ANCIENT GENOA: PORT, HISTORIC CENTRE AND A NEW ROADWAY AMONGST WONDERS AND FLAVOURS

  • Port

    Savona

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR52.0

  • Duration in hours

    5

  • Shore excursion code

    2068

Description

Upon the discovery of the heart of the historic centre of Genoa, amongst its sumptuous buildings and flavours.



What we will see
  • Lanterna, Castelletto
  • Via Garibaldi, Palazzo Bianco, House of Columbus, Porta Soprana
  • Ducal Palace, Imperial Palace, Ancient Port, Via San Lorenzo, Porticoes of Sotto Ripa


What we will do
  • Taking a scenic route on the motorway along the coast of Riviera di Ponente, we will arrive in Genoa, glimpses of the sea and the Mediterranean scrubland included.
  • Skimming the port, we will admire Lanterna, which has always been a point of reference for seafarers, and we will continue, by coach, upon the discovery of the most interesting places within the city until we get to Castelletto, one of the oldest and aristocratic in Genoa which stands on the headland overlooking the historic centre.
  • From here one of the city's historic lifts will take us to the very centre, to the alleyways which Rubens described as "Europe's most beautiful roads": Via Garibaldi, better known as Strada Nuova. This pedestrian area includes some of Genoa's most sumptuous squares, built in the 1500s as residences for the most important noble families and which were restored to their original splendour for the occasion of "Genoa 2004".
  • At this stage, we will visit the Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Imperiale (exclusive entry for Costa Cruises) followed by a delicious tasting session.
  • From this elegant alleyway, we will go onto a part of the city which historically connected it to the sea, passing by Porta Soprana, the House of Columbus, Via San Lorenzo, the Ducal Palace and the Ancient Port.
  • During the free time available until the end of the tour, we can trace the ancient and characteristic Porticoes of Sotto Ripa.

What you need to know
  • The transfer to Genoa takes approximately 1 hour.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.