Despite the draw of the aquarium and its intriguing Old Town, Genoa is still geared more to business travelers. There has been a pleasant boom of new quality accommodations sprouting up, however, as the city becomes increasingly tourist-friendly. Keep in mind, the city books up solid during its annual boat show, the world’s largest, in October. It is best to avoid hotels in the heart of the Old Town, especially around the harbor, as many are a little sketchy.

Self-Catering Rooms and Apartments


If you want to teel like more of a local, self-catering apartments are definitely a great option. For example, Virginia's Rooms (which can be reserved via Booking.com for an average price of 60€ per night for a two-person deluxe room) are private rooms in a residential area not far from the center. This property not only offers convenient parking for those traveling by car, but also features flat-screen televisions and swish modern bathrooms along with colorful bedrooms with traditional furnishings. Of course, there are also plenty of apartment options on www.airbnb.com, with an average nightly price of 77€ in the city of Genoa.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.