This is the perfect friendly tour for travelers who want to experience Genoa in a relaxed but informative way.
This classic walking tour reveals most of Genoa and its highlights: the house of Christopher Columbus and the district where he spent his early childhood. The Doge Palace, once residence of the Doge of the Republic of Genova, is today, a cultural hub for art events and international meetings such as the G8 Summit which took place in 2001. The Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, built in the Middle Ages with additions continuing into the 19th century, also preserves an unexploded bomb that fell into the church in 1941. Strada Nuova, the most iconic street in the city, is lined with wonderful 16th century noble mansions, called Palazzi dei Rolli, signifying the power and wealth of the Genoese aristocracy and are listed in the Unesco World Heritage Sites. The Old Port, revamped and modernized in 1992 by the star architect Renzo Piano. Last but not least, there is a photo stop at the famous Spianata di Castelletto, a lookout providing amazing view over all of Genoa.
Behind these monuments are so many little treasures hidden in an intriguing labyrinth of narrow cobblestone alleyways, buzzing little squares and enchanting courtyards, that make you feel like you’re in another time. There are surprises around every corner for a different and more authentic perspective of Genoa that only a local can reveal to you.
TYPE OF TOUR: PRIVATE WALKING TOUR
START TIME: AM OR PM
DURATION: HALF DAY OR FULL DAY
AVAILABILITY: EVERY DAY
SCHEDULE AND MEETING POINT: UPON YOUR REQUEST