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  • Aquarium of Genoa: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    1. Aquarium of Genoa: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa to see more than 15,000 animals from 400 species at Italy's largest aquatic zoo. Skip the line, and learn how the aquarium was built for the Genoa Expo '92. Now, it is home to the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. Venture into the fascinating waters of the world as you explore more than 70 tanks of critters, including sea cows. Marvel at animals from the Antarctic, such as penguins, and see sharks, seals, jellyfish and the colorful fish of the coral barriers. Go to the Cetacean Pavilion, designed by Renzo Piano, and laugh along with the bottlenose dolphins at 4 open-air pools.

    The experience is amazing but sometimes I found the order of the animals a little bit confusing. It is worth of money value.

  • Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa with Lunch

    2. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa with Lunch

    Immerse yourself in the largest aquatic biodiversity exhibition in Europe. Stroll through the world's most fascinating seas and waters as you discover the ocean and enjoy an unforgettable experience. In spectacular settings, enjoy new thematic itineraries to get to know all the secrets, curiosities, and details of a place that never ceases to surprise and excite. Enrich your visit with lunch at the Tender Cafè, which is a fast food bar inside the Aquarium of Genoa which has a splendid terrace overlooking the port of Genoa. It will be there that you can taste and discover Ligurian and Genoese specialties.

    Bellissima esperienza. Ottima cura degli animali. Costo parcheggio leggermente eccessivo.

  • Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

    3. Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

    World Heritage-listed Genoa is the capital of Liguria and birthplace of Christopher Columbus. See many of its monuments and its grand 16th and 17th century palaces on the Strade Nueve, on a hop-on hop-on sightseeing tour. With your 24 or 48-hour ticket you’ll see more than just splendid buildings. Genoa presents a multitude of hidden gems waiting for you to discover. The double-decker bus departs from Piazza Caricamento and provides easy access to both of the city’s train stations, as well as ideal stopping points for shopping. Explore at your own pace as you hop off at attractions such as the Cathedral San Lorenzo, built in a patchwork of styles, from Gothic to Renaissance. Admire the huge Palazzo Ducale before jumping back on the bus to continue your journey to the city’s splendid museums. The town's best art collections can be visited in the 3 palaces of the Musei di Strada, where y...

    The trip was a great introduction to Genoa - the starting point was a convenient location and the staff were really helpful The commentary was pretty minimal however.

  • Genoa: World-Famous Aquarium and Lighthouse Combo Ticket

    4. Genoa: World-Famous Aquarium and Lighthouse Combo Ticket

    Experience the Aquarium of Genoa, the largest aquarium in Italy, located in the old harbor area of Genoa. Enjoy an exciting, immersive, and engaging visit before climbing the steps of the Lighthouse of Geno, the tallest lighthouse in the Mediterranean.  Take a rich and exciting journey as you discover the seas of the world in an aquarium that hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. The exhibition gallery consists of over 70 exhibitions and 600 species from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees — marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids — to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks.  The Genoa Aquarium is filled with innovative scenography, the latest digital installations, a completely renewed light and sound design, and a rich daily schedule of speeches. See also two areas dedicated to...

    Buone opportunità ed economicamente vantaggiose. Anche l'App dedicata completa le esigenze per la visita.

  • Genoa: Triple-Attraction Maritime Experience

    5. Genoa: Triple-Attraction Maritime Experience

    Discover the everlasting bound between mankind and the sea, thanks to an experience that connects the Aquarium of Genoa, the Galata Museum (the largest maritime museum of the Mediterranean Sea), and the submarine S518 Nazario Sauro. The Galata Museum is the largest and most innovative maritime museum in the Mediterranean. The Aquarium of Genoa, which has been expanded by adding the internal section titled “Tropical Garden", has the largest range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe in terms of numbers of tanks and hosted species. Every year, new areas and new species coming from endangered environments await their visitors. This is guaranteed to be a visual spectacle with many educational moments.

  • Aquarium of Genoa: Entry Ticket with Food & Drinks

    6. Aquarium of Genoa: Entry Ticket with Food & Drinks

    Book your Aquarium Happy open ticket and enter the Aquarium of Genoa without any reservation. Take a delicious food and drink break at the Tender Bar inside the aquarium, with a spectacular view of the Old Port.

