Royal Palace Museum, Genoa

Royal Palace Museum, Genoa

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From Milan: Genova & Portofino Full-Day Tour

1. 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: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Genoa City Pass

2. 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: Palazzi dei Roll and Palazzo Reale Guided Tour

3. Genoa: Palazzi dei Roll and Palazzo Reale Guided Tour

See some of the most sumptuous residences built by the aristocratic Genoese families on guided tour of the Palazzi dei Roll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built during the Golden Century, the grounds include splendid open staircases, courtyards, and loggias overlooking gardens. The Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli in Genoa’s historic center date from the late 16th and early 17th centuries when the Republic of Genoa was at the height of its financial and seafaring power. Discover the palaces positioned on different levels that were part of a network of public hospitality houses for state visits, as decreed by the Senate of the Republic of Genoa in 1576.    Explore the Palazzo Reale, built in the 17th century by the Balbi family, based on the designs of Pier Francesco Cantone. One of the largest architectural complexes in Genoa, its reception halls are decorated with frescoes, stuccos, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and fittings belonging to the noble and royal families who lived there. Some of the most important names in Baroque and Rococo decorative art frescoed the vaulted ceiling of the living rooms and galleries. Among the more than 100 paintings on display are works by the greatest 17th-century Genoese artists. Other works on display are masterpieces by Anton Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Guercino, Luca Giordano, Ferdinand Voet, and Bassano.

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4.5
(66 reviews)

Am very very very happy about the quality of this trip ! The tour guide Najma is the best ! I felt taking care of as if I am touring with family! She was genuinely caring about all the details of the trips and she was genuinely smiling and happy that we were enjoying our time . Thanks, Fatema

Salvatore is an excellent guide and very prudent and timely. He gave us all the necessary information all the time. Having included Santa Margarita was the best! I felt like they gave me a lot more, for the same reason. Beautiful places. And I was happy to have taken this tour.

Everything was perfect, the guides were exceptional, this tour brought me so many memories, I came to Milan and chose this tour because of the movie Lucca (Disney) Thank you for this moment.

The guide to Genoa and the experience there was what I liked the most. I recommend it.

Salvatore was a great guide. Really enjoyed the tour.