genoa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Prince's Palace and La Lanterna. Galata Maritime Museum and Palazzo di San Giorgio are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime Museum. Palazzo di San Giorgio and White Palace are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Genoa Historical Centre, this hotel is steps away from Museum of the Ligurian Art Academy, Piazza de Ferrari and Medieval Gates. Palazzo Ducale and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari and Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art. Medieval Gates and Palazzo Ducale are also within 1 mile (2 km).
This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime Museum. Palazzo di San Giorgio and White Palace are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Sestri Ponente, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Marina Genova and 3 mi (4.8 km) from La Lanterna. Fiumara Shopping & Fun and 105 Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Genoa Historical Centre, this hotel is steps away from Palazzo di San Giorgio and National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace. Old Port and White Palace are also within 5 minutes.