Genoa
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Genoa: Guided Walking Tour

1. Genoa: Guided Walking Tour

Wander through the history of Genoa with a guide on a walking tour. See the most interesting artistic and historical treasures in the historic center. Go through the Porto Antico and make your way through the medieval parts of the city. See the Collina de Castello, the Cathedral, and various Baroque structures. Learn about the golden age of Genoa through its architecture before ending up in the modern part of the city at Piazza de Ferrari.

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Genoa Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

2. Genoa Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Enjoy a 2.5-hour private guided tour of Genoa, taking in the large seaport and the amazing architecture of one of Italy's major economic centers. Experience the charm and artistic heritage of the city’s UNESCO-listed medieval center. Starting from the renovated harbor, walk through the intricate maze of medieval alleys to the Gothic-Romanesque St. Lawrence Cathedral. Continue to Piazza de Ferrari, where you’ll find the Opera House, the Palace of the Doges and the Academy of Fine Arts. Pass by Piazza San Matteo before the guided walk ends in Via Garibaldi. Admire some splendid historical buildings and palaces, which represent the "Golden Era" of the ancient Republic of Genova.

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Genoa: Historical Centre City Exploration Game

3. Genoa: Historical Centre City Exploration Game

Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “Last night you had a strange dream about a woman in a dark crimson gown. She was on a mysterious ship that docked in Genoa and made the guards bring you to her. On your way to the bakery, you spot her guards, who start running towards you.” As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game?. The city game starts at Piazza Dante. It will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Calata Falcone e Borsellino. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. 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 download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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Genoa: Private Tour with a Local

4. Genoa: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform traveling philosophy: make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet wherever you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

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Genova: Segway Tour

5. Genova: Segway Tour

Visit the most historically significant sites of the largest medieval historic center in Europe on a segway tour. Enjoy a fast, easy, and fun way to see the beauties of the city of Genova. Explore the hidden alleys of the old town and the beautiful noble streets with an experienced guide. Take in the medieval atmosphere and learn about the culture, art, traditions, and gastronomy of the city.

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Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

6. 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.

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Genoa: Palazzi dei Roll and Palazzo Reale Guided Tour

7. 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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Genoa: Traditional Food Tour

8. Genoa: Traditional Food Tour

Explore Genoa's downtown alleys with a local foodie, sitting in typical restaurants, tasting some of the best traditional dishes carefully chosen on a daily basis. You will be surrounded by a genuine and unique environment, a memorable way of tasting the city's traditional specialties and of visiting Genoa! Your guide will choose the best dishes for you, aiming to introduce you to the city's traditions. He will suggest to you the best restaurants and make this culinary experience delightful. You will taste some of the following specialties on this food tour (depending on availability): Pasta with pesto, savory pastries, focaccia with cheese, fried calamari, stockfish, anchovies, frisceu, coffee and dessert.

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Genoa: Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

9. Genoa: Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

Meet your friendly guide at the Neptune Galleon then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Genoa. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. During the tour, get a sense of authentic Genoese life whilst mingling with the locals and listening to stories about the city’s history and culinary culture. Tastings on offer: Focaccia and a cappuccino - a typical Genoese breakfast. Try dipping your focaccia into the cappuccino, which offers a unique sweet and salty taste. Gourmet pizza - served soft, thick, and flavored with fresh local toppings. Focaccia with cheese - two very thin layers of dough filled with Stracchino cheese. Pasta with pesto - made using an authentic recipe of fresh, local basil and pine nuts. Traditional Genoese cake - visit the original pastry shop that invented this cake and let the pudding speak for itself. Artisan ice cream - taste the best artisan gelato in town, offering both traditional and innovative flavors. Gourmet coffee - a delicious coffee, garnished with tasty ingredients, suitable for all palates.

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Genoa: Traditional Food Tasting Tour

10. Genoa: Traditional Food Tasting Tour

Dive into the world of Ligurian cuisine on a 3-hour walking tour in the heart of picturesque Genoa. Meet your guide at Piazza de Ferraris to begin your culinary journey. Sample five traditional dishes throughout the tour and soak in the feeling of the city's historical shops and restaurants.  Start by savoring a fresh pasta dish, Trofie al Pesto. Delight in the perfect combination of the spiral trofie pasta with the pesto sauce known and loved the world over. Taste different types of focaccia, another famous favorite born in the region. Then try some fresh fried fish, a popular local street food delivered directly from the port to your paper cone. Don't miss the chance to try polpettone, a kind of Italian meatloaf, in a typical gastronomia. Finally, make your way to the most beautiful shop in Genoa to taste a candied mandarin with chocolate and sprinkles.

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What people are saying about Genoa

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 306 reviews

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

The guide was very good and passionate and showed us unique aspects of the city