If your trip to Genoa is all organized but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.You’ll need to get up early if you want to check out all the interesting sights this place has to offer. Piazza de Ferrari and Palazzo Ducale are non-negotiable. Medieval Gates and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo shouldn’t be overlooked either.Plan a stop at Teatro Carlo Felice. It’s one sight you’ll find on many visitors’ must-do lists. Via Garibaldi and Fiera di Genova are also not far away and worth a pit stop.
If you’ve crossed off all the main sights in Genoa, there’s lots more to explore a little farther afield. Portovenere is just 50 miles away. Travelers who head here typically have Doria Castle at the top of their itineraries.
No matter whether it’s sunny or rainy, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the awesome beaches near Genoa from the comfort and freedom of your rental car. As you travel along, keep your eyes peeled for seagulls drifting over these dazzling stretches of coastline:
Scalo Demola (8 miles away).
Camogli Beach (12 miles away).
Canoa Arenzano (12 miles away).
If you’re going to a work conference in Genoa, you might want to follow up with your new friends over dinner and drinks. Fortunately, these convention centers offer some awesome restaurants and cafés close by:
Congress Center - Porto Antico of Genoa (0.5 miles away).
Villa Durazzo (15 miles away).
Having your own set of wheels in Genoa will give you the freedom to go wherever you like. Maybe you’re planning to leave the city behind, get out on the open road, and go wherever the wind takes you. If so, grab the keys to one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and take in the coral reefs in the area. If you just can’t get enough of city life, opt for something small. Zipping around heavy traffic will be much less stressful in an economy or compact car.
First of all, there’s a wide variety of both economy and luxury rental vehicles in Genoa. What you opt for will depend on what you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer unparalleled mod cons and comfort. If you’re splashing out, why not go for an elite SUV, or perhaps a flashy medium-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after a car to get you around town as economically as possible, stick with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
You’ll have to keep right while driving in Genoa. Also, exercise some extra caution if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re familiar with local driving habits, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
It can be. Circling the block looking for a place to park is all part of the experience in Genoa. Getting within walking distance of popular attractions is easier if you research your options ahead of time.
As with many destinations, roads get busier in the morning and afternoon rush hours. However, thanks to its smaller population of around 580,200, traffic gridlock isn’t a huge issue in Genoa.
Speed limits vary throughout Genoa, but generally range from 50km/h to 130km/h. Most residential areas have a top speed of 50km/h unless posted otherwise.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Or it may forward your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
It’s illegal to use your cell phone while driving a car in Genoa, and you could even be charged a fine for just holding your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you stay focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Genoa is 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a big night, leave your rental wheels behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
You aren’t allowed to turn on a red light in Genoa. When you encounter one, enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light changes to green.
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts must be worn in Province of Genoa.