EUROFLORA in Genoa draws more visitors in Europe than any other show of the same kind, and 2018 will undoubtedly be no exception.
The exhibition area is partly indoor and partly outdoor, for a total of 15.000 sq.metres of colour and perfume, with flowers and plants both Italian and international competing for prizes. The show has close ties to Ghent’s FLORALIES, and the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of Ghent will have 1500 sq. metres to exhibit in Genoa, along with borough and regional councils from all over Italy and abroad, cultivators, horticultural societies, dealers.
The show is open daily from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. and the entry fee is € 20 x day for adults (children under 5 enter free of charge, children 6-14 at half price).
The experience of past exhibitions suggests if possible to see the show early on, as the more delicate, northerly plants can start to look slightly overheated by the end of the show. In fact the location, in the Exhibition Area positioned on the Mediterranean right at the shipping entrance to Genoa Port, is a sun-trap. However it’s exciting to be able to watch ships entering and leaving the harbour, especially the maxi-cruise ships calling regularly in Genoa.
The visit will delight both the specialist and the family taking a botanical day or two as part of a longer holiday in Genoa or the surrounding area.
Things to do while in Genoa
The visit to Euroflora can be well combined with a visit to Genoa’s Aquarium, which offers a great day out for youngsters.
The city also has fine museums and a characteristic, busy historical centre surrounding the port area.
Small towns and villages on the Mediterranean close to Genoa
If the spring weather is clement tourists may prefer to adjourn to one of the many sea-side resorts lying both east (Sestri Levante, Portofino, Camogli) and west (Arenzano, Varazze). In case of difficulty in finding a hotel in the centre of Genoa during the exhibition period, a valid alternative is to stay in the chosen sea-side town or village and travel to Genoa either by car or by train. Genoa-Brignole station is well connected by bus to the exhibition area (Fiera di Genova). It’s really within walking distance but then in the show, you’ll be walking all day!
The next Euroflora
The next chance to see this magnificent flower show will be in 2019 (one year earlier than usual) when Genoa plans to be the flowery gate to the World Expo in Milan.