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 Captivating Cinque Terre

Explore the breath-taking region of Cinque Terre and its captivating coastline when you embark on th...

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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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Private Walking in Genoa

The excitement begins as your local guide takes you on a panoramic drive around Genova, a prominent...

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Genoa City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus

Genoa City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off BusCity of sailors, maritime Republic and home of Christopher...

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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 Andypboro

Absolutely fantastic ship. Nothing to complain about.... ok there was one thing. No kettles in cabin but all jokes aside I would get one again in a heart beat. Normally on P&O but MSC would be my new company of choice


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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