Genoa (Italy) commences cruise port promenade refurbishment

   July 8, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The retrofitting process has begun for the Cesare Imperiale Viaduct, a waterfront promenade in the cruise terminal area of Genoa's Stazioni Marittime. This viaduct is a 300-meter bridge that connects Ponte dei Mille to Ponte Andrea Doria and is used by over 1 million cruise passengers annually.

The project aims to enhance the structural integrity of the road bridge using advanced techniques, such as the insertion of steel beams and girders. Additionally, new underground utility service conduits will be installed, damaged glass barriers will be replaced, and new plants, flower beds, and an improved irrigation system will be introduced.

To minimize disruption to the pedestrian zone of the Genoa Stazioni Marittime Cruise Terminal, the construction works have been planned in multiple stages. The entire project is expected to be completed by the beginning of August, prior to the peak cruise passenger season.

Port Genoa/Genova also serves as a cruise port to Milano City and is located on the Ligurian Sea (Western Mediterranean). Genova City is the capital of Liguria (a coastal region in northwestern Italy) also known as the "Italian Riviera".

Genoa is ~145 km (90 mi) from Milano and ~185 km (115 mi) from Cannes France (direction northeast). The city has a population of around 600,000 (metro over 1,5 million) and is famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506).