What you should know before hiring a car in Genoa
|Genoa city centre
|Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA): 5 mi from city centre
Car hires in Genoa: practical information
Where to rent a car in Genoa
Heading to beautiful Genoa? This northern Italian city is an iconic stop on any Italy tour and it’s no wonder it was a European Capital of Culture. If you’ve already booked your flights to Genoa, take a look at the car hire offers available from Genoa Airport. You have all the usual suspects to choose from: Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz and Maggiore.
Want to get your Genoa rental car from the city centre instead? No problem. Try the central train station for a number of Genoa rental cars. Compare the prices though, because it’s often cheaper to pick up from the airport.
Driving in Genoa: parking and other tips
Driving around Genoa will be faster than taking public transportation but that saved time may be spent looking for parking instead. It’s no wonder so many locals zip around Genoa by scooter! In the city centre, it’s better to explore on foot, using your rental car for day trips and longer excursions.
Traffic jams at rush hour can be frustrating, so avoid it! One last tip for parking, make sure you book a hotel in Genoa with a car park. And don’t forget to tell them when you book that you’ll need a space in it.
Road trips from Genoa: what to do, what to see
Cinque Terre is a lovely little string of small coastal villages in the Italian region of Liguria. They include Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Verazza and Monterosso. The roads between the villages are not for the faint of heart! They sweep and twist along the coastal mountains but are safe, just take it slow around the corners.
If you ever wondered how the rich and famous in Italy live, then a trip to Portofino is a must! Located right on the Ligurian Sea, it is a very popular yachting destination in the summer months. Spend your time between the beaches and the harbour, people watching and soaking up the lifestyle here.
Gulf of the Poets
Many people call the Gulf of La Spezia the Gulf of the Poets because, throughout the centuries, countless poets and writers spend their holidays in this part of Italy to write and took residence in the small villages here. The region’s peaceful beauty is certainly enough to inspire!