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Genoa: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

1. 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: Historic Guided Tour of Christopher Columbus' House

2. Genoa: Historic Guided Tour of Christopher Columbus' House

Ticket: Escorted tour of Casa di Colombo Not far from Porta Soprana, just outside the ancient medieval walls, is the Casa di Colombo, where the discoverer of the Americas lived in his youth. According to archival documents, Domenico Colombo, father of the great navigator, moved here in 1455, when Christopher was four years old. The ground floor of the house was used as a workshop; an attic with wooden beams divides it from the upper floor, where the rooms for private use were located. Ticket: Escorted tour of Casa di Colombo Not far from Porta Soprana, just outside the ancient medieval walls, is the Casa di Colombo, where the discoverer of the Americas lived in his youth. According to archival documents, Domenico Colombo, father of the great navigator, moved here in 1455, when Christopher was four years old. The ground floor of the house was used as a workshop; an attic with wooden beams divides it from the upper floor, where the rooms for private use were located.

Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

3. Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

Explore the picturesque medieval district of Carmine where you'll listen to a song about the lively atmosphere of the past and then you'll admire the beautiful Renaissance noble palaces in Via Lomellini. Pass by Sottoripa, a historical street where trade began to flourish since the Middle Ages. Stop by the Embriaci Tower, the tallest in Genoa, and visit the colorful square of Campopisano where you'll listen to other songs about legends and important historical facts. Walk along the legendary Redbeard walls and learn about history through music and finally get to Porta Soprana, one of the gates of the old town, very close to Christopher Colombus house.

Genoa: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

4. 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

5. 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: Walking Tour with Local Guide

6. 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.

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4.2
(61 reviews)

Alexandro, is a well versed and knowledgeable tour guide. His passion for his city is authentic. Our tour was on cloudy and rainy day, yet, Alexandro managed it to give us warm and enlightening moments. His self composed music is witty and imbeds the history of the city. Good job Alexandro

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave pertinent and interesting information! A little bit difficult to understand but overall very good!

Compelling and engaging. Through his stories accompanied by songs you entered the heart of the story. Nice tour.

Niccolo was an excellent guide. We enjoyed it very much, we will return!

It got us walking around the city and familiarised us with the sites.