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Private Walking Tour discovering the Ancient Trades of Genoa

This thematic visit will lead you to the
discovery of the history and traditions of Genoa among unforgettable colors, flavors and scents.
Your guide will take you to the large historic center: Piazza De Ferrari,
Doge’s Palace, Carlo Felice Opera Theatre, Columbus' House (exterior), Porta Soprana and the splendid San Lorenzo Cathedral. We will visit Strada Nuova, which is now called Via Garibaldi, and after crossing the suggestive "caruggi" of the historical center, we will arrive in Piazza Banchi and the Porto Antico area. Free lunch.
In the afternoon visit of some historical shops of the historical center
of the old "Zena" (Genoa, in Genoese dialect), where you will discover Genoese craftsmanship and food and wine delicacies with tasting of typical sweets.
The visit will end at the "Mercato Orientale", a market in Via XX Settembre where you will walk between the market stalls full of local products and spices.

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7 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Full day guided tour with a certified and qualified guide.
    • Tasting of typical local sweets.
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Ducale
    • Entry/Admission - Teatro Carlo Felice
    • Entry/Admission - La Casa di Colombo
    • Entry/Admission - Torri di Porta Soprana
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, 16123, Genoa Italy

    Thanks to the guide, the clients will admire the splendid Piazza De Ferrari located in the heart of the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 9, 16123, Genoa Italy

    Visit of Palazzo Ducal form the outside. This is one of the main historic building and museums in Genoa.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Teatro Carlo Felice, Passo Eugenio Montale 4, 16121, Genoa Italy

    Visit of Teatro Carlo Felice from the outside. This is the main Genoese theatre and of the most important in Italy.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Casa di Colombo, Via di Porta Soprana, 16121, Genoa Italy

    Visit of Columbus' house form the outside. This is where Cristopher Columbus lived when he was young.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Torri di Porta Soprana, Ravecca47n, Genoa Italy

    Visit of Porta Soprana from the outside. This was of the main entrances to the city during XII century.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, Piazza san lorenzo Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123, Genoa Italy

    Depending on Mass hours, visit inside San Lorenzo Cathedral, a very famous building where you will find St. Baptiste ashes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, West from Piazza Fontane Marose Maddalena, Genoa Italy

    Visit of the famous Strada Nuova, today known as Via Garibaldi (UNESCO) with some of the most beautiful Renaissance residences built by rich merchants and bankers in the 16th century. Visit of some courtyards to admire frescoes and fountains.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Banchi, Genoa Italy

    Visit of the square, once an ancient wheat market.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Old Port, Calata Molo Vecchio 15 Magazzini del Cotone, Modulo 5, 16128, Genoa Italy

    Visit of Porto Antico Area, the most tourist destination of the city, which Palazzo San Giorgio (one of the oldest financial institution in the world and today seat of the port authority), the famous Aquarium of Genoa, the architectural structure called Bigo and the sea museum Galata - Museo del mare (museum entries tickets are not included).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Centro storico di Genova, 16124 Genova GE, Italy

    In the afternoon pleasant walk to discover some of the historical shops of the old town of "Zena" (“Genoa” in Genoese dialect) between handcrafts and enogastronomic delicacies. Relaxing stop to taste typical sweets in one of the shops in the old town.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: MOG Mercato Orientale, Via XX Settembre, 75, 16124 Genova GE, Italy

    Visit of the Mercato Orientale (Eastern Market) in Via XX Settembre, the main street.
    Here, accompanied by the suggestive story narrated by the guide, you will be able to walk among the market stalls and taste the colors, flavors and fragrances of local products and spices. Then, you can go up to the raised floor of the market, the recently renovated MOG (Mercato Orientale Genova), which has become a charming square of taste in the heart of Genoa.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Piazza De Ferrari, Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari, 16121 Genova GE, Italy
    2: Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    MOG Mercato Orientale, Via XX Settembre, 75, 16124 Genova GE, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Tour Liguria by Volver T.O.

Activity ID: V-266518P13

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