Vibrant, colorful buildings, cobbled streets and the refreshing scent of sea air greet you as you disembark your flight to Genoa. The verdant and rolling landscape offers incredible views of the harbor, and the city’s narrow, snaking alleyways pass by magnificent churches and stately palaces, hinting at the grandeur of Genoa’s golden age. Ensure you arrive at your destination full of energy and ready to explore by enjoying Alitalia’s in-flight gourmet meals and extra-comfort seats.
Traveling to Genoa allows you to explore two Italian destinations within a single attractive city. The steep, slender avenues, baroque architecture and authentic flavor of Genoa’s old harbor district form a sharp contrast with the theaters, cafés and arcades of the modern port. The opulent palaces of Genoan aristocrats are yours to explore along Palazzi dei Rolli. For another taste of old-world charm, make the trip to Boccadasse, an old fishing neighborhood and a great place to take in some wonderful views of the sea alongside vendors peddling refreshing gelato.
Preparing delicious pesto is almost an art form in Genoa, so be sure to sample some, accompanied by some fresh focaccia, while in the area. Book your tickets to Genoa for May or June to enjoy the region’s best weather for open-air wanderings, and remember to check Alitalia.com for great flight deals any time of the year.