Overall Score


Young Genoa – a city in northern Italy with a geographical location: the northern part is adjacent to the Apennine Mountains, while the southern side of the city can admire the waters of the Genóise Bay. It is part of the Margherich Sea, the name of which refers to the fact that it is the administrative center of Margheria – one of the historical regions of northern Italy. Later the Greek colonists were attracted to this area. In the course of the Punic Wars, Carrhaghans troops defeated Loguiria, which had supported Rome; among other settlements, this one was also defeated. In the period of the early Middle Ages, the League changed hands several times: changing hands, the Osttians, the Visentines, the Lions, the French, and the French. But when in the 10th century the city was conquered by the Arabian Fatimids, its inhabitants decided that they had already changed their loyalties enough: the storm of the Arabs had been repulsed, and the city was undergoing extensive fortification construction. At the same time, the leadership of Genoese recognized that any walls, even mighty ones, are no guarantee of security, so at the same time they began to strengthen the political connections with the influential centers of the Middle Ages. This task was made easier by the fact that the sea routes for the city were open, the only thing left was the port. This event and the political and economic ties that had been forged led to the independence of the city and its becoming the center of the Genoese Republic.

The prosperity of this state institution was linked to the sea; in particular, it was extremely important for its further development to acquire as many fishing grounds as possible on its various coasts. There were four types of colonies in the Genoese: The first type – LOCAL, comprising an area of a single building, the second type occupied urban areas, the third – parts of the coast, and the fourth type included entire islands: For example, at one time the Genoese Republic owned Kōrkō. For a long time from the end of the 13th century to the middle of the 14th century, Genoya held an advantageous position in the Middle Sea. Again it changed hands: it went from hand to hand: it was owned by the French, the Milanese, and was occupied by various states. It would seem that the prosperity of Henoy was over. The city was restored to its former glory by his predecessor, Christopher Columbus, who discovered America and began its colonization. The city has a monument to Colombo and an international airport named after him. Genoa entered into an alliance with Spain, which helped it export the American gold that was the backbone of its economy. But it is also the condition that has brought glory to the country, which led to its eventual political collapse. When the American inroads were not so great, the economy was irreparably damaged, and Germany lost its political independence forever. As a result of Henrys conquest, Genoa became part of France, and after his defeat it became part of Piedmont and the most important port in the Kingdom of Sardinia, and later in Italy as a whole.

Memorable features of the contemporary Genoa are that its prosperity is historically linked to a successful trade. It was here, in Colombia-Mercanti, that the first bazaar in Italy was founded. The great gate of Porta Soprano has survived since the twelfth century and is a testimony to the citys former greatness. The main monuments are the Cathedral of San Lorenzo (twelfth century) and the Chapel of San Giovanni, dedicated to St. John the Crucified, in which the Christian relics of the city are preserved. Among the monuments of the towns architectural structure are the grand Jugue Palace and the palaces owned by the towns prominent families. The baroque palace of the Kings of Tardinia also remained in the city. In Genoa, the theatre of Carlo Fellicio, practically completely destroyed during the Second World War, is in operation, but rebuilt. The Museum of the Worlds Museum of Cultures exhibit tells the everyday life of people from different cultures and countries.

100 USD = 92.32 EUR

Overall Score

  • Air quality: 46 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 590,000 people
  • GDP: $31,279 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 19 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Vodafone
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: You are not expected to tip restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. This charge must be indicated on the menu. Some may also add an extra charge for the diner ware and extras (tablecloth, silverware, plates, bread, etc.), this is normal.
  • Apartment listings: Immobiliare
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
  • More hotels:
  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Best coworking space: Plane Tree
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Genoa Medical
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Alitalia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1800
  • Monthly costs for family: $3800
  • Monthly costs for local: $1100
  • Meal: $10
  • Small Cola: $1.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $1.8

View Larger Map