British Airways operates Genoa-bound flights that fly into Genoa Christopher Columbus International Airport, four miles west of Genoa city centre. After your Genoa flights, stroll around Genoa's revitalised waterfront and its Renaissance heart on Via Garibaldi you'll soon discover that Genoa is an irresistible mix of palatial old and breathtaking new. Get your bearings from the Il Bigo observation crane for panoramic views of Genoa's port. Then pick up a takeaway snack from a focaccia local Italian bread stall, just one of the many gourmet delights to hail from Genoa.
Catch a bus into central Genoa after your flight. The Volabus service runs every hour to Genoa's Principe Train Station in the older part of Genoa near the port. The trip to Genoa city centre takes 20 minutes. If you'd prefer a taxi after your flight to Genoa, you'll find the taxi rank outside Flight Arrivals at Genoa airport.
Get to know this historic port city on foot after Genoa flights. Start with a leisurely walk down Genoa's main shopping street, Via XX Settembre, after leaving your flight to Genoa. Stop off at Genoa's elegant hub, Piazza de Ferrari, with its splashing round fountain and grand buildings. Drop into the much restored home of Christopher Columbus, in the shadow of the 12th-century Porta Soprana city gate. When you catch your flight home from Genoa, take home painted Ligurian pottery, delicate filigree jewellery and jars of Genoa's local gourmet speciality, pesto, the classic basil and pine-nut sauce served with spaghetti.