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The colourful harbour of Portofino, near Genoa

A taste of the real Italy

This Italian harbour city exudes history, character and charm. Book flights to Genoa and visit the ancient palaces that evoke the city’s rich trade history. The city is a maze of medieval streets with market stands, boutiques and restaurants that serve delicious Italian fare that will delight your taste buds.

Palazzi galore

Did you know that Genoa boasts the largest medieval city centre in Europe? This North Italian city is also a Unesco World Heritage site. From the 11th century until the 16th century, the city was one of the biggest maritime powers in the Mediterranean. Many palaces from that period have been preserved. The most beautiful buildings line the Via Garibaldi, Via Cairoli and Via Balbi. In the 16th century this is where the traders and bankers built their spectacular complexes such as the Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso, with enormous columns, ancient sculptures and colourful paintings. Genoa is the ideal destination for a city trip and the perfect starting point for a longer holiday in Italy. Expect to be surprised: book a flight to Genoa now! 

Sampling regional delicacies

Genoa is blessed with impressive culinary treasures. Some of the delights to try include Ligurian flat bread and authentic pesto. Made with olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and Genovese basil, this green pasta sauce has been a staple in Genoa for many centuries. Practically every restaurant in town serves a dish with this sauce. Be sure to sample the Italian cuisine in the covered Mercato Orientale, where authentic regional products are combined with risotto, gnocchi and pasta. Finger-licking good. Buon appetito!

Flights to Genoa for a unique city trip

Looking for a cheap flight to Genoa? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in Genoa before you know it.

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