Join this private 3-hour walking tour of the historical center of Genoa, a Unesco heritage site, with its characteristic port, symbol of the identity of the ancient Maritime Republic, today a dynamic city of great historical and cultural interest.
Wonderful city full of history and hidden treasures declared a Unesco Heritage that you can discover by visiting Genoa privately on a 3-hour guided walking tour. You will learn from your private guide that the strategic position of Genoa has made it a crossroads of peoples and traditions creating a very peculiar culture.
Walk through the historic center of Genoa
The regione of Liguria is a land rich in natural beauties, and it offers a wide variety of landscapes that harmoniously goes from the sea to the mountains. The capital of Liguria, the city of Genoa, is the main touristic destination in the region. This port city combines different sceneries - perfectly integrated - and offers a wide range of opportunities for those who choose to visit this area and spend a holiday here.
You will meet your private professional guide in the city centre, at the train station or directly at your centrally located hotel, to start this pleasant 3-hour walking tour through the city centre. The historic centre of Genoa is one of the most extended medieval historic centre of Europe and is the most densely populated. It is a maze of alleys (called "caruggi") that unexpectedly end up in small squares, that, as well as the churches that dominate them, belonged to important noble families.
Admire the noble residences in the city centre
In these narrow spaces, between the hills and the sea, the pride of rich merchants and of noble Genoese was expressed by building splendid residences, like Palazzo Spinola and Palazzo Ducale. Strolling aroud the center you may appreciate the medieval wall and the Gothic galleries that today have been transformed into trendy clubs. You will be free to ask your guide anything you might want to know about Genoa and its history and culture.
In Genoa, mild climate and position between the sea and the Apennines favor a rich and varied flora. In the city parks and gardens of historic villas, olive trees and vines coexist with flowers and aromatic herbs. . Wonderful villas with park to visit are found both in the city center, in the suburbs, from the Parks of Nervi to Villa Pallavicino in Pegli and Villa Duchessa di Galliera in Voltri.
Discover the history of the ancient Port area
Keep walking through the city centrer, you can also stop in one of the local bottegas and shops, perhaps to taste the famous "focaccia", typical of Genoa and Liguria. In the historic heart of Genoa, the ancient port is one of the major attractions for tourists, with its characteristic and innovative feature: the area has been revisited by Renzo Piano, becoming a pedestrian area with museums and play areas, the Porto Antico area houses the largest Aquarium of Europe.
Panoramic terraces and ancient fishermen villages, small beaches and cliffs, beach resorts and glimpse caught between the walls of a building and a church, the Porto Antico and the promenade designed at the beginning of the 20th century. Genoa and the sea have a strong but peculiar bond. The sea is always present in the history of the city and in the background, but if you want to touch the water in the city centre you will have to uncover small passages and almost secret beaches, like Santa Chiara.
Other eXPeriences in Genoa
Live a peculiar eXPerience in Genoa, with a private tour followed by a cooking class to make pesto. If you are arriving in Genoa Airport, book the private transfer from the airport to the city centre.