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NH Collection Genova Marina
NH Collection Genova Marina

Molo Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa 16124

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4.5 out of 5 (481 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Chiesa di San Martino, Aquarium of Genoa, and The Bigo Lift. Old Port and …

£91
Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa 16126

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4.5 out of 5 (1,073 reviews)

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

£95
Bristol Palace Hotel
Bristol Palace Hotel

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa 16121

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4.4 out of 5 (860 reviews)

Surrounded by stylish shops, this hotel is on Via XX Settembre, Genoa's picturesque main street. The Ducal Palace is a 2 …

£90
Hotel Continental Genova
Hotel Continental Genova

Via Arsenale di Terra 1, Genoa 16126

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4.4 out of 5 (693 reviews)

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

£75
Best Western Hotel Metropoli
Best Western Hotel Metropoli

P.zza Fontane Marose, Genoa 16123

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4.3 out of 5 (245 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Bagni Lido and Palazzo Rosso. White Palace and Palazzo Ducale are also …

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Piccapietra Apartment
Piccapietra Apartment

Piazza Piccapietra 73 Int. 36, Genoa

Located in Porto Antico, this apartment is steps from Palazzo Orsini and Piazza de Ferrari. Palazzo Ducale and Medieval Gates …

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NH Genova Centro
NH Genova Centro

Via Martin Piaggio, 11, Genoa 16122

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4 out of 5 (349 reviews)

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

£77
Starhotels President
Starhotels President

Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa 16129

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4.1 out of 5 (683 reviews)

Starhotels President stands in the Corte Lambruschini Business Center opposite the Genoa Brignole train station and 500 meter …

£76
Best Western Premier CHC Airport
Best Western Premier CHC Airport

Via Albareto, 15, Genoa 16153

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4.3 out of 5 (190 reviews)

Located in Sestri Ponente, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fiumara Shopping & Fun, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di …

£77
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 5, Genoa 16121

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4 out of 5 (360 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari, and Chiossone …

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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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