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Private Genoa Walking Tour

Genoa - Porto Antico - Night View
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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




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!


– 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


– Piazza De Ferrari

– Duomo of St Lawrence

– Caruggi Area

– Old Port

– 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

2 hours

Return details:

Old Port

Old Port – Genoa

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The Porto Antico (Old Port) is the oldest part of the Genoa’s harbor.

The old pier was built during the 15th century close to Porta Siberia (Siberia Gate), the gate that regulated the access to the city. During the 20th century the dock was remodeled in order to be more modern; the Genoa’s Port was already the biggest one in Italy. Many buildings were erected and the landscape of the port changed dramatically.

Genoa’s most illustrious citizen is probably the great explorer Cristoforo Colombo. The city of Genoa has always celebrated the renowned traveler; for this reason in 1992 for the Columbus celebration the famous architect Renzo Piano remodeled the oldest areas of the Port. The idea was to give back to the genoesi an area neglected for too many years! Today the space offers many different attractions such as an aquarium, various museums and venues for events. Famous is the Bolla a glass sphere that houses an incredible miniature rainforest.

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Today the area is considered one of the most beautiful in Genoa, both inhabitants and visitors enjoy long walks along the sea or just sit and relax in one of the many bars and restaurants located in the area.