    Visit the Aquarium of Genoa after 4:00 PM, the quietest moment of the day, and enjoy the flexibility of an open ticket. In between your visit, sit down and relax at Tender Bar with a glass of sparkling wine and Genoese focaccia.

    To experience your visit in the best way, it’s recommended you schedule your entrance from 4 PM - 5 PM.

  • Genova: biglietto d'ingresso per la Biosfera

    7. Genova: biglietto d'ingresso per la Biosfera

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend the day in nature at the Genoa Biosfera. Head to the Old Port of Genoa, where you can witness the unique architecture of this steel and glass structure, designed by architect Renzo Piano. Inside the biosphere, learn more about the fauna and flora of tropical forests, delicate ecosystems that are threatened by human exploitation. Observe more than 150 species closely, admire their fragile beauty and understand how their survival depends on you too. During your visit, get the opportunity to witness several rare specimens of tropical plants. In addition to the tree ferns, the tallest in the world, you can see plants such as the chewing gum tree, the coffee plant, the banana tree, and cinnamon.

  • Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

    8. Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

    The exhibition gallery at the Aquarium of Genoa consists of over 70 exhibits and about 12,000 specimen of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees – marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids – to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks – the great predators of the sea; but also jellyfish, seals, and multi-coloured tropical fish species. For the whale-whatching excursion, sail via the sea mammals’ routes in the Pelagos Sanctuary. The boat excursion departs from Genoa, from the pier next to the Aquarium, and lasts 4 hours as you try to see the sea mammals in their natural habitat. Guiding the public through this unique experience will be a marine biologist who, during the excursion, unveils to the participants all the secrets of how to spot the animals, and illustrating the correct behavioural condu...

  • Genoa: Lighthouse Entrance Ticket

    9. Genoa: Lighthouse Entrance Ticket

    Take in great views of the city while walking through a major piece of this history with entrance tickets to the Lighthouse of Genoa. Visit the third-oldest lighthouse in the world. Take the 800-meter seaside path overlooking the harbor and enjoy the open-air museum. Check out the ancient fortifications. This still-functioning lighthouse is a major part of Genoa's long maritime history. Climb to the top for great views of the city.

  • Genova & Portofino Full-Day Tour from Milan

    10. Genova & Portofino Full-Day Tour from Milan

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan on a full-day sightseeing tour of 3 gems of the Ligurian Coast. Departing by bus from central Milan, drive south to the capital of Liguria and the largest seaport in Italy at Genova (Genoa). Nicknamed “La Superba” ("Superb One"), due to its impressive landmarks, part of the old town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Explore streets rich in art, gastronomy and architecture. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, its role in maritime history is beyond compare. Once one of the "Maritime Republics,” along with Venice, Pisa, and Amalfi, the ornate buildings and monuments reveal a rich story of trade and shipbuilding. Next, relax at the pearl of the Ligurian Sea at Portofino, a small village that dates back to the Roman period. Its glittering harbor and colorful waterfront houses have made it a much sought after destination among ce...

    Great tour and Guide. Well organized and they shared with us a lot of information that helped to know more about the culture , tradition of the cities . Thank you Serena, Luca and team.

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What people are saying about Genoa

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 306 reviews

Best tour ever!! Unmissable! Matt was an amazing tour guide and so knowledgeable about the city, he answered any questions we had and we were able to get a real for the city! Matt made the segways so easy to use and feel safe, can not recommend enough!!!

Extravagant and engaging experience. Alessandro was a nice guide, he told us and sang Genoese anecdotes in the best way, making us walk in his company through the historic center of Genoa passing through alternative carucci. TRY IT

Best idea I ever had, far away from all the touristic spots and listening to all the Genova secrets. Highly recommended and again, thanks to my Tour guide, with a lot of Espressi and the Best Focaccia in town.

Super nice and amazing guy!!! Did a fantastic job giving us a tour of Genova. He made it fun and adventurous and even shared with us some original songs that he had made of the city and its history.

Best tour I ever experienced...personal...very professional....very new experience.....humor and good stories....I posted my experiences on facebook to share this fantastic tour