Genoa may not be as overrun with tourists as the Cinque Terre towns further down the Ligurian coast, but perhaps that’s just because Genoa is a large enough city that it can accommodate the influx. It’s a port city (and sometimes a stop for cruise ships), and it’s in this part of the world that you should definitely order whatever has pesto on the menu. Genovese basil, after all, takes its name from this very city.
Because it’s a port city, you’re likely to read about hotels that say they’re close to the water. With the map below you can pinpoint exactly where each hotel is located and see if they’re really as close as they say they are.
Search this map to find cheap hotels in Genoa