Choose your city break in Italy!

Discover Genoa, City of Art and Sea and some special offers for when you are there

Teatro Carlo Felice

Teatro Carlo Felice

Piazza de Ferrari

Piazza de Ferrari

The House of Christopher Columbus

The House of Christopher Columbus

The Doge's Palace 1

The Doge's Palace

Lion outside San Lorenzo Cathedral

Lion outside San Lorenzo Cathedral

Genoese Street Lamp

Genoese Street Lamp

Fruit and Vegetable Shop in the Caruggi

Fruit and Vegetable Shop in the Caruggi

Barber's Shop in the Caruggi

Barber's Shop in the Caruggi

Romulus and Remus in the Palazzo Rosso

Romulus and Remus in the Palazzo Rosso

The first floor garden between the Palazzo Bianco and the Palazzo Tursi

The first floor garden between the Palazzo Bianco and the Palazzo Tursi

Colonnades in Palazzo Tursi

Colonnades in Palazzo Tursi

Ceiling Detail in Via Garibaldi 12

Ceiling Detail in Via Garibaldi 12

The Gilded Room - Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino

The Gilded Room - Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino

Madonna and Child - Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino

Madonna and Child - Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino

The Street to Palazzo della Meridiana

The Street to Palazzo della Meridiana

Ceiling in Palazzo della Meridiana

Ceiling in Palazzo della Meridiana

St George slaying the Dragon - Door Frieze

St George slaying the Dragon - Door Frieze

Room in the Palazzo Spinola

Room in the Palazzo Spinola

Genoa is a city rich in art and history that must be discovered step by step, by entering its labyrinth of narrow alleys called the ‘caruggi’. Strolling through the “caruggi” you can discover the different aspects of the Genoese historical centre, which is one of the biggest in Europe. Medieval cloisters, Romanesque and Baroque churches, twenty-one historical shops recognized by the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage as preserving the city’s traditional high quality handicrafts and products and the Palazzi dei Rolli, the splendid palaces, that along with the Strade Nuove became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2006.

Genoa offers a rich and differentiated panorama of museums in settings that are often historical: the high quality of its artistic heritage is displayed in opulent Baroque buildings. Archeological treasures, natural history and extraordinary historical documents, along with artistic masterpieces evoke the past glory of the city and its famous artists: Columbus, Rubens, Van Dyck, Paganini.

From the center of Genoa, a visit to its museums leads to the East and to the West coast of the city, where there is a stunning landscape. Historical villas located in beautiful parks show off the historical villas immersed in elegant gardens with fountains and statues and botanical gardens. Don’t miss a visit to the Parks of Nervi, with its cliffs overlooking  to the sea.

Palazzo Ducale, which had been the residence of the Doge and seat of the Government of the Republic of Genoa, is today an important cultural meeting point for the city and hosts prestigious international exhibits. On display from September 20 to February 8 2015 Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera.

Genoa is City of the Sea; it is the largest port in Italy and among the most important in the Mediterranean.

Over the last twenty years the city has been renovated. Without a doubt, a real rebirth began when the area of the Porto Antico was restored to public use, thanks to the work of architect Renzo Piano who redesigned the area in 1992. At the Porto Antico there is the Aquarium of Genoa with its new Whale Tank, the Galata Museum of the Sea and the Nazario Sauro submarine; the Città dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi (the City of Children and Kids) with the De Amicis Library for children; the Biosphere and the panoramic Bigo elevator; the National Museum of the Antarctic; Dialogo nel Buio (Dialogue in the Dark); and the Luzzati Museum.

Genoa is a city to live in all year long: in the summer with music, concerts, live events in the area of the Porto Antico, in the center of the city or in the fishing villages near the sea still in town, visitors can swim and take advantage of the entertainment. In the winter, there are prestigious art exhibits, theatre seasons that take in traditional plays or opera, Christmas traditions, historical crèche scenes. In Spring and Fall, there are hiking trails even within city limits, boardwalks along the sea and paths in historical parks, also on the hills above the city, where there is an impressive system of fortresses.

And beyond the seasons, all year long Genoa offers tourists an exceptional cultural heritage displayed in its museums, historical palaces, monumental churches with multicolored marble, gold stucco and bright frescoes, in its suburban villas and the very famous Monumental Cemetery at Staglieno, a veritable outdoor museum with thousands of sculptures.

Moreover, Genoa has quick access to the main local tourist sites on the Riviera such as Portofino, the Cinque Terre, Sanremo and Alassio.

Discover Genoa, city of art and sea.

Take advantage of the promotional  offers and enjoy a wonderful holiday in an amazing city!
www.visitgenoa.it/en

Special offers

Genoa City Of Art

Experience Genova, City of Art:  the Old Town; the Musei di Strada Nuova, that represent a unique cultural institution for the quality and prestige of the offering; the 21 historic shops, recognized by the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage as preserving the city’s traditional high quality handicrafts and products  and the  Museo di Sant’ Agostino, a suggestive museum within the buildings of this medieval Augustinian monastery
Period: from June 1st to September 30th
Validity: every weekends (Saturday-Sunday)
Nights: 1
Price: from € 70 /person
The offer includes:
One night  in a hotel of category of your choice (3-4-5*)

The guided tour of the  historic centre and its mysteries and, on the same day, entrance to Musei di Strada Nuova, located in the prestigious via Garibaldi, Unesco World Heritage site.

The guided tour of the historic shops, in a path between traditional flavours and ancient crafts, following the maze of the caruggi (the characteristic narrow alleyways of Genoa)

The entrance to Museo di Sant’ Agostino, located in a medieval Augustinian monastery (XIII century). This museum houses  sculptures and removed Italian and Ligurian pieces of  frescos; alongside works by F.M. Schiaffino, Valerio Castello, Domenico Piola, Luca Cambiaso, F. Parodi, stand out masterpieces  by Giovanni Pisano and Pierre Puget.

Genoa City and Sea

Experience Genova, City of Sea: the panoramic views, the Aquarium of Genova, one of the biggest displays of biodiversity in Europe, with its new Whale Tank and the Città dei Bambini (the City of Children), the biggest structure in Italy dedicated to games, science and technology for children ages 2-12!
Period:  from June 1st to September 30th
Validity: every day of the week
Nights: 1
Price: from € 90 /person
The offer includes:
One night  in a hotel of category of your choice (3-4-5 *)
The entrance to the Aquarium of Genova, from 4pm

The entrance to the Città dei bambini e dei ragazzi (City of children and kids)
The entrance the the bathhouse San Nazzaro (sun bed and umbrella included) for the whole day

You can find all the information at www.visitgenoa.it/en

To read the Cultural Voyager review of Genoa click here…

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