Genoa, Italy

Genoa is the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. Many regard Genoa as having the largest historic city center in Europe as a result of having been, for centuries, a powerful commercial center seaport and city-state. It was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and its maritime roots have fostered a dialect that has, absorbed elements of Neapolitan, Calabrese and Portuguese over the centuries.

Genoa's harbor is a bustling swarm of activity, which makes it a great launching point for the sprawling metropolis of Milan.

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Points of Interest

  • Cinque Terre
  • Santa Margherita
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral
  • Via Garibaldi
  • Chiesa del Gesu
  • Milan
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo

More about Genoa, Italy Points of Interest

  • Cinque Terre

    The Five Lands, a string of coastal villages linked by the sea, are part of a national park and World Heritage Site. Stroll through the quaint streets and take in a plethora of cultural sights.

  • Santa Margherita

    One of the premier destinations on the Riviera, Santa Margherita rose to prominence with the arrival of the English in the 19th century. Enjoy the lively shops and stroll along the seaside promenade.

  • San Lorenzo Cathedral

    Founded in the 5th century, this Romanesque pillared basilica was remodeled in Gothic style. Inside, see splendid artwork and the earliest example of Renaissance architecture in Genoa.

  • Via Garibaldi

    Cutting through the city's historic center, narrow Via Garibaldi is flanked by magnificent landmarks including the ornate Ducal Palace, home to a splendid art collection and cultural exhibits.

  • Chiesa del Gesu

    This 16th century former Jesuit church is situated near Palazzo Ducale in the heart of Genoa. The Baroque building houses paintings by Peter Paul Rubens and frescoes illuminated by bronze chandeliers.

  • Milan

    Visit Milan, the most important city in northern Italy.

  • Portofino

    Experience La Dolce Vita when you visit picturesque Portofino, known as the playground of the rich and famous. Explore the colorful streets and historic sites and browse the luxury designer boutiques.

  • Rapallo

    Guarded by a stately 16th-century castle, the largest Riviera resort has a wonderful seaside promenade. Ride the cable car to the top of Montallegro for beautiful views of the gulf and the hills.

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Walking Tour of Genoa

3 hours | Genoa | G O A - 3 8 0

Lace up your walking shoes and spend two hours exploring the heart of the great city of Genoa. A narrated pedestrian tour showcases all the premier sights, including Columbus's House, the magnificent Ducal Palace and the grandeur of 16th-century San Lorenzo Cathedral. Enjoy free time to shop along the famed Sottoripa.

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Easy Genoa

3 hours | Genoa | G O A - 2 3 0

Sit back and gaze out the window of your motorcoach during a relaxed, panoramic drive through the highlights of Genoa. You'll see all the city's landmarks and will stop to photograph the magnificent views from Castelletto Hill and charming Boccadasse, an old mariners neighborhood. Enjoy one hour of free time at centrally located De Ferrari Square.

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Genoa: San Lorenzo, Chiesa del Gesu & Palace

4 hours | Genoa | G O A - 2 2 0
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral
  • Chiesa del Gesu

Discover Genoa's lively inner city on a guided walking tour through its cultural and historic highlights. A panoramic motorcoach drive takes you to the commercial district of Genoa, where you'll explore this fascinating city on foot. Then, enjoy independent time to shop for souvenirs at the famed Sottoripa marketplace.

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Coastal Drive to Rapallo & Sestri Levante

6.25 hours | Genoa | G O A - 2 9 0
  • Rapallo

Discover the peaceful Ligurian villages of Rapallo and Sestri Levante on guided walking tours that survey the historic highlights of these enclaves untouched by time. Enjoy free time to shop and explore on your own and relax on a panoramic motorcoach drive that takes in all the scenery this area offers.

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Highlights & Milan On Your Own

9 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 8 0
  • Milan

Visit Milan, the most important city in northern Italy, on a tour that celebrates its cultural and historical offerings. Begin with a guided walk through the heart of the city that highlights its most popular landmarks. Then, explore this fashion and design mecca independently, enjoying superlative shopping and culinary delights.

