Regular domestic and international services including Ryanair flights, use Christopher Columbus Airport 6km west of the city in Sestri Ponente.
Ferries sail to/from Spain, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Tunisia from the International Passenger Terminal, only cruise ships use the 1930s passenger ship terminal on Ponte dei Mille.
* Ferry operators based at the international passenger terminal include the following:
Genoa's Stazione Principe and Stazione Brignole are linked by train to:
- Turin (1¾ hours, seven to 10 daily).
- Milan (1½ hours, up to eight daily).
- Pisa (two hours, up to eight daily).
- Rome (5¼ hours, six daily).
Stazione Principe tends to have more trains, particularly going west to San Remo (two hours, five daily) and Ventimiglia (2¼ hours, six daily).
Buses to international cities depart from Piazza della Vittoria, as do buses to/from Milan's Malpensa Airport (two hours, twice daily at 06.00am and 03.00pm) and other inter-regional services.
Tickets are sold at Geotravels and Pesci Viaggi e Turismo.
* To/From the airport:
ATM line 100 runs between Stazione Principe and the airport at least every hour from 05.30am to 11.00pm (30 minutes), tickets can be bought from the driver.
* Public transport:
AMT Operates buses throughout the city and there is an AMT information office at the bus terminal. Bus line 383 links Stazione Brignole with Piazza de Ferrari and Stazione Principe, tickets can be used on main-line trains within the city limits, as well as on the new wheelchair-accessible metro which has 10 stations across the city.
* AMT information office
Address: Via d' Annunzio
Sat & Sun: 07am-07.00pm
It's practically impossible to leave town without testing pesto Genovese (the famous sauce made from basil, garlic, Parmesan and pine nuts), which appear on menus everywhere, other local specialities, such as:
* Cafés and Bars:
* Fast food:
Genoa is known as the best shopping destination in the region of Liguria. Specialty goods that have made Genoa famous are the fine silver and gold filigree jewelry, ceramic pottery, handmade lace, velvet, carved olive wood items, and marble stone goods.
- The main shopping corridors of Genoa are the streets that radiate out from Piazza De Ferrasi.
- The best boutiques and fashionable shops are found on Via XX Settembre, Via Roma, and in the elegant Galleria Mazzini.
- The best place to find local handmade items is in the Via Soziglia, the medieval district, where quaint little shops line the street.
- Via San Luca and Via Orefici feature shops with clothing and shoes available at attractive prices.
- There are also plenty of larger stores, supermarkets and markets scattered all around central Genoa and beyond, more than satisfying most daily needs.
- The Piazza Colombo hosts a regular secondhand book market.
* Supermarkets & Hypermarkets:
* Clothing & Accessories:
* Shoe Shops:
* Watch Shops & Jewelries:
* Perfume & Cosmetics:
* Baby & Children's Products:
* Textiles & Household items:
* MEDICAL SERVICES:
* TOURIST INFORMATION:
* OTHER SERVICES:
There's a handful of small internet cafés in and around Via Balbi near Stazione Principe.
At the western end of the Porto Antico, the Magazzini del Cotone, one-time cotton warehouses, have been converted into an entertainment area with a multiplex cinema, games arcade and shops.
Tickets for cultural and sporting events are sold at box offices inside:
* For live music:
* Piazza de Ferrari:
* Cattedrale di San Lorenzo:
* Chiesa del Gesù:
* Via Garibaldi & around:
* Musei di Strada Nuova:
* Old City:
* Porto Antico:
(*) Please confirm Opening hours before your visit.
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