How to arrive in Liguria
How to get in Liguria
GENOA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO AIRPORT
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 line Volabus 100 offers a quick connection with the stations at Genova Piazza Principe, the city center, and Genova Brignole. Departures are every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 A.M. - the first run from the Brignole station - until 11:45 P.M., the final trip to the airport.
Line 151 connects the airport with the Genova Cornigliano and Genova Sestri Ponente stations.
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.
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. www.orariotrasporti.regione.liguria.it: schedules, routes, connections and travel times for trains, buses and metro for the whole region. The search motor offers many consultation methods: you can select the preferred means of transport, excluding others, or view a detailed description of the route, choose a direct route without any connections or with intermediate stops, or change from one transport method to another.
BY SHIP ADN FERRY
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.
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.
With the search function you can find all of the small harbors and tourist landings classified by town, number of berths, and capacity on the basis of length (expressed in meters) of the boat. Using the map and completing one or more fields, you can display the town in which the docking facility you are looking for is located, along with a detailed listing of information and available services.
Liguria can be reached easily by car on the highway system or the state and provincial roads. The former, managed by the Autostrade per l'Italia company, are toll roads, and they connect the four Ligurian provinces to the main Italian cities. The others, free of charge, connect all the cities and towns of the Riviera and surrounding area.
www.orariotrasporti.regione.liguria.it: schedules, routes, connections and travel times for trains, buses and metro for the whole region. The search motor offers many consultation methods: you can select the preferred means of transport, excluding others, or view a detailed description of the route, choose a direct route without any connections or with intermediate stops, or change from one transport method to another.