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The rates - on request.
Entrance tickets - at extra charge
Supplement for night service (after 19:00) and festive days - 20%
Car at disposal - at extra charge, car category - on request
Cancellation policy: less than 48 hours - 100%
Genoa – city tour
Welcome to Genoa, the city of the great navigators of the past, a maritime republic and the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. During the Roman Empire, Genoa was the “gateway” to the Mediterranean Sea and nowadays it is still one of the main ports in Europe. Moreover, its historic centre is one of the largest and best preserved in the Old Continent. You will be guided through the narrow alleys of the widest historical center in Europe, to discover its many curiosities and secrets.
You will see San Lorenzo Cathedral, the Doge Palace, the Opera House, and the wonderful Strada Nuova Museums. You can visit galleries of Pallazo Rosso, the Palazzo Bianco, and Palazzo Tursi where admire the antique furniture and important masterpieces of Italian and foreign artists. The museum exhibits works by Veronese, Procaccini, Rubens, Van Dyck, and many more.
Aristocratic areas and the suburbs of Genoa
Boccadasse and Nervi are fishing villages just a stone’s throw from the city centre. Quiet oasis where time seems to stand still. Suggestive fishing villages, marinas, beaches, promenades and terrace views overlooking the sea and serveral parks will make your stay in town a unique experience. Boccadasse nestled between pastel houses and boat by the small pebble beach, Nervi dominated by the enchanting seafront promenade, they are magic places that smells of saltiness and inspire to relaxing moments.
Camogli is an exquisite borgo with a view on the Gulf of Paradise. A typical, romantic seaside village characterized by highly-stacked and vivaciously-painted houses, Camogli is part of a magnificent natural setting that has enchanted tourists the world over, for centuries.
The Shrine of Nostra Signora della Guardia is a Roman Catholic place of pilgrimage located on the top of Monte Figogna, about 20 kilometres from the city of Genoa. From the pavement in front of the shrine, on a clear day, it is possible to look over all the Polcevera valley, part of the city of Genoa. On a very clear day, mainly in winter, the skyline of the mountains of the French island of Corsica can also be seen. The shrine is the destination of pilgrims from Genoa and from and all over Italy.
Discover Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa, Italy: A stunning cemetery famous for its extraordinarily delicate & lifelike mourning sculptures. Designed by the famous Genovese architect Carlo Barabino in a Neo-Classical style, the Staglieno Cemetery in 1851. Now it is famous for its weeping angels and sorrowful widows as well as its eerily lifelike depictions of the bereaved and the deceased in contemporary clothing.
Galata Museo del Mare
At Galata Museo del Mare you come aboard and learn about the lives of sailors, passengers and emigrants. The largest Maritime Museum stand out among Italia maritime museums for the quality and innovations of its reconstructions. The Nazario Sauro, the largest Italian submarine that can be visited still afloat is moored in front of theGalata Museo del Mare. An integral part of the AcquarioVillage offering, the Nazario Sauro gives visitors a chance to experience the living conditions of submariners aboard a real submarine. Besides, you’ll have the possibility to experience life in the naval Dockyard of the Rpublic of Genoa.
Museums of Genoa
We offer you to visit some of the following museums:
White Palace Gallery - works of Italian masters: Titian, Caravaggio, Lippi, Veronese, Antonio da Messina, Magnasco, Cambiaso, famous paintings of Flemish painting - Rubens, Van Dyck, Van Cleve, silver, sculpture, porcelain, coins.
Palazzo Spinola National Gallery - A sample of an aristocratic house 17th -18th centuries, there is a canvas by Caravaggio.
Red Palace Gallery - rich collection of paintings by Italian artists: Pisanello, Veronese, Lotto, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio, samples of furniture, coins and ceramics.
Royal Palace Gallery - collection includes works by Reni, Van Dyck, Guercino, Bassano, tapestries, oriental ceramics, sculpture. A mirror gallery deserves attention.
Doria Tursi Palace – here you can find the authentic letters of Columbus and the famous violin of Guarneri, owned by Niccolo Paganini in 1742.
Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art - Painting, sculpture, oriental weapons.
Villa Durazzo Pallavicini - Exhibits of ancient eras.
Civic Museum of Natural History Giacomo Doria - 21 hall is dedicated to zoology, 1 hall to paleontology, 2 halls to mineralogy.
Treasure of San Lorenzo Cathedral - Silver and gold jewelry of Byzantine times, "trophies" of the Crusades and cultural objects of the 13-14 centuries.
