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Genoa: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of the Historical Center

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Key Details

Tour Duration
2 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English, Italian, French
Starting Times
  • 10:00 AM

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Highlights

  • See the Palazzi dei Rolli, the magnificent residences used by the Genoese Republic to host nobles and authorities visiting the city
  • Follow the labyrinth of narrow alleys (“Caruggi”) through Genoa and discover the treasures at every corner of the historical center
  • Admire the artwork at the Strada Nuova Museums, including important collections from the 15th to 18th centuries
  • Visit San Matteo Square, which symbolizes the power of the Doria family, one of Genoa’s most important families
  • See San Lorenzo Cathedral, the Romanesque gothic church housing many religious objects including the “Sacro Catino”, believed to be the Holy Grail
  • Visit Doge Palace, the government seat of the Republic for centuries

Overview

Join this 2-hour guided walking tour and discover the many treasures of Genoa’s historical city center. Follow the labyrinth of narrow alleys through the city, visit the splendid Palazzi dei Rolli, and admire the artwork at the Strada Nuova Museums.

What to Expect

The tour allows you to discover the historical center of Genoa and the wonderful Palazzi dei Rolli>, a UNESCO world heritage site. These elegant residences belonging to the aristocracy and date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

You will be guided through the narrow alleys (Caruggi) of the widest historical center in Europe, to discover its many curiosities and secrets. The tour starts from the Old Port area and guides you through the highlights of the city, including the San Lorenzo Cathedral, the Doge Palace, the Opera House, and the wonderful Strada Nuova Museums.

In the museums – the galleries of Pallazo Rosso, the Palazzo Bianco, and Palazzo Tursi – you can admire the antique furniture and important masterpieces of Italian and foreign artists. The museum exhibits works by Veronese, Procaccini, Rubens, Van Dyck, and many more.

Saturday Itinerary:
Old Port – San Lorenzo Cathedral – Doge Palace – Opera House – Piazza San Matteo – Piazza Campetto – Piazza Soziglia – Vico del Ferro – Via Garibaldi or "Strada Nuova" and its palaces

Sunday Itinerary:
Old Port – Piazza Banchi – San Lorenzo Cathedral – Opera House – Piazza San Matteo – Vico Casana – Via XXV Aprile – Piazza Fontane Marose – Via Garibaldi or "Strada Nuova" and its palaces

What's Included

  • Access to the Strada Nuova Museums

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting Point

Meeting point at the Tourist Information Center of Lovingenova in Piazza Caricamento

What to Remember

Tour Timetable:
Saturdays 10:00 - tour in Italian and English
Saturdays 14:30 - tour in Italian and Spanish
Sundays 10:00 - tours in Italian, English, French, and German

On the 25th of April and on the 1st of May the tour will start at 14:30 and will be held in Italian and English only.

On the 26th of April the tour will start at 10:30 and will be held in Italian and English only.

At the end of the itinerary the guide will introduce the Museums of Strada Nuova to the participants, who will then proceed alone. Please note that the visit to the Museums should be done within the same day of the tour.
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Customer Reviews

  • Service Quality

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    4.6 out of 5

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  • Value for money

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    4.7 out of 5

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46 reviews for this activity
5.0/5 stars
Excellent

We really enjoyed our Guided Walking Tour - she was very charming, knowledgeable and on a very warm day kept the pace very comfortable. Highly recommended way of getting to know Genoa and in my opinion much better than going in a group from the Cruise Company

5.0/5 stars
Excellent walking tour and suitable for Families

Perfect tour and excellent guide, this tour will provide full information about the city' history in details (the tour about 1.5 hour) plus free time to visit 2 different museums at the end of the tour - tickets included. Our tour start at 10 am which was very good timing as our cruise arrived the port at 08 am, also the meeting point was short distance from the port (approx. one km) or about 20 min walk - maybe less if you don't have children with you! we had one child 5 years and one infant 10 month. After the tour we had free time to walk between the beautiful streets & had coffee, please note that our tour was on Sunday, so most of the shops was closed, also another options to do after the tour, to take the big bus & continue discovering the city if you cannot walk anymore or visit the aquarium which located in same meeting point (tourist info office). city is very clean, helpful people, easy to reach to the port by walk from anywhere, and easy to manage with children!

5.0/5 stars
enthusiastic guide with thorough knowledge

we saw the medieval city seeping through the modern surface

5.0/5 stars
Excellent value for money

I really enjoyed this tour. It was just the right length and amount of walking. The two hours flew by and I learned a lot. I would highly recommend this tour to others.

2.0/5 stars
Sped through Italian and English portions, never answered questions

Sped through Italian and English portions, never answered questions

Other Info

Genova Tourism Board

Product ID: 13191