The Heart of the Italian Riviera: Genoa’s Waterfront Marina
Located in the heart of the Italian Riviera is the charming coastal city of Genoa. The capital of the northwest region of Liguria, and Italy’s fifth-largest city, Genoa is brimming with history and understated luxurious style. This outstanding Mediterranean destination is home to the brand new Waterfront Marina, which offers the perfect place to berth when visiting the destination by superyacht.
Impeccably designing the likes of some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, including London’s Shard and Paris’ Centre Pompidou, world famous architect Renzo Piano is creating his next masterpiece in Genoa, with the Waterfront Marina at its very heart.
Aiming to restore the sea view to the city and revolutionise the Genoese lifestyle with eco-conscious construction, Renzo Piano’s futuristic waterfront project, ‘Waterfront Di Levante’, is currently one of the most impressive urban developments in Italy. ‘We are creating a space to live with zero impact. This project focuses on the urbanity of the place, which is achieved by living it,’ commented Renzo Piano, ‘there will be people who will work and live here. This is very important because urbanity is linked to a mix of functions that must make the area live 24 hours a day.’ This exciting waterfront ‘green revolution’ makes the thriving location of Genoa even more attractive to superyacht owners.
Brimming with local attractions, including home to the largest aquarium in Europe with 12,000 specimens and 6,000 species, and the stunning 17th-18th century Royal Palace, Genoa is the ideal destination for exploring with family or friends. Its breathtaking museums, Musei di Strada Nuova, and Galata Museo del Mare, not only offer a variety of rich history regarding the city and its naval archives, but also provide incredible views across the iconic architecture of the city.
Abundant in stunning mediaeval architecture, unique attractions, glorious weather, and now on the brink of an remarkable modern waterfront evolution, Genoa is succeeding as the ideal superyacht destination, with its new Waterfront Marina only adding to its growth.
Able to accommodate 26 superyachts up to 110m in length, the marina, which officially opened its doors to visitors last year, offers a select few yachts the exclusive chance to berth in the idyllic Mediterranean location. Developed by renowned refit yard Amico & Co, Waterfront Marina has become the optimal full-service superyacht marina, distinctively tailored to the larger yacht market.
With 43,000 sqm of in-water berthing areas, and an expansive on-land area of 15,000 sqm, the marina offers its guests the ultimate array of amenities and services, not far from the popular picturesque cruising waters of Portofino and Cinque Terre.
Just a few minutes walk from the bustling Genoa centre, and only a 15 minute drive from Genoa International Airport, the marina is the ideal destination for those visiting Italy by superyacht, with particular attention paid to yacht captains and crew. The brand new facilities include a fully-equipped gym, tennis courts and basketball pitch, as well as a designer lounge, spacious meeting rooms and laundry facilities.
With the city currently in a period of substantial urban development, it is wonderfully evolving to become both an attractive Mediterranean sea capital and a significant Italian superyacht hub: an incredible destination for every superyacht owner’s bucket list. To find out more about the exclusive berthing opportunities at Genoa’s Waterfront Marina, get in touch via the contact form here.
"We are aiming to bring the sea back to an urban area that will have a trade show zone, nautical workshops, residential spaces and a strategic place for sports."