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Genoa Boat Show 2023 SALONE NAUTICO

The Genoa Boat Show 2023 Salone Nautico, organised by Confindustria Nautica, is about to open its doors on 21 September, marking the 63rd edition of this prestigious international event. This show, which boasts a great ten-year history, represents an exceptional heritage combining tradition and innovation, expertise and design, technology and research, demonstrating remarkable resilience over the years.

The Genoa Boat Show is a reflection of the global excellence of the Italian boating industry, confirming its leading position in a constantly growing market. Genoa, with its rich maritime history and culture, is the beating heart of boating in our country. Not only has it long been the world centre of production in the sector, but it has also played a key role in the development of the entire boating industry. This event represents a crucial reference point for the entire industry, promoting dialogue and growth.


The Genoa Boat Show 2023 is not just a boat show; it is much more. Every year, this exceptional event is distinguished by a series of special appointments, sporting events, conferences, technical seminars, and the introduction of the latest innovations in the international boating world. These events involve maritime enthusiasts and professionals alike, making the Boat Show an unmissable reference point for both the international boating market and sea lovers.

The Boat Show is not just an annual event, but a global platform for institutional, technical and market comparison that operates 365 days a year, keeping the energy and interest in the sector alive.

The layout of the Genoa International Boat Show adopts a tried-and-tested multi-specialist format covering an area of over 200,000 square metres, between land and water, 85% of which is open-air, offering space for over 1,000 boats. This unique event is divided into five salons, each of which has its own distinctive identity.

The TECH TRADE show is dedicated to components and accessories, offering an in-depth look at the latest technical innovations. In the SAILING WORLD show, known as SAILING WORLD, sailing enthusiasts can find everything they want to enhance their experience at sea. The outboard boat show, BOATING DISCOVERY, is the ideal place to explore the latest trends and technologies in this category. For those who dream of luxury boats, there is the YACHT AND SUPERYACHT Show, where some of the industry’s most extraordinary creations can be admired. Finally, there is the LIVING THE SEA Show, which offers services and products for those who want to experience the sea in an authentic way.

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The opening days and times of the Genoa 2023 Boat Show are from Thursday 21 to Tuesday 26 September 2023 from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
To guarantee you access to the Genoa 2023 Boat Show, it is important to be prepared with your entrance tickets. Here is all the information you need to get your tickets.

Where to buy tickets

Entrance tickets are available for purchase on the Show’s official website.

Ticket cost

The price of a full-price ticket purchased online is €23.00, plus a presale charge of €1.00. If you prefer to purchase your ticket directly at the on-site ticket office, the cost will be €28.00.

Free for children

Young sea lovers will be happy to know that the entrance ticket is free for all children born after 1 January 2011.

Nominative tickets

All tickets are nominative, so remember to enter the visitor’s details correctly when purchasing.

Ticket duration

The ticket is only valid for the day selected at the time of booking. However, it is only possible to change the date once by accessing your reserved area, subject to availability.

Number of tickets that can be purchased

There is no maximum limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased, so you can organise your visit with friends and family without restrictions.

Accepted payment methods

Tickets can be purchased using credit cards such as VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay on configured devices.

Tickets for persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities are required to pay the entrance fee. However, the accompanying person of a disabled person (with a civil disability of 80%) will have free admission.

Group/School tickets

There are no group or school tickets.

Admission with dogs

Dogs are permitted entry, but must be kept on a leash and muzzled. Owners are responsible for collecting dog waste and must be provided with dog waste bags.

Use of scooters or bicycles

The use of scooters or bicycles inside the exhibition grounds is not permitted.

Entering and leaving the exhibition grounds

You may enter and leave the exhibition area during the course of the day, but only once you have collected your coloured bracelet at the reception desk. Please note that a different wristband colour is associated with each day, so please ensure that you have the correct wristband for entry and exit.


If you are planning your visit to the 63rd edition of the Genoa Boat Show (21-26 September 2023) at Piazzale Kennedy – 16129 Genoa, here is how you can reach this prestigious event:

By car

If you arrive from the west:
You will have to exit at the Genova Ovest tollgate if you are travelling on the A10, then follow the direction of Centro along the Aldo Moro causeway to reach the Boat Show.

If arriving from the north:
If you are driving on the A26, you will have to take the A10 and exit at Genova Ovest. If, on the other hand, you are driving on the A7, the Genova Ovest exit will take you directly onto the Aldo Moro causeway, which will take you to the Boat Show. Otherwise, you can continue to Genova Est and then go down to Piazzale Kennedy, a traditional landmark for Boat Show visitors.

