Genoa: the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus. There could not be a more fitting starting point for a Mediterranean cruise holiday.
Cruise destination Genoa
Genoa is Italy's oldest and largest port city, beautifully situated in a bay in the Italian Riviera. Marvel at the many Renaissance palaces that have earned the city its nickname 'La Superba'. Stroll around the narrow, medieval streets and alleys. And enjoy the very best penne with pesto at a pavement café in the harbour. Why not do some shopping? Genoa has countless cute little shops and boutiques as well as modern chains, trendy fashion shops and chic department stores.
In addition to preserving traces of its rich past, Genoa also has plenty of modern architecture to offer. And don't forget to visit Acquario di Genova, one of Europe's largest aquariums where you can admire at least 600 different marine animals. From dolphins to penguins and from sharks to beautifully coloured tropical fish. Genoa is definitely a must-see during your sun-drenched cruise holiday on the Mediterranean Sea.