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Genova, ’la Superba,’ is a city that makes a profound impression. Sandwiched between the sea and the Ligurian hills, Genova spreads upwards from the port, a jumble of a city with a long and chequered history. The European Capital of Culture in 2004, Genova has dozens of museums and galleries, a renowned theatre, and the largest aquarium in Europe. The city has good shopping, the best nightlife in Liguria and excellent restaurants. Day excursions along the stunning Ligurian coast are highly recommended.


Population 612 000
Currency 1 euro (€) = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops generally open from 09.00-12.30, and 15.30-19.30. Larger stores and supermarkets frequently open all day. Food stores often close Wednesday afternoon, while other stores are frequently closed on Monday morning.
Website www.mentelocale.it (listings guide for Genova)
Newspapers Il Secolo XIX
La Repubblica
La Stampa
Emergency numbers 113 Police Emergency
115 Fire Brigade
118 Medical Help (Ambulance)
Tourist information Visitor centre via Garibaldi
Open every day 09.00-18.30
+39 010 557 2903 / 751