Destination guide

Metropolitan City of Genoa, a gateway to the Italian Riviera

For most travelers, the Metropolitan City of Genoa is a gateway to the Italian Riviera. But before making a beeline for one of the Cinque Terre coastal resorts, why not spend a few days getting to know this seafaring slice of Italy? Spend your days wandering around the medieval Old Town, sipping espresso on sun-dappled terraces and devouring Ligurian cuisine. There are also world-class museums, stylish boutiques and a string of UNESCO-listed palaces to admire. Whether you're just starting a trip or winding up a spell in Italy, Metropolitan City of Genoa vacation rentals promise a local experience in Liguria.

Things to do

Palazzi hopping in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Genoa has always been an affluent city, and nothing captures this better than the lavish palazzi that dot the city. They date to the 16th century and are built in the luxuriant Renaissance and Baroque styles. If you visit just one, make it Palazzo Reale, which enchants visitors with terraced gardens, gleaming antiques and a resplendent Hall of Mirrors. You can also get a feel for the city's palazzi at the Musei di Strada Nuova. It's housed in a trio of palaces and showcases works from Italy's greatest masters.

Activities

Fabulous food tours in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Fast and thorough, the Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is a great way to tick off most sights and attractions. Walking tours are another great way to discover Genoa, especially if you throw in a foodie angle. Save your appetite for hand-crushed pesto, freshly caught wild sea bass, creamy gelato and other local delicacies. Want to whip up your own Italian feasts? With well-equipped kitchens and spacious entertaining areas, Metropolitan City of Genoa vacation rentals are the perfect excuse to throw your own dinner parties. Wash it down with a glass of local Ligurian wine.

Weather

Mediterranean sunshine in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Set on the Italian Riviera, the Metropolitan City of Genoa enjoys sunshine throughout the year. Crowds spike over the summer, when Genoa serves as a gateway to the Cinque Terre. Planning to spend a few days exploring the city? Metropolitan City of Genoa vacation rentals make the most of the Mediterranean sunshine, with sunny terraces and sparkling ocean views. Late spring and early fall are considered sweet spots, with daytime temperatures hovering around the mid-60s.

Natural features

Escape to the Italian Riviera in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Anchoring the Italian Riviera, the Metropolitan City of Genoa is the capital of Italy's Liguria region. The narrow coastal strip is set between the sparkling Ligurian Sea and the soaring Maritime Alps. Most travelers are either arriving or departing for the coast, with Genoa putting you less than 2 hours from the spectacularly beautiful Cinque Terre. For a glimpse at Italy's underwater ecosystem, check out Acquario, one of Europe's largest aquariums. You can also soak up the scenery with a stroll along Corso Italia, the city's breezy oceanfront promenade.

Where to stay around Metropolitan City of Genoa?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,349 vacation rentals near Metropolitan City of Genoa. From 475 Houses to 177 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Metropolitan City of Genoa are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Metropolitan City of Genoa?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Metropolitan City of Genoa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Genoa: 1,234 vacation rentals
  • Portofino: 1,718 vacation rentals
  • Santa Margherita Ligure: 552 vacation rentals
  • Rapallo: 801 vacation rentals
  • Camogli: 910 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Metropolitan City of Genoa! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Metropolitan City of Genoa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Metropolitan City of Genoa:

  • Genoa: 1,234 rentals
  • Portofino: 1,718 rentals
  • Santa Margherita Ligure: 552 rentals
  • Rapallo: 801 rentals
  • Camogli: 910 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Metropolitan City of Genoa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Metropolitan City of Genoa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Camogli Beach: 1,741 rentals
  • Portofino Marina: 1,788 rentals
  • Genoa Nervi Station: 1,494 rentals
  • Santa Margherita Ligure Portofino Station: 1,810 rentals
  • Santa Margherita Ligure Castle: 1,812 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Metropolitan City of Genoa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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