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Living in Genoa


An Ancient Seaport Building for the Future


Genova is an important seaport in northern Italy, stretching along the Ligurian seacoast and the Apennine mountains. It has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm to hot (and humid) summers, with mild to cool (and wet) winters. The French Riviera is only an hour away and the Swiss Alps are just a three-hour drive; while other famous Italian cities, such as Milan, Turin, Florence, Venice and Rome are also easily reached either by car or by train. Genova’s history goes back to ancient times, along with the Romans and the Greeks. Genova was known as one of the four Maritime Republics of the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages. Due to its glorious past, Genova is also called “La Superba” (the Superb). Areas of the historical center have been on the World Heritage List since 2006, and in 2004 Genova was also nominated Capital of Culture of the European Union. Churches, palaces, promenades, the old harbor, museums, walls and fortresses are just a few of the many sights of the city. Genova is the home of pesto sauce. Genovese cuisine embraces other specialties, such as focaccia, farinata, ravioli, pansoti, minestrone, fish and seafood.

We are really proud of our students who acted in a video dedicated to our beautiful city!




The International School in Genoa is located in Genova-Quarto, a suburb of Genoa only 5 kilometers from the Historical Center, a few minutes’ drive from the major highways and 20 km from Cristoforo Colombo International Airport.

The school is located on a magnificent 6000 square meters campus of historical gardens in Genova-Quarto. The students learn in the beautiful grounds of a restored 14th-century Benedictine abbey.