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Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa 16126

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4.5 out of 5 (1,082 reviews)

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

£100
Best Western Plus City Hotel
Best Western Plus City Hotel

Via San Sebastiano 6, Genoa 16123

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4.4 out of 5 (251 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Carlo Felice, Piazza de Ferrari, and Palazzo Ducale. …

£93
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
Best Western Hotel Metropoli
Best Western Hotel Metropoli

P.zza Fontane Marose, Genoa 16123

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4.3 out of 5 (251 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palazzo Rosso and White Palace. Palazzo Ducale and Nationa …

£84
Hotel Actor
Hotel Actor

Via Goito, 20, Genoa 16122

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3.8 out of 5 (91 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art, Palazzo Rosso, and Piazza …

£63
B&B Quarto Piano
B&B Quarto Piano

Piazza Pellicceria 2-4, Genoa 16123

4.5 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this bed & breakfast is steps from Grimaldi Palace, National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace, …

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Hotel Bellevue
Hotel Bellevue

Salita della Provvidenza, 1, Genoa 16134

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3.7 out of 5 (313 reviews)

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

£61
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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Hotel Vittoria & Orlandini
Hotel Vittoria & Orlandini

Via Balbi 33, Genoa 16126

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3.9 out of 5 (137 reviews)

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime Museum. Palazzo …

£61
Aquarium Suite Genova
Aquarium Suite Genova

Calata Andalò di Negro 3, Genoa 16126

3.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Galata Maritime Museum and Palazzo di San Giorgio. Ol …

£115
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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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