Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Genova, Italy.
Genova, is the capital of the province with the same name that is located in the Liguria region of northwestern Italy. It is also known as ‘la Superb’, the superb one, due to its glorious past. UNSECO have named part of the Old City as one of their World Heritage sites as well. The area that Genova occupies is split into five distinct areas; centre, west, east, the Basagno Valley and the Polcevera.
This area of Italy gets around 2,200 hours of sunshine every year with average summer temperatures ranging from 22 degrees up to, and sometimes in excessive of, 27 degrees. Although the sun may shine, the city itself can be very windy, so this can drop the temperature but not be fooled into thinking you won’t need sun block.
This city has a myriad of things to do and places to see; if you like soaking up the local culture and visiting historic buildings, then you are in for a real treat. There are seven churches here to visit such as the St. Lawrence Cathedral, which was built in a Romanesque-Renaissance type style. If you prefer Gothic architecture, then a visit to the Sant'Agostino church is in order.
Other buildings and places of interest include the Piazza De Ferrari, which is located in the main square of Genova and it is well known for its impressive fountain. There is the Doge's Palace, which is now a museum and hosts various culture events throughout the year. The Strada Nuova, or as it is now known Via Garibaldi, is a street which is 250 meters long and only 7.5 meters wide, but dates back to around 1550 and was included in the UNSECO World Heritage site listings back in 2006.
There are also many parks to visit such as the Villetta Di Negro, which is situated in the heart of the town and overlooks the historic centre. Outside the centre there is the Park of Nervi, which overlooks the sea and the stunning gardens of Villa Durazzo Pallavicini. There is also a promenade to explore such as the Corso Italia, which is about 2.5 km in length and connects the two neighbourhoods of Foce and Boccadasse.
Not forgetting the old harbour, which is an ancient part of the city; here, many of the old buildings have been renovated and are being used for alternative purposes, such as an Aquarium and Bingo hall. Last, but by no means least, there are the walls and fortresses; this city history is very long and dates back to around the 9th century and since that time many walls have been erected to defend it. Genova has many of these walls and longer lengths still remain today and it has more than any other Italian city.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Genova? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Genova and villas in Genova that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.