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Genoa: Via Garibaldi & Famed Palazzos

5 hours | Genoa | G O A - 2 2 5
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral
  • Via Garibaldi

Experience the cultural riches of the Genoese Republic on a guided walking tour along the famed Via Garibaldi. As you stroll down this historic street, visit two extraordinary palaces, each a treasure trove of paintings, tapestries and furnishings. Then, enjoy independent sightseeing in this cosmopolitan city with historic charm.

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Late Riser Genoa City & Aquarium

4 hours | Genoa | G O A - 2 0 0
  • Chiesa del Gesu

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Genoa Aquarium, home to dolphins, sharks, sea tortoises and Europe's largest permanent exhibition of aquatic biodiversity. Hear whales sing, touch sea creatures in the petting pool, and walk through tropical forests. It's a fun and engaging adventure for the entire family.

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Portofino on Your Own

5 hours | Genoa | G O A - 2 1 0
  • Portofino

Travel to Portofino, the most beautiful and famous resort on the Ligurian Coast and a haunt for the rich and famous since the 1950's. Visit the famed Piazzetta, Portofino's main square, and enjoy a relaxing day of independent sightseeing, marvelous shopping, sun-kissed beaches and fine local cuisine.

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Adventure: Hike To Portofino & Picnic

4.5 hours | Genoa | G O A - 4 2 0
  • Portofino

Lace up your walking shoes for a guided trek through the Mediterranean flora, vineyards and olive groves that surround Portofino. Admire the medieval dwellings as you hike to the cliff tops that overlook the sea. Later, your efforts will be rewarded with a cozy picnic set amidst a picturesque landscape.

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Discovery Family Portofino, Santa Margherita & Rapallo

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 6 0 0
  • Santa Margherita
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo

Explore three charming Ligurian villages, Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Rapallo, on a guided tour that includes independent exploration. Each world-class destination has an atmosphere all its own and you'll enjoy learning the history of each as you take in the landmarks and browse the quaint shops and outdoor cafés.

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Rapallo & Pesto Tasting

6 hours | Genoa | G O A - 3 0 0
  • Rapallo

Shop, sightsee and eat like a local with an excursion to the resort town of Rapallo. After a guided tour of this 16th century village you'll stop for authentic focaccia then visit a favored restaurant for handmade pasta and pesto.

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Portofino, Santa Margherita & Rapallo

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 1 0
  • Santa Margherita
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo

Explore three charming Ligurian villages, Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Rapallo, on a guided tour that includes independent exploration. Each world-class destination has an atmosphere all its own and you'll enjoy learning the history of each as you take in the landmarks and browse the quaint shops and outdoor cafés.

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Camogli, Santa Margherita and Portofino

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 2 0
  • Santa Margherita

Explore three charming Ligurian villages, Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Camogli on a guided tour that includes independent exploration. Each world-class destination has an atmosphere all its own and you'll enjoy learning the history of each as you take in the landmarks and browse the quaint shops and outdoor cafes.

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Best of Portofino, Santa Margherita & Genoa

9 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 0 1
  • Santa Margherita
  • Portofino

Walk in the footsteps of history during a day-long adventure to three of Italy's most enchanting Ligurian villages: Portofino, Santa Margherita and Genoa. Enjoy guided walking tours, savor the flavors of Ligurian cuisine in Genoa, and set off on your own adventure and shop or relax in an outdoor café.

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Best of Portofino, Santa Margherita & Genoa

9 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 0 0
  • Santa Margherita
  • Portofino

Walk in the footsteps of history during a day-long adventure to three of Italy's most enchanting Ligurian villages: Portofino, Santa Margherita and Genoa. Enjoy guided walking tours, savor the flavors of Ligurian cuisine in Genoa, and set off on your own adventure and shop or relax in an outdoor café.

