Genoa (Italy)

Genoa is a major port city in north-western Italy, at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The city's climate is typical for Italy, including a mild winter and a warm summer. The city is an old port city and the birthplace of Columbus. Genoa is one of the largest historical centers of Europe. It is reasonably well-preserved, including the city's original old port. In addition to the historic buildings, the city has the second largest aquarium in Europe, numerous museums, palaces and churches. The sea food is excellent and the city is considered to be the birthplace of pesto and focaccia.

Population: 608,826
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Italian
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F, L
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service charge is sometimes added to the bill. Otherwise, a tip of around 10% is appreciated if the service is good.
Time in destination: Jan 27, 2021, 2:14:33 AM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 51.8 42.8 8
February - 53.6 44.6 7
March - 59.0 48.2 8
April - 64.4 53.6 9
May - 69.8 60.8 8
June - 77.0 68.0 5
July - 80.6 71.6 4
August - 80.6 71.6 6
September - 77.0 66.2 7
October - 68.0 59.0 9
November - 60.8 51.8 11
December - 53.6 44.6 8

More information: Genoa forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Genoa is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $77.03, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $270.64, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $76.74
  • Hotel (3 stars): $102.64
  • Hotel (4 stars): $118.02
  • Hotel (5 stars): $143.90
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.70
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $19.32
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.08
  • Meal, McDonalds: $9.72
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $18.23

More information: Genoa price level

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Genoa has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 57.5 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 76.9 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 47.9 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Genoa safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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