Genoa: A beautiful port cradled between land and sea
Cradled between land and sea and with a working port, the Italian vacation destination of Genoa on the west coast of Italy displays its past through her many palaces and the surrounding ancient terraced hills.
Genoa has many different faces; at once a modern metropolis and a rigorous custodian of artistic heritage, as well as an industrious marketplace with centuries-old parks perfect for relaxation.
Art-lovers will particularly enjoy the works by Rubens in the Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace).
If you are already familiar with Genoa, then we heartily recommend an excursion to the enchanting seaside village of Portofino on Italy’s Riviera. Finally, as always, we cater to all cruise guests, so why not ensure that your youngsters have a great day away from ship, too! Take the family to Genoa’s acclaimed aquarium (one of Europe’s largest) and create some great holiday memories for everyone.
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Port average temperature
Genoa has a Mediterranean climate, with oceanic influences.
Winter is mild, with an average temperature of 8°C in January, and summer is warm with an average temperature of 24°C in August. The daily temperature range is limited; with an average range of 6°C between high and low temperatures. The driest month is July, while the wettest months are October and November. Snow generally falls once a year.
Genoa is also a windy city, especially during winter when northern winds often bring cool air from central and northern Europe. Another typical wind blows from southeast, mostly as a consequence of Atlantic disturbances and storms, bringing humid and warmer air from the sea.