Genoa, Italy

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International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: With a population of close to 900,000, Genoa is an old port city and the capital of Italy's Liguria region. Bring your sneakers and get in shape before you go, because Genoa is a very hilly city. One big advantage of Genoa: it's not a big tourist destination.

What do I need to know about living in Genoa?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Genoa, they said:

"Lots of hills. Lots of rain in the winter. bitter cold. Head south for the winter," remarked another expat in Genoa.

"Be prepared for lots of form filling and walking up and down hills. Genova is very, very hilly. Relatively un-touristed other then by Italians, and, in my opinion, an undiscovered treasure as far as the English are concerned," explained one expat living in Genoa.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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