Aquarium of Genoa
The Acquario di Genova is a fascinating journey through the largest exhibition of biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe. You will discover 12,000 specimens belonging to 600 animal species and 200 vegetal species, but above all live a unique experience above and below the sea surface, to touch with your hands and to repeat and remember forever.
Holy relics of Genoa and Portofino
Walking tour + car (boat is possible from June to September)
San Lorenzo Cathedral was built circa 1098 in an area where archaeological excavations have revealed pre-existing Roman structures and the signs of an early basilica dating to the 5th or 6th century. Expanded over the centuries, the solemn, exquisite Cathedral of San Lorenzo preserves the ashes of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city, which arrived in Genoa at the end of the First Crusade. Museum of the Treasury shows the richness of the catholic church. You can see here the precious crucifixes, gold crowns, silver sculptures and … holy grail! You can visit as well Church Of Jesus And The Saints Ambrogio And Andrea and San Bartolomeo degli Armeni.
In Portofino we recommend to visit St. George Church – a very little building built on the stunning cliff of the promontory, overlooking the picturesque Bay of Portofino.
Witch hunt: Triora and Toirano caves
Triora is a small village located in the hinterland of Liguria, in the province of Imperia, is a town of about 380 inhabitants. The municipality of Triora is part of the most beautiful villages in Italy. However its beauty is somehow marred by its horrendous past. Triora has been named as a “witch town”. Between 1587 and 1589 more than 30 withes were tried, tortured and burned alive. Nowadays, the little streets, the slate portals and the architectural mixture of periods and styles add to the charm of the old town centre, where you can visit the ruins of the Peirana town gate, as well as the Sottana gate and fountain, the ruins of a castle and Piazza della Collegiata dell'Assunta.
After you will have the possibility to explore Toirano caves. The Bàsura Cave is without doubt the most spectacular. For millenniums, the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) found refuge in this cave, using it to hibernate. Santa Lucia Cave, known since Medieval times, hostsa Sanctuary which dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Behind the altar, the cavity features a straight 240-meter corridor. On its walls are numerous inscriptions left by pilgrims since the Sanctuary’s beginnings
Picturesque bays of Liguria - San Fruttuoso and Portofin
Portofino is a fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants fringe its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A path leads from the Piazzetta to Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress and museum with art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea. Hotels here are hushed and headily priced, but a drink by Portofino's yacht-filled harbour or a stroll around its designer shops can be easily enjoyed on a day trip from Genoa.
San Fruttuoso is a little bay between Camogli and Portofino, one of the Ligurian gems. S. Fruttuoso is reachable by sea with boats or on foot along the path of the Portofino Natural Park. The set is dominated by the Abbey that dates back to the 11th century, by the prominent beach, the Church, the Doria tower, a few fishermen houses.
The Cinque Terre (five towns) is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water. An ancient system of footpaths is still the best way to visit the five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, these five ingeniously constructed fishing villages can bolster the most jaded of spirits. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces to cultivate grapes and olives on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. The breathtaking views of harbours far below the wild but hospitable coastline along with the medieval fortresses and plentiful vines and vibrant colours make this a memorable holiday.
Genoa city tour and shopping in Serravalle
We offer you to combine city tour and shopping. You will have the possibility to visit the principal attractions of the city with its weighty architectural heritage that speaks of its former glory. And after that you will come to Serravalle outlet (20 km from Genoa), Europe's largest and Italy's leading shopping mall. A unique village style shopping outlet with small paved squares and winding lanes that are home to more than 180 designer stores offering up to 70% discount all year round. Here you can find over 200 top Italian and international brands including; Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Prada, Bruno Magli, Fratelli Rossetti, Swarowski, Adidas, Nike and many more.
Sanremo - the pearl of Liguria
The city of Sanremo, which was founded in Roman times in a large inlet on the western Ligurian coast, is known as “The Pearl of the Riviera of the flowers” and is famous throughout the world for its perfect climatic conditions for swimming. Another factor which has favoured the blossoming of Sanremo has been the development of international tourism which, from its roots in the 19th century, has seen the city and surrounding areas transformed. In fact famous people such as the Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna and the scientist Alfred Nobel actually chose to live here. One of the most scenic walks is found along the Corso dell'Imperatrice. This palm-lined promenade was a gift from the Russian Empress Maria Alexandrovna in 1874, who gave the city a pretty penny to beautify the walkway along the sea after a lengthy stay. It was a generous gift, one that she'd never actually see, since the sickly empress died before she could return. In addition to the perfume of nature and the beauty of the city there is also a touch of glitz offered all year round in the gaming rooms of the celebrated Casinò and also by the annual event of international repute, the festival of Italian song.