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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
From EUR124.00
 
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
 
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

Genova by Funiculars Tips (4)

Genova by Funiculars

There are 3 different funicular systems in genova and wisitors should take them to reach the secret beauties of the city.
The list of Funiculars;
1.Genova/Righi
2.Genova/Sant'Anna
3.Granarolo

The operator:AMT Genova

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hokomoko
Jun 29, 2004

Going up (and down) in Genoa.

Genoa Public Transport

There are several funiculars (and lifts) in Genoa. The only one I have used is the one from Largo Zecca ( near Via Garibaldi with all the beautiful villas) up to Righi.
It takes about 20 minutes, is a thrill in itself, and up top there is a fabulous view, at least one cafe, and a castle that is apparently worth the ten minute walk.
It is part of the city transport system so just use your bus ticket that you can buy at a newsagent. Or there is a machine in the foyer.
I was staying with someone in Madonetta half way up and I didn't realise that you have to press the button on the platform to ask for it to stop if you are at an intermediate station.
Well, one day, the inevitable happened. There was a soccer match on and everyone was at home watching it. I was the only one on the platform. I could hear the sudden roars emenating up from the city as Italy either got a goal or didn't get a goal. I could hear the funicular coming flat strap. And around the corner it came with the driver and the conductor in the cab glued to a transistor radio, and the game. When they saw me they waved their hands in alarm but could not stop and I slowly realised what I had done wrong. There was the button on the pole I should have pushed.
Next time I go to Genoa I will seek out all the other ways of going up and down. My home town of Wellington, NZ, has a cable car and I still feel the childish thrill of being hauled up a hill on a rope.
I have heard the lifts are spectacular too.
PS Validate your ticket on the funicular.

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craic
Jul 31, 2009

Funiculars

Genoa has three funicular railways that one up the steep slopes that encircle the city. The first is the Sant'Anna which runs from Piazza Portello - Corso Magenta covering a length of 357m. It costs € 1,00 per journey. The second is the Zecca-Righi which runs from Largo della Zecca to the different quarters located all along the slope of the Righi hill passing through a few stations on the way. Again it costs € 1,00. The third is actually a rack railway and runs from Piazza del Principe to Granarolo.

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Willettsworld
Sep 21, 2005

Funiculars

Take any of the funiculars to enjoy a great view of the city. If you go to Righi you can also walk around some of the parks and see some old Linguaran castles.

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Nov 02, 2006
 
 
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Christopher Columbus Statue

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Via San Lorenzo and the cathedral

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