Genoa sits in a Gulf on the Ligurian Sea in Northwestern Italy. With a metropolitan population of 1.5 million, it’s the 6th largest city in the country and one of the most important trade centers.
Its enormous port and shipyards have been around since the 19th century, and the natural harbor is always buzzing with activity and trade.
If you get tired of the seaside sun, you can retreat into the winding maze of history-soaked streets and lanes that make up the City’s interior.
Those miles of beautiful coastline and turquoise water are the perfect reason to consider a new way of seeing this sparkling port-side jewel—a private RV rental.
Finding a motorhome rental in Genoa is the perfect way to stay along the coastline and soak up the natural beauty. Simply park your camper rental at a campground like the gorgeous Tigullio Camping and Resort and relax.
This fantastic RV resort offers:
It’s truly like paradise—your own private slice of heaven—and you can stay in the comfort of your motorhome rental, free from the noise and distraction of a hotel in the city.
Don’t worry—visiting Genoa is as easy as a quick—and beautiful—drive up the coast. When you get there, be sure to visit the historic harbor, but here are a few more must-sees for your trip itinerary:
That’s a good start, but you’ll also want to meander down the road to see the famous fishing village of Portofino. Its colorful houses and harbor have been the inspiration of painters since time immemorial.
In fact, the town is so famous that it inspired artists to recreate its seaside charm at Tokyo DisneySea in Chiba, Japan and it’s reproduced in every detail at Portofino Bay at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL.
After Portofino, head on over to Cinque Terre for sweeping seaside vistas along the rugged Italian Riviera. With five towns snuggled together as one, it’s easy to view the colorful houses and abundant vineyards.
Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cinque Terre is a village constructed on precarious terraces overlooking the sea, where the only transportation is paths, trains, and boats. Cars and other vehicles cannot reach the towns from the outside except by one narrow, and sometimes impassable, road.
It’s best to park at nearby La Spezia and take the trains into the villages or take the Sentiero Azzurro (Azure Trail) hiking path that winds through towns. Be aware that some areas have very steep ascents, so be prepared for some difficult hiking.
Seafood specialties abound in both Portofino and Cinque Terre, so bring your appetite and head for a local trattoria for a taste of something fresh from the sea.
Liguria is known for their infamous pesto sauce and focaccia bread found everywhere in Genoa and along the Ligurian coast.
Filled pasta is also a star, with a local dish, pansotti, receiving rave reviews. Pasta filled with Swiss chard, eggs, and ricotta, pansotti is a uniquely Genovese dish.
If pasta seems heavy, try minestrone alla Genovese, a humble but delicious local soup and have a side of farinata, a thin, crepe-like pancake made from chickpea flour, water, salt and olive oil and cooked in a traditional wood-burning oven.
After reading all the amazing things there are to see, do, and eat in Genoa, you’re probably ready to go.
Campanda makes RV rental in Genoa so easy for you so you can find the perfect RV for your travel needs with a simple point-and-click. Head to the website, input your destination, and get ready to choose from multiple options available during your travel dates.
Take the worry out of finding lodging and enjoy the natural beauty of the area—use Campanda to find the right RV for you.