Doge's Palace, Genoa

Doge's Palace, Genoa
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Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Ticket

Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Ticket

Genoa, included among the Unesco world heritage sites, is the capital of Liguria and the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Climb aboard the panoramic buses and observe the numerous monuments and grandiose buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries that stand along Strada Nuova. With the ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours you can admire both the historic center and the seafront of Corso Italia. This bus is also an ideal way to reach shopping places. Thanks to the possibility of getting on and off at any stop, you can visit attractions such as the cathedral of San Lorenzo, built in different styles ranging from Gothic to Renaissance and Palazzo Ducale. The best art collections can be visited in three different buildings of the Strada Nuova Museums. See Rubens' masterpieces alongside other works by Italian and local artists. Enjoy the 360° panorama from the second floor of the bus. Treat yourself to a stroll along the elegant Via Garibaldi, located in the cultural heart of Genoa, lined with imposing buildings and refined shops. Near the Porto Antico you will find numerous attractions suitable for the whole family, including the Aquarium where you can watch the dolphin show. Buses leave daily, every 20-30 minutes, until late afternoon, when you can give yourself some time to discover the city's lively nightlife. The heart of the city is represented by the ancient part of Genoa, up to the border marked by Piazza Sarzano and via San Lorenzo. With the ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours you can also board the buses the following day and stop at the lift that takes you to the Spianata Castelletto panoramic point. While admiring the most beautiful monuments of Genoa, you have the opportunity to listen to the informative commentary of the audio guide available in different languages. Historical Route- Red Line Stops 1) Acquario 2) Garibaldi 3) De Ferrari 4) Brignole Train Station 5) Via XX Settembre 6) Carignano 7) Corvetto 8) Portello - Spianata Castelletto 9) Principe Train Station 10) Cruise Terminal 11) Mei Coastline Route - Blue Line Stops 1) Acquario 2) Garibaldi 3) De Ferrari 4) Piazza della Vittoria 5) Boccadasse 6) Levante Water Front - upon request 7) Via XX Settembre 8) Galleria Mazzini 9) Portello- Spianata Castelletto 10) Principe Train Station 11) Cruise Terminal

From Milan: Genova & Portofino Full-Day Tour

From Milan: Genova & Portofino Full-Day Tour

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 celebrities, while its Roman name of Portus Delphini (Port of the Dolphin) reflects the large number of dolphins that inhabited the Tigullian Gulf. End your tour at Santa Margherita Ligure, where the maritime scenery and turquoise sea blends beautifully with the green of the Ligurian hills, colorful fishing boats bob in the harbor, and picturesque fishermen’s houses transport you back to a less hurried time.

Genoa: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Genoa: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Genoa at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Solve a puzzle outside of 10 top city sights. Follow clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want. You can start playing anytime. Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa. Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose and the magnificent buildings that surround it. Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its distinct white facade and wonder at the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its original interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Marvel at the palazzo Ducale mansion and admire the Piazza de Ferrari, famous for its bronze fountain.

Genoa: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Genoa City Pass

Genoa: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Genoa City Pass

Make the most of your time in Genoa with a city card that grants you access to the city's top attractions as well as public transportation tickets in the city of Genoa, including buses, metro, the system of lifts and rack railways, and a choice of other attractions including walking tours, bike rentals, and Segway tours (according to the option selected). With the 24-hour pass, enjoy access to two attractions of your choice, as well as the use of public transportation and a guided tour of Carlo Felice Theatre Opera House. Choose one of the following: • Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)• D'Albertis Castle - Museum of World Cultures • Ascent to the Towers of San Lorenzo Cathedral • Doge's Palace In addition, choose one of the following: • Galata Sea Museum and Nazario Sauro Submarine • Lanterna Museum (Genoa Lighthouse) The 48-hour pass includes local public transportation use as well as all of the following:• Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)• Ascent to the Towers of San Lorenzo Cathedral• Doge's Palace • Galata Sea Museum and Nazario Sauro Submarine• Lanterna Museum (Genoa Lighthouse)• Carlo Felice Theatre Opera House guided tour The 72-hour pass includes public transportation and the following attractions:1) All included:• Carlo Felice Theatre Opera House guided tour• Royal Palace and Palazzo Spinola di Pellicceria• Ascent to the Towers of San Lorenzo Cathedral• Doge's Palace  2) Choose one of the following: • City walking tour• City Segway tour 3) Choose three of the below attractions:• Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)• D'Albertis Castle - Museum of World Cultures• Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art• Museum of the Risorgimento• Museum of Natural History• Wolfsoniana Museum 4) Choose one of the following: • Electric bike rental• Hop-on hop-off bus tour

Genoa: Walking Tour with Local Guide

Genoa: Walking Tour with Local Guide

Meet your guide in a central location, a popular piazza surrounded by cafes, shops, and cultural landmarks – the ideal spot from which to begin exploring. Set out on your walking tour, making your way to your first stop, Christopher Columbus' House, and then to Doge's Palace, the former home of the Doges of Genoa. Today, this historical building serves as a museum and a center for cultural events. Next, see Piazza San Giorgio and Piazza Banchi before heading to the Porta Soprana, the towered gate of Genoa's 12th-century city walls. Continue your tour with a visit to the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, a must-see attraction when visiting Genoa. Your experience comes to an end at the Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari, the city's main square and the perfect spot from which to continue exploring on your own.

