Genoa harbor panorama


Travel overnight in comfort to Genoa!

Are you yearning for the ocean? Only a short walk from the “Genova Piazza Principe” train station lies the imposing harbour, which makes this Ligurian metropolis one of Italy’s most important cities. The rich history, cultural diversity, and maritime flair of the surroundings make visiting Genoa an unforgettable experience.

Travel overnight in comfort to Genoa!

Board the ÖBB Nightjet in the evening in e.g. Vienna, Salzburg or Munich and arrive the next morning in Genoa after a relaxing and comfortable journey.

On the ÖBB Nightjet, you will travel overnight in comfort to Milano Lambrate in a seating carriage, couchette or sleeper cabin. You will arrive well-rested and fuelled by a hearty breakfast (included in the price in the couchettes and sleeper cabins), before the Trenitalia Intercity train will take you from there directly to Genoa in either a 1st or 2nd class seating carriage. There is plenty of time for a simple and stress-free change in Milano Lambrate, both on the outward and return journeys.

Please note

The up-to-date daily train times can be found under "Book ticket" or at The tickets for this connection can also be booked at all ÖBB Personenkasse (staffed ticket desks), from all ÖBB sales partners and European partner trainlines, and via the ÖBB customer service phoneline on +49 05-1717.


The gateway to the Mediterranean

Tourists should take plenty of time to explore Genoa, as its history has captivated all those who have visited. The city centre is still home to some of Europe’s most impressive Renaissance buildings and palaces, and other buildings even date back to the Middle Ages. Those who wander through the pedestrian-friendly old town, with its winding alleyways leading to the palazzi, cathedrals and buildings decked with elaborate frescoes and reliefs, will embark on a magical journey through time. The city’s most famous son, known as "La Superba" - "The Proud One", remains the explorer Christopher Columbus, whose birthplace is open to visitors.

The aquarium is also not to be missed; “Porto Antico”, completely redesigned by star architect Renzo Piano in 1992, is one of the largest and most beautiful aquariums in Europe. Its 3000m2 interior and many tanks are home to over 12,000 species of animals and plants from all over the world. However, the best view can be found from the “La Lanterna” lighthouse: the symbol of Genoa. At 77 metres high, it towers over all the lighthouses on the Mediterranean.

The capital of Liguria also has plenty to offer in terms of food: both the flat bread “focaccia” and “pesto”, made from basil, olive oil, cheese, and pine nuts, originated here. And on an extended walk along the coast, visitors have the opportunity to indulge in local and freshly caught seafood specialities at every turn.

Statue of Christopher Columbus Genoa

Christopher Columbus statue in Genoa