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  • Aquarium of Genoa: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    1. Aquarium of Genoa: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa to see more than 15,000 animals from 400 species at Italy's largest aquatic zoo. Skip the line, and learn how the aquarium was built for the Genoa Expo '92. Now, it is home to the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. Venture into the fascinating waters of the world as you explore more than 70 tanks of critters, including sea cows. Marvel at animals from the Antarctic, such as penguins, and see sharks, seals, jellyfish and the colorful fish of the coral barriers. Go to the Cetacean Pavilion, designed by Renzo Piano, and laugh along with the bottlenose dolphins at 4 open-air pools.

    The experience is amazing but sometimes I found the order of the animals a little bit confusing. It is worth of money value.

  • Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa with Lunch

    2. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa with Lunch

    Immerse yourself in the largest aquatic biodiversity exhibition in Europe. Stroll through the world's most fascinating seas and waters as you discover the ocean and enjoy an unforgettable experience. In spectacular settings, enjoy new thematic itineraries to get to know all the secrets, curiosities, and details of a place that never ceases to surprise and excite. Enrich your visit with lunch at the Tender Cafè, which is a fast food bar inside the Aquarium of Genoa which has a splendid terrace overlooking the port of Genoa. It will be there that you can taste and discover Ligurian and Genoese specialties.

    Bellissima esperienza. Ottima cura degli animali. Costo parcheggio leggermente eccessivo.

  • Genoa: Triple-Attraction Maritime Experience

    3. Genoa: Triple-Attraction Maritime Experience

    Discover the everlasting bound between mankind and the sea, thanks to an experience that connects the Aquarium of Genoa, the Galata Museum (the largest maritime museum of the Mediterranean Sea), and the submarine S518 Nazario Sauro. The Galata Museum is the largest and most innovative maritime museum in the Mediterranean. The Aquarium of Genoa, which has been expanded by adding the internal section titled “Tropical Garden", has the largest range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe in terms of numbers of tanks and hosted species. Every year, new areas and new species coming from endangered environments await their visitors. This is guaranteed to be a visual spectacle with many educational moments.

  • Genoa: Lighthouse Entrance Ticket

    4. Genoa: Lighthouse Entrance Ticket

    Take in great views of the city while walking through a major piece of this history with entrance tickets to the Lighthouse of Genoa. Visit the third-oldest lighthouse in the world. Take the 800-meter seaside path overlooking the harbor and enjoy the open-air museum. Check out the ancient fortifications. This still-functioning lighthouse is a major part of Genoa's long maritime history. Climb to the top for great views of the city.

  • Genoa: Private Tour with a Local

    5. Genoa: Private Tour with a Local

    With this welcoming tour, transform traveling philosophy: make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet wherever you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

    We had a fantastic time with our guide Pier for 3-hour tour. He was amazing and knowledgeable about the city. It was a wonderful introduction to Genoa. Highly recommend to new comers.

  • Genoa: Historical Centre City Exploration Game

    6. Genoa: Historical Centre City Exploration Game

    Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “Last night you had a strange dream about a woman in a dark crimson gown. She was on a mysterious ship that docked in Genoa and made the guards bring you to her. On your way to the bakery, you spot her guards, who start running towards you.” As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game?. The city game starts at Piazza Dante. It will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Calata Falcone e Borsellino. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet ...

  • Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

    7. Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

    Explore the picturesque medieval district of Carmine where you'll listen to a song about the lively atmosphere of the past and then you'll admire the beautiful Renaissance noble palaces in Via Lomellini. Pass by Sottoripa, a historical street where trade began to flourish since the Middle Ages. Stop by the Embriaci Tower, the tallest in Genoa, and visit the colorful square of Campopisano where you'll listen to other songs about legends and important historical facts.

    Walk along the legendary Redbeard walls and learn about history through music and finally get to Porta Soprana, one of the gates of the old town, very close to Christopher Colombus house.

    Super nice and amazing guy!!! Did a fantastic job giving us a tour of Genova. He made it fun and adventurous and even shared with us some original songs that he had made of the city and its history.

  • Genova: Segway Tour

    8. Genova: Segway Tour

    Visit the most historically significant sites of the largest medieval historic center in Europe on a segway tour. Enjoy a fast, easy, and fun way to see the beauties of the city of Genova. Explore the hidden alleys of the old town and the beautiful noble streets with an experienced guide. Take in the medieval atmosphere and learn about the culture, art, traditions, and gastronomy of the city.

    Best tour ever!! Unmissable! Matt was an amazing tour guide and so knowledgeable about the city, he answered any questions we had and we were able to get a real for the city! Matt made the segways so easy to use and feel safe, can not recommend enough!!!

  • Genoa: Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

    9. Genoa: Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

    Meet your friendly guide at the Neptune Galleon then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Genoa. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. During the tour, get a sense of authentic Genoese life whilst mingling with the locals and listening to stories about the city’s history and culinary culture. Tastings on offer: Focaccia and a cappuccino - a typical Genoese breakfast. Try dipping your focaccia into the cappuccino, which offers a unique sweet and salty taste. Gourmet pizza - served soft, thick, and flavored with fresh local toppings. Focaccia with cheese - two very thin layers of dough filled with Stracchino cheese. Pasta with pesto - made using an authentic recipe of fresh, local basil and pine nuts. Traditional Genoese...

  • Genoa: Traditional Food Tour

    10. Genoa: Traditional Food Tour

    Explore Genoa's downtown alleys with a local foodie, sitting in typical restaurants, tasting some of the best traditional dishes carefully chosen on a daily basis. You will be surrounded by a genuine and unique environment, a memorable way of tasting the city's traditional specialties and of visiting Genoa! Your guide will choose the best dishes for you, aiming to introduce you to the city's traditions. He will suggest to you the best restaurants and make this culinary experience delightful. You will taste some of the following specialties on this food tour (depending on availability): Pasta with pesto, savory pastries, focaccia with cheese, fried calamari, stockfish, anchovies, frisceu, coffee and dessert.

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What people are saying about Genoa

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Extravagant and engaging experience. Alessandro was a nice guide, he told us and sang Genoese anecdotes in the best way, making us walk in his company through the historic center of Genoa passing through alternative carucci. TRY IT

Very interesting and informative for those who love the sea and fish. I appreciated the path not only because it is well structured, but also because the distance was there and all the anti-COVID regulations were respected.

Best idea I ever had, far away from all the touristic spots and listening to all the Genova secrets. Highly recommended and again, thanks to my Tour guide, with a lot of Espressi and the Best Focaccia in town.

Super nice and amazing guy!!! Did a fantastic job giving us a tour of Genova. He made it fun and adventurous and even shared with us some original songs that he had made of the city and its history.

Best tour I ever experienced...personal...very professional....very new experience.....humor and good stories....I posted my experiences on facebook to share this fantastic tour