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Grand Hotel Savoia

Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
29 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (1,179 reviews)

This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime Museum. Palazzo di ...

£93

£93
Bristol Palace Hotel

Bristol Palace Hotel

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
31 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (1,008 reviews)

Located in Genoa Historical Centre, this hotel is steps away from Museum of the Ligurian Art Academy, Piazza de Ferrari and Medieval Gates. Palazzo Ducale and ...

£91

£91
Hotel Continental Genova

Hotel Continental Genova

Via Arsenale di Terra 1, Genoa
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 14 hours ago
24 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (781 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime Museum. Palazzo di San Giorgio and ...

£77

£77
Hotel Palazzo Grillo

Hotel Palazzo Grillo

Piazza delle Vigne 4, Genoa
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
4.8 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Located in Genoa Historical Centre, this property is steps away from Loggia dei Mercanti o di Banchi, National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace and Cattedrale ...

£94

£94
Best Western Hotel Metropoli

Best Western Hotel Metropoli

P.zza Fontane Marose, Genoa
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (296 reviews)

Located in Genoa Historical Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palazzo Rosso and White Palace. Palazzo Ducale and National Ligurian Gallery at the ...

£72

£72
New Alexander

New Alexander

via bersaglieri d'italia 19, Genoa
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is steps away from Christopher Columbus Monument and Piazza Acquaverde. Prince's Palace and Galata Maritime Museum ...

£46

£46
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 5, Genoa
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
9 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (415 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari and Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art. Medieval Gates ...

£65

£65
Starhotels President

Starhotels President

Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 17 hours ago
15 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (763 reviews)

This family-friendly Genoa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari and Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art. Medieval Gates and Palazzo ...

£80

£80
Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Via Pionieri ed Aviatori d'Italia 44, Genoa
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (245 reviews)

Located in Sestri Ponente, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Marina Genova and 3 mi (4.8 km) from La Lanterna. Fiumara Shopping & Fun and 105 Stadium are also ...

£76

£76
Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

Piazza delle Vigne, 6, Genoa
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 23 hours ago
6 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Located in Genoa Historical Centre, this hotel is steps away from Loggia dei Mercanti o di Banchi, National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace and Palazzo ...

£78

£78

Pocket Guide: Torre degli Embriaci Torre degli Embriaci Hotels

Genoa’s Torre Degli Embriaci

Twelfth-century Torre Degli Embriaci is in Genoa’s old quarter, next to Santa Maria di Castello church and the Palazzo Brignole-Sale. When it was built, Torre Degli Embriaci was Genoa’s only tower to have avoided a 1296 which stopped aristocratic families from erecting ridiculously tall towers.

Still in incredible condition, the Torre Degli Embriaci was lovingly restored in 1923, replacing the tower’s uppermost stones with tiles. The tower is now a private home and is not open to the public, but you are welcome to wander past it and admire it from outside.

Hotels with Views of Torre Degli Embriaci

With the Torre Degli Embriaci towering over Genoa, you can stay in most places in Genoa and still be able to see the tower. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, use Expedia’s search tool to find accommodation to suit you near Torre Degli Embriaci. You have a good choice ranging from well-known international brand hotels or opulent historic hotels, to budget-friendly B&Bs or mid-range accommodation.

History of the Embriaci Family

Hailing from Genoa, members of the powerful Embriaci family played important roles in the Crusades in the Holy Land in the 11th and 12th centuries, taking part in the capture of Jerusalem, Arsuf, and Gibilet, north of Beirut. The tower was built in memory of Guilgielmo Embriaci, otherwise known as Hammerhead, the hero of the First Crusade.

The mayor at the time allowed the Embriaci family to build Torre Degli Embriaci 80 hands over Genoa’s regulated height in honour of Guilgielmo’s glorious deeds.

If you want to soak up Genoa’s dazzling history, book a room in a hotel near the Torre Degli Embriaci in Genoa’s old town, a lively and untouristy area alive with restaurants, cafes, food and antique shops, bars and attractions.

Torre Degli Embriaci is also within walking distance of the bustling port area, where you’ll find Italy’s largest aquarium, the Aquarium of Genoa, and its maritime museum, which devotes a section to explorer Christopher Columbus, who was also born in Genoa.