By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
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.
How do I meet people in Genoa?
Join our Italy forum to meet other people living in Genoa, Italy.
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Genoa.
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