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The Liguria region's main city, Genoa has a gritty appeal. Its commercial flair was based on maritime trade, and the city is still a key Mediterranean port. It is an excellent destination for a short break, but is also a useful stopping-off point for rail travellers heading deeper into Italy. Some of Liguria’s most celebrated coastal resorts (such as Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure) are close by, and Genoa itself has enough to entertain any visitor for a few days.

An intricate maze of lanes (locally called caruggi) leads up from the waterfront into the Old Town where the showpiece sights are the ducal palace and cathedral. Everywhere you’ll see the red and white flag of Genoa – which England appropriated. St George is also the patron saint of Genoa.

The gaudy main station is called Genoa Piazza Principe (often abbreviated to Genova Principe). The city is far from the main Italian high-speed network, so journey times are slow. Plan on five hours for the direct train to Rome, two hours to Turin and 90 minutes to Milan.

Genoa does however have some useful long-distance connections. There is a direct overnight train to Naples and Salerno and very useful direct EuroCity services (run by Thello) to Nice, Monaco and Marseille. A weekly direct train to Moscow adds a little spice to the departure boards at Piazza Principe station.

You can reach Genoa easily in a long day’s journey from London. The standard route has been via Paris and Milan. But since Eurostar launched its direct London-Marseille service in May 2015, it now make sense (on those days when the London to Marseille train runs) to travel from London to Genoa with just one change of train at Marseille St Charles. The run from Marseille to Genoa is a superb rail-cruise along the Riviera.

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Alessandria to Genoa by train

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Sanremo to Genoa by train

from £9.00

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Parma to Genoa by train

from £40.70

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Viareggio to Genoa by train

from £9.00

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Pietrasanta to Genoa by train

from £9.70

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Lucca to Genoa by train

from £12.20

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Siena to Genoa by train

from £18.10

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Empoli to Genoa by train

from £27.10

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Dijon to Genoa by train

from £122.30

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Monterosso Almo to Genoa by train

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Rome to Genoa by train

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Levanto to Genoa by train

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Bergamo to Genoa by train

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Madrid to Genoa by train

from £124.70

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Bologna to Genoa by train

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Livorno to Genoa by train

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La Spezia to Genoa by train

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Como to Genoa by train

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Riomaggiore to Genoa by train

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Milan to Genoa by train

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Saint-Raphaël to Genoa by train

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Toulon to Genoa by train

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Alassio to Genoa by train

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London to Genoa by train

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London to Genoa by train

from £73.60

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Geneva to Genoa by train

from £37.10

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Turin to Genoa by train

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Barcelona to Genoa by train

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Albenga to Genoa by train

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Marseille to Genoa by train

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Ventimiglia to Genoa by train

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Cambridge to Genoa by train

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Savona to Genoa by train

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Lille to Genoa by train

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Corniglia to Genoa by train

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Sestri Levante to Genoa by train

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Chambéry to Genoa by train

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Cannes to Genoa by train

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Chiavari to Genoa by train

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Naples to Genoa by train

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Florence to Genoa by train

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Pisa to Genoa by train

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Antibes to Genoa by train

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Vernazza to Genoa by train

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Manarola to Genoa by train

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Paris to Genoa by train

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Basel to Genoa by train

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Voghera to Genoa by train

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Menton to Genoa by train

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Genoa by train

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Aix-en-Provence to Genoa by train

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Finale Ligure to Genoa by train

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Nice to Genoa by train

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Montpellier to Genoa by train

from £31.40

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Moneglia to Genoa by train

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Avignon to Genoa by train

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Zurich to Genoa by train

from £16.20

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Venice to Genoa by train

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Verona to Genoa by train

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Lyon to Genoa by train

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