The Port of Genoa
Fulcrum of maritime connections throughout Northern Italy, the port of Genoa is one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean. It has been so since Roman times even if it was in the sixteenth century, and then in the nineteenth century, which experienced impetuous phases of development, first commercial, and then industrial.
Alongside trade and industry, the port of Genoa is also at the forefront of passenger traffic. There are 5 terminals dedicated to the docking of ferries and cruise ships: Calata Chiappella; Ponte Colombo and Ponte Caracciolo are used for ferry traffic; while Ponte Andrea Doria and Ponte dei Mille to the cruise one.
The numbers are impressive: on average, 3 million passengers and about 700,000 cars travel to Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica and North Africa every year through the port of the Ligurian capital (Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) without forgetting, of course, the main Mediterranean and ocean routes of cruise ships.
In addition to the technological development and logistical adaptation of the Maritime Station (a figure: 180,000 square meters of parking area for cars waiting for boarding), these numbers are also explained by the proximity to the railway station (a few hundred meters) and the airport. citizen (just a few kilometers). Not to mention, finally, that from the port, the beautiful historic center is easily accessible.
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