The best way for us to get there is Ryan Air, from Stanstead. Of course the runway extends out into the ocean at Genoa, so an exciting landing!
Genoa is a port, and the old city and docks are very popular with tourists. The round dome is a biosphere, with fauna and flora from Madagascar.
There are many large yachts in the post area..
The symbol of Genoa is the"Lantern" a large beacon. We walked up to it one day, but it is closed as it is run by volunteers and usually only open at weekends.
Here is the Cathedral of Genoa, in the typical black and white style. Beautiful interior...
O f course Genoa is famous for its food and especially the pesto sauce....this restaurant at 21 Cavour had won a prize for its pesto...lovely....the deserts were just right too....not overly sweet but very delicious...
Another photo of Sestri Levante, showing the sheltered bay with the church on the left
And below, an evening spent at Castellato, accessible by a Victorian elevator, where you could get a good view of the port. The larger ships are cruise ships and ferry boats that go to Corsica and Sardinia. The weather was sunny and warm for our entire stay....we'll be visiting again, I'm sure. Thanks, Cristina!