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Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa 16126

5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and …

£83
per night
Hotel Nologo
Hotel Nologo

Viale Sauli 5, Genoa 16121

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Colombo and Piazza de Ferrari. Chiossone Museu …

£44
per night
NH Genova Centro
NH Genova Centro

Via Martin Piaggio, 11, Genoa 16122

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone and Chiossone Museum of Oriental …

£71
per night
Morali Palace
Morali Palace

Piazza Della Raibetta 2 29, Genoa 16123

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this bed & breakfast is steps from Palazzo San Giorgio, Old Port, and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. …

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Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca
Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

Piazza delle Vigne, 6, Genoa 16123

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from San Pietro in Banchi, National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace, an …

£84
per night
Palazzo Cambiaso
Palazzo Cambiaso

Via Al Ponte Calvi, 6, Genoa 16124

Located in Porto Antico, this apartment is steps from Museo del Risorgimento Istituto Mazziniano, Palazzo di San Giorgio, and …

£58
per night
Casa Acquario Acqua Marina
Casa Acquario Acqua Marina

Vico dei Griffoni 3/15, Genoa 16124

Located in Porto Antico, this apartment is steps from Chiesa di San Martino, Palazzo di San Giorgio, and National Ligurian …

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Check-Inn Rooms 19
Check-Inn Rooms 19

Via XX Settembre 19/5, Genoa 16121

4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Genoa, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari, and Medieval Gates. …

£38
per night
Hotel Ricci
Hotel Ricci

Piazza Colombo 4-8, Genoa 16121

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari, and Medieval Gates. Chiosson …

£65
per night
Comfort Hotel Europa Genova City Centre
Comfort Hotel Europa Genova City Centre

Via delle Monachette, 8, Genoa 16126

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument, Galata Maritime Museum …

£53
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Pocket Guide: Porto Antico 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.

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