Exhibitions and Fairs in Genoa
Genoa Exhibition Center - Fiera di Genova, overlooking the sea, is the symbol of a complex economy, open to the sea and the world, but anchored to the land. Genoa is also an important industial city with a vocation for scientific development and culture.
Genoa has long been primarily a transit point for the trade activities of the port and a docking point for cruise ships, or as a departure point towards the coast of the East and West. Thanks to policies devoted to tourism and hospitality, Genoa is increasingly becoming a tourist destination with growing attendance at its accommodation facilities. Genoa Exhibition Center, Fiera di Genova, is famous worldwide for the events connected to boating sectors.
How to get to Genoa
Genoa is crossed by several motorways: the A7 reaches directly the port, while from the northern part of the city you can take the A12, Autostrada Azzurra, towards La Spezia and Livorno. The city is served by two train stations, Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole, with trains running north to south towards Turin and Rome. The Fair of Genoa, located in Piazzale Kennedy, can be reached by car from the A12 motorway exit Genova-Nervi (or Genoa East) and from the A7-A10-A26, exit Genova Ovest. The shuttle buses 'Volabus' connect the International Airport Cristoforo Colombo to the train stations Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole.
Where to stay in Genoa
The historical centre of Genoa, the Old Town, the port, the Fair, the Aquarium, the main shopping streets, the alleyways called carrugi, but even restaurants, and places of historical and cultural interest, are all enclosed in a triangle of 1,5x1,5x1,5 km. So any hotel in the historical centre of Genoa is perfect for sightseeing. Staying at hotels close to the Genoa Exhibition Center, you can also visit the far east of the city, the gardens of Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa and the Park of Villa Gambaro.
Shopping venues in Genoa
The main shopping streets are those that branch out from Piazza De Ferraris. Fashion boutiques are situated in Via XX Settembre, via Roma and Galleria Mazzini, but also in the alleys and arcades of Sottoripa, at the Old Port, there are excellent shops and workshops, as well as along Via Orefici. Focaccia and pastry shops for those in search of the famous Ligurian specialties are mainly in the streets around the station of Genova Brignole, between Via San Vincenzo and Via Colombo. In via Galatea is held the Mercato Orientale, which is definitely worth a visit (Monday to Saturday).
Hot spots in Genoa for the after-show
You can spend pleasing evenings in Genoa, there where numerous venues have sprung up in recent years, between Piazza delle Erbe and Via San Bernardo, in the historical centre, which have become the main meeting point for locals and tourists. Some of the most popular places in Genoa are: Cantiere Pub in Sestri Ponente, Cezanne Disco in via Cecchi n.7, the cafè/bookshop La Nouvelle Vague in the old town, Vico de Gradi, Louisiana Jazz Club in Via Reggio Tommaso in downtown. During the warmer season, you can also enjoy a walk along Corso Italia.