If arriving from the east:
If you are travelling on the A12, you can easily reach the Boat Show area by taking the Genova Nervi exit or the Genova Est exit. For more information, visit

By train

The nearest railway station is GENOVA BRIGNOLE, which is only 1.4 km from Piazzale Kennedy, the venue of the Boat Show.

Connections by sea

The International Boat Show is connected to the city centre by a Shuttle Boat service. This service is free of charge for International Boat Show ticket holders, but please note that it is necessary to have a valid ticket for the event in order to use this service. Service days are Friday 22, Saturday 23, and Sunday 24 September, with the following timetable:

From Porto Antico to Salone Nautico: departures are scheduled at 9.45 am and 10.30 am.
From the Boat Show to the Old Port: departures are scheduled at 17:00 and 18:15.


A bike sharing service is available in Genoa, which you can also use with a day pass. Bike sharing stations are located near the main points of interest, including the railway stations of Genova Sampierdarena, Piazza Principe and Brignole, the Di Negro interchange, the Porto Antico and Piazza Rossetti.

By plane

If you arrive by plane, you can use the Volabus service (Airport – Genoa Brignole Station), and the taxi service to reach the Boat Show.

Shuttle service

For the entire duration of the 63rd Genoa Boat Show, free shuttle services will be at your disposal:

Line 10 barred: from Brignole Station to Piazzale Kennedy, operating every day of the Show from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Line KA: bus service from Principe Station to Piazzale Kennedy, running on Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Moreover, the Shopping Bus shuttle bus, dedicated to Boat Show visitors and operators, will also operate as follows:

Weekdays and Saturdays: departures from Piazzale Kennedy will be at 5.00 pm and 8.30 pm every 30 minutes.
Sunday 24 September: departures from Piazzale Kennedy will be at 15:00 and 20:00 every 30 minutes.
The bus will follow the following route: Piazzale Kennedy, Corso Marconi, Via Rimassa, Corso Torino, Corso Buenos Aires, Via Cadorna, Via XX Settembre, Via V Dicembre, Via XII Ottobre, Piazza Corvetto, Piazza Portello, Piazza Fontane Marose, Via XXV Aprile, Piazza De Ferrari, Piazza Dante, Via Macaggi, Via Diaz, Viale Brigate Partigiane, Piazzale Kennedy.


September in Genoa is for all tastes, not too hot to indulge in some hearty first courses like ravioli and pansoti, nor too cool to have to give up an aperitif with a sea view. So along with a good glass of local white wine at sunset, enjoy some delicacies such as farinata (a savoury cake made of chickpea flour), frisceu (leavened fritters), panissette (like fries but made of chickpea flour). Inevitable then is the focaccia genovese, which is eaten at every hour of the day, from breakfast with cappuccino to dinner.

But if you are in Genoa, you cannot miss pesto, especially with trofie. Just a few weeks ago the trofie with pesto from our trattoria Cavour modo21 was chosen among the best in Genoa according to the magazine ‘La Cucina Italiana’.
The typical Genoese trattoria Cavour modo21 is just a few minutes by bus or car from the Fairgrounds where the Boat Show is held, at the end of the ring road by the sea, in Piazza Cavour. Here you can find all the information on how to book a table.

Then when you return home and want to taste again the gastronomic specialities you have discovered in Genoa you can have them delivered to your home from our e-commerce Molo modo21.


The Boat Show is organised in the exhibition centre with access from Piazzale Kennedy, in the eastern part of the city. From here begins the Corso Italia seaside promenade from where you can reach the typical fishing village of Boccadasse, which became famous for inspiring the Pixar cartoon ‘Luca’ with its colourful fishermen’s houses.

The centre is about ten minutes away by bus. You can get off at XX Settembre and experience the Genoese shopping streets or continue to Piazza de Ferrari, where the historic centre begins. The Piazza de Ferrari is overlooked by the Palazzo Ducale, which is the most important cultural centre in the city and where events are always organised. There are currently no exhibitions in the main exhibition area of the Palazzo, i.e. the Doge’s flats, as an exhibition on Man Ray has just ended. Photography enthusiasts can visit the exhibition on the famous Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia in the Sottoporticato of the Palazzo Ducale.

The whole of Genoa’s historic centre is an open-air museum and we invite you to lose yourself in the alleyways of our city, so rich in history, amidst and noble palaces such as those on Via Garibaldi or the Palazzo Reale on Via Balbi (you can find a guide to the visit here). The Porto Antico, with the Aquarium, can be reached from the city centre or by using the metro from Brignole Station or by taking a bus from Corso Aurelio Saffi towards the west (there is a bus stop a few hundred metres from the Boat Show). And if you are with a family in tow in this article we summarised five things to do on a weekend in Genoa with children.

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