Genoa charming streets make it a must see destination!
Explore the very best that Genoa has to offer
Meander through the winding alleys of the historical centre
Marvel at the stunning “Rolli” Palaces in Via Garibaldi
Visit the city’s main square and see Columbus's home
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Small group, walking tour
Pick-up and drop-off
Amdission tickets (the tour is a sightseeing)
What you can expect
Genoa has historically been a city of sailors, artists and poets, and has the nickname of La Superba (The Proud One). It is one of the most historical and intriguing cities in all of Italy. The ancient port has long been the key to Genoa’s importance as a trading hub and subsequently as a centre of power.
This tour is the perfect opportunity to get a quick overview of the city, whether you are visiting for just a few hours or a few days. It gives you the chance to discover the things that interest you most, and what you might want to explore further during your stay.
On a two and a half hour walking tour in small groups of at least 15 people, you will see the treasures of Genoa in the company of an expert local guide.
You’ll stop at the city’s main attractions, such as the Porto Antico - the Ancient Port, the location of the famous Aquarium, and lose yourself in the Caruggi, the narrow alleys of the historical centre!
Be impressed by the mediaeval façade of San Lorenzo Cathedral and wander along Via Garibaldi with its famous palaces, called the Rolli. This collection of Baroque and Renaissance buildings is indicative of the wealth and power enjoyed by Genoa, particularly through the 16th and 17th centuries. More than forty of these palaces have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in recent times, and are occasionally open to public. After Via Garibaldi, you’ll reach Piazza De Ferrari, the city’s main square. Here you can see the bronze fountain, the opulent Dodge’s Palace and the Carlo Felice theatre – Genoa’s opera house.
Your tour ends in front of Christopher Columbus’ former home, where before your guide departs, you can ask them for further recommendations on what to see and, crucially, where to eat the best Trofie with Pesto!