Genoa, Italy Overview

Christopher Columbus hailed from Genoa "the Proud," which enjoys one of the most illustrious maritime histories in all of Italy. It also features the largest medieval city center in Europe as well as Renaissance palaces that once enthralled Rubens and Van Dyck. From here, you can take an excursion to Milan, Italy's vibrant epicenter of fashion, business and the arts, to feast your eyes on The Last Supper and tour the grand opera house of La Scala.

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Private Via Garibaldi and Rolli Palaces

This half day tour is the perfect introduction to the amazing city of Genova and its landmarks.Enjoy...

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Private Milan and Pavia Driver/Guide

Private Milan and Pavia Driver/GuidePlan your own schedule for a private tour of Milan and Pavia. Th...

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Tasting Cinque Terre

First we will head down to the marina and onto the terrace that overlooks the village. Here you’ll g...

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Private Genoa City Highlights

Private Genoa City HighlightsDeparting from the Port of Genoa, this daylong private tour takes you a...

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by Jas123

In Genoa, we took a ship organized shore excursion to Portofino which was excellent. First the bus took us to Santa Margherita, where we had some free time. Then, we took an enjoyable boat ride to Portofino. Here, we had plenty of time to explore and experience the picturesque area. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful.


by Anneli

Just love strolling around in Portofino and old town of Genova! ❤️ Also eating at Eataly with the view of "our" ship in the port! 🛳 Also have a small wineshop, which we like to pop into and by a bottle on the best recomendations! 🍷


by Elle133

This is the most convenient port. Free Wifi access at the port terminal. There's a tourist info desk, Tram/bus/metro right in front of the terminal. We bought "Genoa pass" for EUR4.50. Took bus 18 to Castelletto, took a lift up (included in the Genoa pass), for a birds eye view of the city. Then walked around the small pedestrian streets, and the Old Port before taking the metro back to the ship. I'm surprised MSC sells the Aquarium ticket for EUR22.90 (vs EUR26 at the Aquarium).

Visited: Dec 18, 2017

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