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Where to pick up your car
The most popular car hire location is Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), just over 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 10km).
Top car rental brands
The most popular car rental brands in Genoa are Sicily By Car, Alamo, Europcar, Budget and Locauto.
Warmest month: August (25°C)
Coldest month: January (9°C)
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Hire a car in Genoa
Commonly referred to as Italy’s most underrated city, Genoa is a spirited and straight shooting place.
For eight centuries this seaside town was one of the most powerful maritime cities in Italy, alongside Pisa, Venice and Amalfi. It is the birthplace of Cristoforo Colombus and where the famous merchant, Marco Polo, was imprisoned.
Capital of the Ligurian region, Genoa is a mismatch mix of modern and ancient structures, due in part to intense bombings during World War II. Though it doesn’t rank among Italy’s “must-see destinations”, it nevertheless is slowly coming back into the spotlight.
Car rental in Genoa – the numbers
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is the most popular rental length in Genoa?
A. Five to six days.
Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Genoa?
Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Genoa?
A. Sicily By Car is the cheapest car rental brand in Genoa, offering cars from just £7 per day.
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Food from Genoa
Some of the most iconic Italian food originated in Genoa, making it the city to go to for an authentic foodie experience.
Ravioli – This luxury pasta was initially invented as a way to use up leftovers, which would end up as the filling. Either served in pasta sauce or in a broth, these little pockets of pasta now come with all sorts of seasoned fillings.
Pesto – If you’ve been seeking the perfect pesto recipe, you’ve come to the right place. This traditional mix of basil leaves, crushed garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan cheese has become an international sensation, and it all started in Genoa around the 16th century.
Focaccia – According to Genoa’s official tourism site, the city produces 17,000 tons of this fluffy flat-bread per year. Similar to a pizza dough, focaccia is a homely bread made for sharing. It’s typically drizzled in olive oil or garnished with a variety of herbs and toppings.
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Genoa Airport GOA
There is a mix of regularly scheduled flights and seasonal flights to Genoa Airport.
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