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Portofino, Santa Margherita & Rapallo for Small Groups

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 9 9 9
  • Santa Margherita
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo

Explore three charming Ligurian villages, Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Rapallo, on a guided tour that includes independent exploration. Each world-class destination has an atmosphere all its own and you'll enjoy learning the history of each as you take in the landmarks and browse the quaint shops and outdoor cafés.

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Milan:Castle Sforzesco, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Duomo

8.5 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 6 1

Travel to Milan, northern Italy's most fashionable city, and embark on a panoramic tour of its most significant historic and cultural attractions. A guided walking tour allows you to see and photograph the landmarks up close, including the Castello Sforzesco, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Dome Square and its Cathedral, the famous "La Scala" theatre and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery with its boutiques.

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波托菲诺、圣玛格利特和拉帕洛之旅(普通话导游) / 芬諾港、聖瑪格麗特和拉帕洛(國語導遊)

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 9 9 0
  • Santa Margherita
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo

Explore three charming Ligurian villages, Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Rapallo, on a guided tour that includes independent exploration. Each world-class destination has an atmosphere all its own and you'll enjoy learning the history of each as you take in the landmarks and browse the quaint shops and outdoor cafés.

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Camogli, Santa Margherita and Portofino

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 2 1
  • Santa Margherita

Explore three charming Ligurian villages, Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Camogli on a guided tour that includes independent exploration. Each world-class destination has an atmosphere all its own and you'll enjoy learning the history of each as you take in the landmarks and browse the quaint shops and outdoor cafes.

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Cinque Terre

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 3 0
  • Cinque Terre

The name Cinque Terre refers to five dramatically situated villages that cling to the rocky Ligurian cliffs. Accessible by sea, they offer unique appeal and unparalleled beauty. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Five Lands offer splendid walks, historical sites and spectacular vistas.

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Cinque Terre & Portovenere

8 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 3 5
  • Cinque Terre

Discover Cinque Terre, a string of ancient seaside villages nestled along the Italian Riviera coastline on a scenic cruise, and visit two of the region's most celebrated towns. Explore charming Portovenere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Monterosso al Mare, the most famous of the five villages. Your tour includes ample time for independent exploration.

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Jewels of Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola & Monterosso

10 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 7 5

Three Jewels in the Cinque Terre crown, Riomaggiore, Manarola and Monterosso are on full display on this exciting adventure that includes traveling by minibus, the only vehicle allowed within the tiny villages. Enjoy plenty of independent exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn the region's history through audio headsets.

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Milan & Da Vinci's Last Supper

9 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 5 0
  • Milan

See one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous masterpieces, The Last Supper, when you travel to Milan, northern Italy's most fashionable city, and embark on a panoramic tour of its most significant historic and cultural attractions. A guided walking tour allows you to see and photograph the landmarks up close.

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Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan

9 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 6 5
  • Milan

Enjoy visiting the amazing Last Supper from Leonardo Da Vinci as well as a guided tour of one of the most important Italian cities: Milan. The shopping and the cathedral are superb, enjoy it during your 3 hours free time

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Milan, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & Da Vinci's Last Supper

9 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 6 0
  • Milan

See one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous masterpieces, The Last Supper.
Travel to Milan, northern Italy's most fashionable city, and embark on a panoramic tour of its most significant historic and cultural attractions. A guided walking tour allows you to see and photograph the landmarks up close, including the Dome Square, the famous "La Scala" theatre and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery with its boutiques. The guide will introduce the genius of Leonardo by the "Codex Atlanticus" exhibition in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then you will visit the well-known fresco of the Last Supper at Santa Maria delle Grazie Church.

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Ultimate Portofino & Olive Oil Tasting at Splendido Hotel- A Discovery Exclusive

6 hours | Genoa | G O A - 1 5 5
  • Portofino

Travel to Portofino for a taste of regional cuisine. Savor the flavors of "liquid gold" and learn how olives and olive oil have been essential ingredients in Ligurian recipes for centuries with a visit to the Splendido Hotel for a delicious lesson in olive oil history.

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