The most suitable way to see attractions in Genova is by car, if you intend to explore the suburbs and the nearest areas in Genova. As the landscape is really scenic - picturesque views of the hills and green valleys combined with ancient antique ruins -only in Genova you can feel the atmosphere of unique Italian past. Stations to car hire Genova are located each two miles, so that it is not a problem to get a car and view the region, the centre of which- Geneva itself, has much to offer.
Choosing in Genova museums, we offer you begin with the Museo del Tesoro. It houses a number of astonishing relics of Christian antiquity, including a lock hair from the Virgin Mary, a glass vessel from the Last Supper, and a piece of Jesus' cross. These sacred exhibits can be seen in Genoa only, if you will be able to queue a couple of hours, but it is really worth it! Genoa holidays provide a unique atmosphere to plunge into the history of the whole European civilization, and Italian of course.
Genoa holidays are hard to be beaten by any other on the case of a great variety of cultural attractions. Museums, art galleries, palaces, square and monuments - each has a story to tell. Such places of interest in Genoa city worth exploring are the spectacular Renaissance palazzi of Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Reale, Palazzo di San Giorgio and Palazzo del Principe Doria Pamphilj, each with its own important history and exquisite architecture.
A three-day museum card in Genoa will cost you 15 euro from the tourist office and offers admission to most museums, the number of which is really immense. Practically each building, at least at in Genoa city centre, is a museum, if not a gallery. The Palazzo Spinola keeps up appearances as the residence for Genoese nobility, and holds vast collections of furnishings, porcelain, silver and textiles. The National Gallery of Liguria is located here. Wander the many piazzas, such as Piazza Banchi (with its excellent Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola), Piazza Caricamento, and Piazza Sarzano, and discover charming medieval churches and pleasant cafes.
Above the port is the Palazzo di San Giorgio - a 13th-century frescoed monument in Genova centre to remember the former global influence. It is where Venetian sea captain Marco Polo was imprisoned, and his memoirs recorded. If you do not intend to stay in Genoa half of your break, choosing which of the sights to choose, a 24-hour card, may be profitable. It offers museum admission plus free transport and costs something like 10 euro.
In Genoa one will find numerous well-appointed accommodations, excellent restaurants and quaint cafes. Popular spots for enjoying a nature break in Genoa from the bustle of the city are Nervi and Pegli, which have lush parks and peaceful promenades, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking trails into the mountains of the Parco Naturale dell'Antola in Genoa. Many mid-range hotels in Genoa can be found in the historic centre of the city.
For example, the Jolly Hotel Marina has good-value weekend deals at a price of 220-300 euro per night. Many of such three star hotels can be found situated in Genoa 19th-century palazzo, like the Hotel Bristol Palace (150-370euro per person).
It ain't cheap, but you'll sure have fun!