Genoa is the capital of the Liguria region. It inhabits a spot on the Mare Liguria, or Ligurian Sea.
Genoa has a thriving historic center for tourists to discover, and the port area has been renovated quite nicely to include a panoramic elevator and marine aquarium.
Genoa winters are mild, it's cool and wet November through February. Summers are are hot with less rainfall, a typical Mediterranean climate.
May and June are good times to visit Genoa. May celebrates one of Genoa's quintessential foods--foccaccia--with a Foccaccia Festival mid-month. June is the feast day of St. John, in which the ashes of St. John the Baptist are taken out of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and paraded through the streets.
October offers decent weather and celebrates another Genovese delicacy, pesto, with the Pesto e Dintorni Festival held in the Palazzo Ducale.
Avoid November through January, when the rains come to Genoa and the weather is cool and often bleak.
The climate charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Genoa, Italy.