Genoa Things to Do

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  • 1. Palazzo Ducale & Piazza De Ferrari

    Piazza De Ferrari is Genoa's most important public square. It links Genoa's historical heart with its modern, commercial centre. In the middle of the square a large fountain shoots jets of water into...

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  • 2. Via San Lorenzo and the cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The San Lorenzo Cathedral or St. Laurence Cathedral is Genoa's stunningly beautiful black and white striped cathedral. It was founded in the 4th or 5th century. Since the Crusades it has housed the...

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  • 3. Hills, Cable Cars, Castles

    We weren't actually looking for this funicular, but another which we couldn't find! They are difficult, as the entrance is small and behind a glass door. Above the door is a big sign. Deciding on this...

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  • 4. Genoa Acquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    Genovese Acquario is the largest in Italy and the second largest in Europe. It has 3.100 square metres and welcomes almost 1,5 millions of visitors each year. The aquarium was built for Genoa EXPO '92...

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  • 5. Porta Soprana and Columbus House

    In the 12th century a ring of defensive walls was built around Genoa. The only remaining section of these walls is the gate Porta Soprana. This was built in 1155. Go through the gate and walk...

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  • 6. Boccadasse

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    12 April 2013: I'm fixing the photos here, and might use the occasion to write a bit about Boccadasse, a lovely hamlet just minutes east of Genoa. As soon as I have time to write and put my pics in...

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  • 7. Porto Antico and Palazzo S.Giorgio

    I couldn't find any usefull information about Torre dei Morchio, which dominates over Piazza Caricamento. It is obviously an medieval construction, built of large blocks of ashlar stone, but it...

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  • 8. Historic Centre, west

    Saint Peter's Loggia was built between 1589 and 1595 by Andrea Ceresola, nicknamed Vannone, in the trade centre of the old city. The building was commissioned by the Fathers of the Municipality,...

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  • 9. La Lanterna

    it's beautiful! and all the videos in the museums are great! don't miss to go up on the symbol of genova to see the beautiful landscape! The Promenade is open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset. The...

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  • 10. Historic centre, east

    It is a pity, the building was under restauration and partly covered, when I visited Genua in 2003, but I am sure the works are finished already! Bombs had destroyed the old theatre in 1943 and so the...

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  • 11. Via Aurea, palazzo bianco and palazzo rosso

    Rained out and looking for an indoor activity, we hit the palazzi of Via Garibaldi. The ticket agent assumed we were students and we didn’t exactly deny it, so the combined ticket including Palazzo...

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  • 12. Commercial Harbor

    The Biosphere is a glass and steel structure measuring 20 m in diameter and weighing 60 tons.It is located in Genoa Harbour and was designed by Renzo Piano who also designed the bigo crane. The...

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  • 13. Via Balbi

    Located via balbi, this palace ( the most important in Genoa) was build by the " Balbi " a powerful family of merchants. In 1822 it became the residence of the "Savoy".Now it's used for exhibitions....

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  • 14. Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

    4 out of 5 stars

    The seat of the Prefecture and the Province of Genoa is home to a magnificent courtyard boasting with a double loggia. The dining hall on the piano nobile has a series of frescoes carried out by Luca...

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  • 15. Eastern Riviera

    I Parchi di Nervi (Nervi's Parks) spread out over some 9 hectares, uniting the gardens of Villa Gropallo, Villa Saluzzo and Villa Grimaldi, set out in English style. Tipically Mediterranean flora...

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  • 16. Castello d'Albertis

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This castle in neo gothic style was the home of Captain Enrico Alberto D'Albertis, a sailor man, ethologist who founded the first Italian yacht club. to go there , via balbi there is a lift which is...

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  • 17. Museums

    The building was erected by the Balbi family in 1643 but it became property of the Durazzo family and it was eventually bought by the Savoia family who turned it into their residence in Genoa, and...

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  • 18. Pegli

    PARK DURAZZO PALLAVICINI is an evocative landscaped and architectonic route where the water with its flow marks the wright cadences to the development of one teatrale weft. The Park of Villa Durazzo...

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  • 19. Football - Stadium

    Derbies between Sampdoria and Genoa are sure to be a thrilling story! This year (07/08) Genoa is finally back in Serie A again, and the first derby between them since 2002/03 was great! Unfortunately...

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  • 20. Galata, Museo del Mare

    It's the last Museum finally built to celebrate the year of Culture 2004. There had been many problems during the restoration of this old harbour building, a man also died in a partial crash; no one...

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  • 21. International Fairs

    New year for boat calendar starts on September and from september to February you can find a boat show almost in every week somewhere in Europe or US. Genoa boat show which is held on mid October is...

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  • 22. Western Riviera

    The Western Genoese district has been for 150 tears the industrial pole of the city and the ancient maritime and agricultural boroughs became lively industrial centres. Prà and Voltri still keeps thei...

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  • 24. Piazza Principe Station

    This is Genoa's main station and bits were in a mess and under repair during our visit. As it had turned cold on the day we left, we waited for our train in a...

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  • 25. Christopher Columbus Statue.

    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa in 1451. During his eventful life he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. He hoped to find a shorter route to India...

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