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Thrills on the Riviera: where to watch the Giro d'Italia 2024 in Genoa

The countdown has begun: the passage of the "Giro d'Italia" in Genoa is just around the corner. The year 2024 will mark an important stage in the international cycling calendar with the famous competition making a stop in the Superba. On May 8, athletes and fans will gather in Genoa to watch the start of the fifth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

Where to stay in Genoa to watch the Giro d'Italia? Take some time to explore Genoa and Liguria: discover our offers!

Giro d'Italia 2024: la partenza da Genova
Giro d'Italia 2024: the departure from Genoa

The start of the Giro d'Italia in Genoa

It is from Genoa that the start of the Giro d'Italia will take place on May 8, 2024, with riders lining up in the presence of the Quarto dei Mille monument, ready to kick off the fifth stage of the cycling race. This place, famous for its importance in Italian history as the starting point of Garibaldi's expedition, now becomes the stage for another kind of feat: the athletic feat of the cyclists in the race.

The Genoa-Lucca route promises to be a fascinating interweaving of scenic and urban roads, combining the deep blue Ligurian Sea with the enchantment of the Tuscan hills.

Exploring the route: from Quarto dei Mille to Lucca

The route from Genoa to Lucca is one of the most exciting stages of the Giro d'Italia. Along this route, cycling fans can explore the beauty of the city in addition to watching the race. 

The departure from the Quarto dei Mille district is not only significant for the historical value it holds, but also offers striking scenery along the Genoese coast. Fans and spectators following the route can take the opportunity to visit Genoa's historic villas and renowned parks, which directly overlook the sea.

Continuing the journey to Lucca, the route is enriched by unique landscapes that include the Ligurian and Tuscan hinterlands. Each stop reserves special suggestions, from small villages rich in tradition to cities of art with their architectural treasures. And for lovers of good food, there will be no shortage of opportunities to experience local specialties, the true jewel of regional tourist attractions.

The final stage in Lucca will experience the arrival of the cyclists in a grand event atmosphere, with the city preparing to welcome athletes and visitors within its historic walls.

Giro d'Italia a Genova: la gare e gli eventi
Giro d'Italia in Genoa: the races and events

Giro d'Italia side events: culture and entertainment in Genoa

When the Giro d'Italia reaches Genoa, it gives rise to a veritable festival celebrating culture and entertainment. Side events multiply in every corner of the city, turning it into a giant arena under the open sky, where sport becomes an opportunity to discover the city under new, lively and engaging shades.

Beyond the two-wheeled frenzy, Genoa comes alive with art exhibitions that reflect its rich cultural heritage, managing to weave the glorious past with contemporary sensibilities. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local scene through live music and performances that offer a diverse assortment of genres, from street performers to philharmonic orchestras. The Giro d'Italia is not only an occasion for cycling enthusiasts, but is an invitation to experience Genoa in its entirety.


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