Genoa: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Genoa: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa! Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose with the magnificent buildings that surround it. Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its unique white facade and let yourself be lost in the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Still the palazzo Ducale mansion will fill the memory of your mobile phone, as it is the heart of Genoa. Admire the Piazza de Ferrari famous for its bronze fountain. The imposing Porta Soprana will captivate you, while Christopher Columbus' House it will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour since it will show you the house of the most famous Genoese ever born!

Genoa: City Exploration Game and Tour

Genoa: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Genoa. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa. Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose and the magnificent buildings that surround it. Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its distinct white facade and wonder at the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its original interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Marvel at the palazzo Ducale mansion and admire the Piazza de Ferrari, famous for its bronze fountain.

Genoa: Historic Old Town and Porto Antico Self-guided Walk

Genoa: Historic Old Town and Porto Antico Self-guided Walk

Get to know Genoa in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour whenever you like and spend a varied and enjoyable time in this exciting and fascinating city. The tour starts in Piazza Dante and takes you through the largest historic centre in Europe. Discover the narrow alleyways, the caruggi, and admire the impressive palaces, such as the Palazzo Ducale. Sample the Ligurian cuisine, famous for its fresh pesto, and visit Italy's largest harbour, the Porto Antico. Experience Genoa's history up close, from Christopher Columbus' childhood home to Piazza de Ferrari. Find out more about the city and its inhabitants, from famous musicians to ordinary people. Visit the Piazza delle Erbe, a favourite meeting place for locals and tourists, and discover the art galleries and studios in the old town. After you visited the small Piazza dello Amor Perfetto, the "square of perfect love" with its gripping story, the tour ends at the old harbour Porto Antico where you can end the day with a sundowner and a beautifull view of the sea. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! It's like being shown Genoa by a good friend who knows the city like the back of his hand and has many exciting stories and anecdotes to tell. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Genoa! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Genoa: Finance and Nobility Self-Guided Audio Tour

Genoa: Finance and Nobility Self-Guided Audio Tour

The apparent low profile of the today's city hides a past of sly and smart businessmen who had made luxury a habit, as UNESCO has discovered. If you like the unexpected, follow this Arianna's thread in the labyrinth of the Genoese alleys, around the highlights, to discover behind almost every corner secret beauties and breathtaking works of art. You'll give a look at the main points of interest of the town with the eyes of a local who loves to share the authentic - not only the popular - and believes that a tour must be more than dates and figures: I'll take you by the hand into my Genova! Some highlights include • Stories of the inhabitants of the opulent medieval residences • The interiors of Genoa’s richest church • Hear about the first football club in Italy • A historical confectionary shop • Find out why a 16th century fountain is inside a department store • Take in the splendour of the fountain in the Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

Genoa's Historical Centre Outdoor Escape Game

Genoa's Historical Centre Outdoor Escape Game

Play a city game where you’ll follow clues to discover one of Europe’s most important ports, Genoa. You’ll see many buildings and landmarks, such as the Ducal palace or St. Lawrence Cathedral, which was of major political importance, along with some lesser-known hidden gems. You’ll also find out how the city became a maritime power in the Mediterranean Sea. Are you ready to explore Genoa? The app offers precise directions through the city. Play at your own pace. Feel free to pause and explore your surroundings whenever you wish. After you book the game, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to play. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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We asked Flavio to show us something special, not only touristic attractions. He fulfilled our requests even more than we expected. As a local Genovese, he told us many interesting information about the city and life of local people. We can highly recommend him as a tour guide, who is well educated, polite and knows a lot about Genova.

Our guide Francesca Busellato was truly excellent....detailed, available to my husband and me and truly very very professionally prepared. We were happy to have met her and toured Genoa with her, despite the rain. Hoping to meet again, perhaps in Naples, we highly recommend a tour of Genoa with her❣️

Very good city tour, orderly, clean and the descents and ascents at the established points were carried out without any problems and the routes of both lines were very well chosen

Well organized trip, very nice staff and guides. I recommend!

Very good!! Good driver and very good guide. Wonderful place!