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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

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Some stones

There is some monument in Porto Antico, made in a form of raw block of stone with calligraphic inscriptions over it. I couldn't find any information regarding it so in case somebody knows what it is please let me know. Thanks.

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croisbeauty
May 27, 2012

the habour area

The port of Genoa is the No.1 in Northern Italy.. more of industrial speaking.. the Habour area is a lovely place to spend sometime on a sunny afternoon.. be aware of Italian shops are normally closed in afternoon, from 1 to 3 o'clock. We found it was so in the old town area.. all the shops were shut down... except for some cafes or restaurants.. It was nice to spend these hours instead to hang around in the habour area .. nice view of the sea and hillside backwards...

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sylina
Feb 08, 2009

il bigo e la piazza delle...

il bigo e la piazza delle feste


This strange structure in the Old Harbour, full of tentacles, is called il bigo - and sorry, I haven't got a clue of what it is - in italian or english. Piazza delle feste is a square where fairs are held. The architect of this, says the usual informer, is Renzo Piano

photo: bigo, piazza and harbour

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call_me_rhia
Aug 26, 2002

While in genoa it could be a...

While in genoa it could be a good idea to go for a boat trip. You can choose the harbour, a round trip genoa, camogli, s.fruttuoso (look at the picture) & portofino or a longer one (genoa, camogli, s.fruttuoso, portofino & cinqueterre) but I suggest to spare a whole day for the cinqueterre.
http://www.battellierigenova.it/

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utttz
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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whale(and dolphin) watching.....

whale(and dolphin) watching.. nothing comparing to what you an see in other oceanic location, but after italy and france agreed on the 'wales sanctuary' it's much more common to see whales and dolphins in the ligurian sea... time is going back till 20 years ago when it was pretty common to meet dolphins..

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utttz
Aug 24, 2002

Go on a superb Cruise!

Sometimes, cities are lucky enough to reinvent themselves. Genoa, given short shrift in travel guides 20 years ago, has undergone a striking renaissance since 1992, when it hosted an international expo to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the discovery of the New World.

Nowhere is that benefit more evident than at Porto Antico, the old port close to the marine terminal, where many of today's cruise ships now dock. What once was a seedy waterfront on Northern Italy's Mediterranean is now a charming blend of old and new structures, featuring cafes, shops, a movie complex, a maritime museum, a spectacular play and cultural center for kids and, most importantly, the largest aquarium in Europe.

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draguza
Jun 22, 2010

360° panorama images from the harbour

Working in the harbour and beeing a photographer I occasionally take 360° panorama pictures inside the commercial ports from yachts and various ships. Since it's quite difficult for tourists to get, for example, on top of the crane of a containership, you can browse these panoramic pictures on our website www.panoviews.com (since they are working fullscreen in quicktime).

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Jun 27, 2005
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"My hometown, my favourite town!"
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"GENOA - THE CITY OF BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES"
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"Genova again"
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"Genua -to visit Chiara,Paolo & eventually Columbus"
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Washing lines

To me there is just something extremely attractive about washing-lines in warm overseas places. They make a picturesque place look real and lived in while adding even more colour to it than exists...
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Alleyways

Not all of Genoa is palatial, however. Leading off each of the broad, fancy main streets are lots of narrow alleyways which add an air of danger to your explorations. They all looked pretty intriguing...
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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 to trade for spices, but instead he...
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Via Garibaldi

The Via Garibaldi was a wonderful, colourful street containing several palaces: the Palazzo Bianca, the Palazzo Rosso and the Palazzo Tursi. I'm not even sure if we were able to go in their courtyards...
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Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

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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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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