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

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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


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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.


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)

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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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  • Rating: 2 “Sped through Italian and English portions, never answered questions”

    Reviewed by Raymond – APO, United States on April 12, 2015 Sped through Italian and English portions, never answered questions

  • Rating: 5 “Great Intro to City”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – New Bern, United States on February 23, 2015 Guide did a superior job with large group (about 30) who spoke multiple languages.

  • Rating: 5 “We really enjoyed our walking tour of Genoa .”

    Reviewed by sandra – Woodstock, Canada on November 24, 2014 We booked this private tour instead of booking through the cruise excursion desk.
    In talking with others who opted for the cruise excursion we were pleased to learn our tour was smaller, more informative and personal. Thank you for a great day!

  • Rating: 5 “Genova in a pretty comprehensive nutshell.”

    Reviewed by Christian – Singapore, Singapore on September 20, 2014 I have to thank my guide for a wonderful two hours in Genoa. Even though I was the only English speaking participant in the group, she was ever patient to explain in detail the sights and sounds of Genoa to me. Being a History and Geography major, everything came to life again as her explanations juxtaposed what I saw. Join her if you happen to be there on Saturdays cause that could probably be the best and most unpretentious tour in town.

  • Rating: 5 “Great tour with Paola, she is friendly and loves her city.”

    Reviewed by Maya – Berlin, Germany on July 24, 2014 The walking tour with Paola was a real pleasure. She was easy going and she knows all about Genoa and the surrounding areas. She gave me extra local tips and even invited me for a freshly made focaccia. Highly recommended.

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  • “Excellent”


    PUJOLfromLe Teil, France

  • “Small group informative tour with well spoken English guide.”

    “A very interesting and informative tour, guide extremely knowledgeable and well spoken in English.
    Well worth doing and extremely good value for money.”

    LindafromSeaford Meadows, Australia

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