Discover Liguria


How to get there

By car:

Liguria can be easily reached by car on the highway system (toll roads) or the state and provincial roads.

Along the coast there are two highways, A12 Genova-Livorno and A10 Genova-Ventimiglia; if you come from north Italy you can take the A6 Savona-Torino, A26 Genova Voltri-Gravellona Toce, A7 Genova-Milano or, finally, A15 Parma-La Spezia.

To reach the inland you can use the widespread system of statal and provincial roads.

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By train:

The railway network covers most of the region, interconnecting the four provinces and the main communities both inland and on the two Rivieras. Genoa can be reached by train from all major Italian cities. The regional capital - just 2 hours from Milan and Turin, and 5 ½ hours from Rome - has two large stations: Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole.

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By ship:

Genoa’s large port is a destination for many shipping lines, which connect Liguria with the rest of Italy and other principal Mediterranean ports every day of the year.
The port of Genoa is also an important destination for the cruise ships of the world’s most important shipping lines. Their luxurious vessels depart from here, or simply stop for a visit to the city during tours of the Mediterranean Sea.
The other two large ports in the area are in Savona and La Spezia.

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Porto di Genova
Porto Savona
Porto della Spezia

By airplane:

Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo airport connects Liguria with the principal Italian and European cities, with flights on the major national and international airlines. In a favorable geographic position, at the center of the two Rivieras, this stopover is well connected to the urban road system and the highways. From the internal access ramp to the airport area, you can access the A10 highway, from the Genoa-airport exit; the connector leads to the city, to the Genoa Cornigliano area, and state road SS1 feeds in, connecting with Savona and La Spezia.
The city center - six kilometers away - and the main train stations are connected with the airport by the AMT mobility and urban transport company buses.
The C. Panero airport in Villanova d’Albenga, in the province of Savona, is also open to international traffic: it’s a stop for small passenger planes, charter flights, and recreational craft.

By boat:

The over three hundred kilometers of Ligurian coast offer an ample array of ports and landings equipped for recreational boating.
All craft, on the basis of their size and characteristics, can count on the services available in the 35 tourist ports, eight Marinas, four landings, and other facilities - including a jetty, equipped beaches, and docks - located in Liguria.

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Porti turistici
Cooperativa Battellieri Genova
Consorzio marittimo turistico 5 Terre-Golfo dei Poeti
Trasporti marittimi golfo Paradiso

Getting around

The region of Liguria offers convenient access by public transportation to cities, villages and tourist destinations.
Within the city of Genoa, the subway links the main railway station, Piazza Principe, to points of interest in the city centre, such as the Aquarium and Piazza De Ferrari. Delightfully uncommon conveyances that are very popular are the two funicular railways (Zecca-Righi and Sant’Anna) operated by AMT Genova that make it easy to access the highest points of the terraced city.

The train can also be used for visiting various parts of the region; a regional rail network links sections of the coast with inland areas.

Bus travel is very practical, as all Ligurian cities are easily accessible by public roads. The region is divided into some areas served by different bus companies:

- Riviera trasporti for the province of Imperia.
- SAR Autolinee Riviera in the western part of the province of Savona (this includes service to the areas of Finale and Albenga).
- ACTS in the province of Savona.
- Amt for the City of Genoa
- Atp Autolinee provinciali (for the suburban and rural areas in the province of Genoa).


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