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Genoa Walking tour: Discover Hidden Treasures and Street Food
"Join this super visit of the city of Genoa through more than 1000 years of history bars and food stalls. You'll walk through the small street of the biggest European Historical Center the shopping streets the antiques shops and the stunning palaces of the Genoese Healthy merchants of the 15th 16th and 17th centuries. A few stops will be made to get refreshments in small old and original bars and also to eat the phenomenal real focaccia that has been invented in this city
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Private Genova and Albissola Marina Shore Excursion from Savona Port
"Meet your private guide and driver at the Savona port after disembarking your cruise ship and make the scenic coastal drive to Genoa. Start your shore excursion with a stop at the panoramic terrace of Castelletto with views over the historical city center and the lighthouse considered to be the symbol of Genoa.Stroll with your guide along the waterfront a delightful mix of medieval streets and ancient stone walls and view the second largest aquarium in Europe. Then take a personalized walking tour of the old town starting at the House of Christopher Columbus (Casa di Cristoforo Colombo) near the medieval gate of Porta Soprana not far from Porto Antico.From here
From EUR141.00
 
Private Genova and Albissola Marina Shore Excursion from Savona Port
"Meet your private guide and driver at the Savona port after disembarking your cruise ship and make the scenic coastal drive to Genoa. Start your shore excursion with a stop at the panoramic terrace of Castelletto with views over the historical city center and the lighthouse considered to be the symbol of Genoa.Stroll with your guide along the waterfront a delightful mix of medieval streets and ancient stone walls and view the second largest aquarium in Europe. Then take a personalized walking tour of the old town starting at the House of Christopher Columbus (Casa di Cristoforo Colombo) near the medieval gate of Porta Soprana not far from Porto Antico.From here
From EUR141.00

More Local Customs in Genoa

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Vespa rules

Italy is home of vespa, sort of motorcycle designed exclusevely for city driving. It is very popular among young people, especially among students. Central parts of Italian cities were built mainly in...
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Palazzi dei Rolli

The Republic of Genoa had important role between 16th and 17th century, it was one of the most powerful state in the Mediterraneans. The city of Genoa was a center of traffics, courts and embassies...
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Capire il dialetto Genovese..., non e mica facile

I am very proud on my Italian, which I speak very good, but sometimes it's almost useless. Certain local dialects of Italy, and Genovese is among them, cannot be understand unless one is spending a...
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Genovese Kiosks

All I can say is, my compliments to the city authorities of Genova who really do care for their town. The kiosks aren't that uniformed, except for the dark green colour over its construction, there...
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Paint the house and make it different - Sotoripa

This goes along with my previous review, need just a bit of phantasy in order to make two of the same styled building looking differently. If am watching the new quarters of the towns, those built...
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Adorned house's walls and corners

When strolling inside the new built quarters of the towns, no matter if Genoa, Nairobi, Madrid, Berlin.... etc, all we see are naked walls of impersonal houses wich all look alike. Nameless places...
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ENJOY A CUP OF COFFEE!

Coffee, and in Genoa, and anywhere in Italy, expect it to be strong! Too strong for me, so I ask for half strength, or some hot water, you may need to remember this.Walking is the way to go in Genoa,...
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Dalla terra alla tavola

"Dalla terra alla tavola", mmmm, it sounds so good among all those GMO, Mcdolanlds, fast this and that food. I can't imagine how could "Mcmerda" food be enjoyable to anybody. Who was that Mcdonalds,...
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Book shops

It seems that local Genovese people love to read alot, have noticed many book shops and stands around. People do stop checking the books with attention and it doesn't give impression they do it for...
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Il Bigo

Il Bigo is cylindrical cabin (a part of EXPO construction) lifted on a crane up to 200 metres and giving splendid views over the city and the Porto Antico. Unfortunatelly I haven't experienced it...
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Salita di Santa Brigida

Since Genoa lies on the hills, many of its streets are actually "slopes": this is the case of Saint Brigid slope.The archivolt you see in the photo has an aedicule with the statue of this Saint. The...
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Monument to Christopher Columbus

This monument located few metres far from the entrance/exit of the Piazza Principe railway station commemorates Genova's most known citizen: Cristoforo Colombo (I know that other cities and countries...
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Salone Nautico di Genova

Genoa is still a sea power. It's port is one of the most important commercial ports of the Mediterranean sea. Another important activity related to the sea is Genoa's Salone Nautico, one of the...
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What a lot of keen people!

I wandered into the Palazzo Ducale Square one morning and golly! Big queue of very keen people. No idea what gave.I asked Utttz and as near as I could understand there is this statue called the Christ...
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Top Hotels in Genoa

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Via Corsica, 4, Genoa, Italian Riviera, 16128, Italy
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Via Arsenale di Terra 5, Genoa, 16126, Italy
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Piazza Fontane Marose, Genoa, Italian Riviera, 16123, Italy
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Via X X Settembre 35, Genoa, Italian Riviera, 16121, Italy
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Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genova, GE 16129
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Via Balbi 155/r, Genoa, 16126, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Genoa

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Via San Lorenzo and the cathedral

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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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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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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Acquario di Genova

I don't feel like suggesting a visit to the Genoa Aquarium, I have been really disappointed by the way animals are kept and by the Aquarium organisation. Our visit was during the Christmas holidays,...
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Porta Soprana and Columbus House

This is by Porta Soprana and the 1300s or 1400s building has inevitably been rebuilt many times, It is claimed that Christopher Columbus was born here, a contentious claim which is porbably now going...
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Porto Antico and Palazzo S.Giorgio

Porto Vecchio (Old Harbour) is the oldest part of the city, and gathers lots of actractions, including the well-known Aquarium. It is high likely you'll visit this area without really noticing it. I...
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"My hometown, my favourite town!"
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"GENOA - THE CITY OF BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES"
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croisbeauty

"Genova again"
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"Genua -to visit Chiara,Paolo & eventually Columbus"
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"pollon's new Genoa Page"
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