Flying down to Genova

Top Travel Tip! When arriving in Genova by air, make sure you’re sitting on the right-hand side of the plane, so as to ensure the best view of the Italian riviera and the Ligurian capital as you come in to land.

After crossing the mountains in the Ligurian hinterland you’ll hit the coast (not literally, I hope) near Rapallo. It’s the town with the marina at the bottom of the photo. The tiny town and headland at top centre of the photo is Portofino. The port in between is Santa Margherita Ligure, where I got married.


A closer view of Rapallo.


Approaching Genova from the suburbs to the east.


The port and old town. We can (kind of ) see our apartment from here!


If at all possible, try to make sure that your view through the window is not partially obscured by the head of a four-year-old boy.


2 thoughts on “Flying down to Genova

  1. paolaot September 4, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    Cultural difference (or is it male/female?): sit on the LEFT of the plane, that is on your left as you enter the plane. I suppose you can argue that you are on the pilot’s right…


    • simonlitton September 4, 2013 / 3:52 pm

      I mean, as you are sitting in your seat, facing forward, you’re on the right. Looking out the right-hand side of the plane (or do they use ‘port’ and ‘starboard’ for planes too?).


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