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Private Genoa Walking Tour

Genoa - Porto Antico - Night View
Genoa  - Porto AnticoGenoa - Caruggi - RoofsGenoa - Caruggi - StreetGenoa - Duomo - FacadeGenoa - Piazza De FerrariGenoa - Porto Antico - BollaGenoa - Duomo - InteriorGenoa - Piazza De Ferrari - Bronze FountainGenoa - Duomo - Ceiling

$32.16

tour duration

2 Hours

start time

09:30 AM –  02:00 pm

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

meeting point

Piazza de ferrari, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Meet your private guide in the beautiful Piazza De Ferrari to start your two hour Genoa Walking Tour. Your guide will unveil in front of your eyes the beauty of this charming seaport town.

Sited in the heart of Genoa Piazza De Ferrari is called by the Genoeses the “city” because the most significant buildings of Genoa are placed either in the Piazza or very close to it. Right in the center of the square is located the famous Bronze Fountain, one of the symbols of the city.

Your fist stop will be the Cathedral of St Lawrence, the Genoa’s Duomo, founded in the 5th century AD. The actual Church was built during the 13th century after a terrible fire destroyed the previous one. Inside the church you will admire the beautiful frescoes, paintings and statues that were added during the centuries.

You will now explore the most characteristic areas of Genoa: the Caruggi. Your guide will walk you through these unique alleys where you will discover the real Genoa. Small shops (botteghe) with their typical products, workshops where artisans still work like their ancestors.. get ready to travel back in time!

Your walk will end when you will reach the gorgeous Old Port, Porto Antico, the oldest part of the Genoa’s harbor. Built during the 15th century the dock was modernized at the end of the millennium. In 1992 for the Columbus celebration the famous architect Renzo Piano remodeled the oldest parts of the Port. He gave back to the Genoeses an area neglected for too many years!

Here your guided tour will end; we suggest you to continue explore the Port visiting the famous Aquarium or one of the many museums located in the area, or to simply relax sitting at one of the many bars and restaurants overlooking the sea!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– English speaking local guide (2 hours)

– Visit of Duomo of St Lawrence

– Visit of Piazza De Ferrari

– Visit of the Caruggi Area

– Visit of the Old Port

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Piazza De Ferrari

– Duomo of St Lawrence

– Caruggi Area

– Old Port

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

Departure point:

Piazza De Ferrari, more details at booking

Duration:
2 hours

Return details:

Old Port

Private Genoa Food Tour

Genoa - Caruggi - Salita Superiore San Rocchino
Genoa - Piazza De Ferrari - FountainGenoa - CaruggiGenoa - Caruggi - StreetGenoa - Caruggi - StairsGenoa - Piazza De Ferrari - Bronze FountainPesto - Handmade Pesto Sauce

From: $48.84

tour duration

2 Hours

start time

10:00 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

 

meeting point

Old POrt, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Meet your private guide at the designated area in the characteristic Old Port where your Private Genoa Food Tour will start!

Your tour will lead you through the narrow streets of Genoa’s Caruggi area on an exploration of the city’s most famous old shops that sell the typical Italian street food. Stroll through the charming Caruggi’s old alleys is a unique experiences; here the time stopped long ago and you will find yourself wondering around little old “botteghe” (shops) that have been probably around for decades!

Your guide will help you to discover this characteristic district; you will pass through a typical open air market in which you will be able to discover many regional delicatessen, understanding the kind of fresh products that grow in the area and that are an essential part of the Ligurian cuisine!

Your next stop will be a little shop where you will be introduced to the most popular local dishes. Here you will finally start your tasting! You will be offered pesto bruschette, classic bruschette with EVOO, typical cold cuts with Farinata di Ceci and mouth-watering fragrant fried fishes!

At the end of your tasting your tour will continue until you will reach Piazza De Ferrari. Here your tour will end. We suggest you to keep exploring this beautiful city that has so much to offer to its visitors!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Expert local English speaking guide

– Tasting

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Piazza De Ferrari

– Caruggi

– Old Port

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

Departure point:

Old Port, more details at booking

Duration:
2 hours

Return details:

Piazza de Ferraris

Caruggi – Genoa

Genoa - Caruggi
Genoa - Caruggi - StreetGenoa - Caruggi - Salita Superiore San RocchinoGenoa - Caruggi - Roofs

Caruggi is the popular name given to the characteristic small streets of Genoa. The word means alley, many roads in the old city are called Vico from Vicoli (lane).

Most of the caruggi names derive from the activity that was practiced in the area. Typically the name are related to artisanal activities like Via Orefici (Goldsmiths Street) and Piazza di Pellicceria (Furriery Square). Today a lot have changed but the caruggi still attract many tourists thanks to the numerous little shops (botteghe) that still offer artisanal products.

It is believed that the old Genoa was built with this little alleys in order to protect itself against the pirates’ attacks; it was easier to defend the city. Eventually Genoa was fortified too.

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The most famous Genoa’s Caruggio is called Via di Pre’.

Visitors can’t lose the opportunity to stroll around in this unique area; walking and getting lost in these characteristic alleyways is an inimitable experience. It seems that the time stopped long ago thanks to the authentic little stores and workshops. Every time that a caruggio turns is hard to know what you will find around the corner!