Rent a car at Genoa Airport
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport is in front of the Genoese district of Sestri Ponente and is located on an artificial peninsula.
Its inauguration dates back to 1962 with a 2285-meter runway, later elongated up to the current 2916 meters. In 1986 the definitive structure of the terminal was realized, too.
Many airlines, both Italian and foreign, provide services at Genoa Airport, such as Alitalia, Lufthansa, KLM and Air France, in addition to low-cost companies such as Blue Express, Ryanair and Volotea.
In addition to the biggest Italian airports, Genoa is connected to different European airports, such as Paris, London, Vienna, Munich and Amsterdam and, in summertime, to tourist destinations such as Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza.
Once landed, you can pick your rental car up at Genoa Airport, having previously booked it on RentalUp, and reach the city centre and all the various attractions, traveling along the SS1 for 8 km.
Genoa, the area of the Old Harbour
The area of the Old Harbour of Genoa encloses different attractions, among which the most important ones are the Galata maritime museum, the Biosphere and the Aquarium.
The Galata Maritime Museum, laid out onto four floors, offers its visitors the possibility to become pirates or explorers for a day or to travel aboard a XIX-century steamer or even to sail towards America. The name of the museum recalls the homonym district in Istanbul that hosted until the XV century a large Genoese community.
On the ground floor you can find maps and historical reconstructions that let you travel back in time and that are rich in referrals to the two most important Genoese navigators, Andrea Doria and Cristopher Columbus.
On the first floor you can feel the emotion of boarding a galley, included within an interactive tour, and you can admire globes and atlases, while on the second floor you will find the raft on which Fogar and Mancini travelled for 74 days. On the third floor, lastly, you can retrace the history of the migrations towards America abroad a steamer.
The Biosphere, spherical structure designed by Renzo Piano and realized in glass and steel, is the ideal place to discover the tropical flora and fauna, admiring over 150 species. The visit to the Biosphere is very important to understand how the survival of this delicate ecosystem depends on all of us.
In the Aquarium of Genoa you can experience a full immersion into the underwater world, thanks to the over 12 thousand specimens from all over the world offering an overview of the aquatic biodiversity and to the continuous enlargement of the apposite spaces.
Inside this structure you can find an area called “Tropical Garden – Wings flapping”, with a very rich exhibitions of aquatic species.
Choosing the car rental service at Genoa Airport, you can reach in total comfort this part of the city, to discover it in the best way.
A perfect tour: what to see in Genoa
For a perfect tour in Genoa you cannot miss the old town, almost entirely pedestrian and consisting of important squares, such as Piazza de Ferrari and Piazza della Vittoria.
The squares are connected each other by narrow alleyways, “carruggi” in Genoese dialect, which in total reach over 20 km of way. Among the attractions you can visit on foot, there are the remains of the Medieval walls and gates and very beautiful monuments, such as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Ducal Palace.
In the city centre, you will also have the opportunity to admire the Theatre Carlo Felice, with its stunning square, and the house of Christopher Columbus. Other attractions you should not miss have been indicated as the symbol of the city: the Lantern, Staglieno cemetery, Mazzini Gallery and the Royal Palace.
Choosing the low-cost car rental service at Genoa Airport, you will have the possibility to admire not only the beauties of the Ligurian chief town, but also of the surroundings, such as Boccadasse, Nervi, Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino.
Car Rental with no credit card at Genoa Airport
Thanks to RentalUp, you can pick your rental car up at Genoa Airport, also if you do not have a credit card!
In a few minutes, you can search and choose place, date and time of pickup and delivery. By applying the “with no credit card deposit” filter, you will get a list of cars that you can rent with no credit card. Choose the one you prefer at the best price offered by one of the partners of RentalUp!
You can pay with debit card (Bancomat, Visa Electron, Mastercard Debit) or prepaid card: the car rental service at Genoa Airport with no credit card is affordable to everyone!