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Genoa sightseeing walking tour with a Local through Caruggi and Rolli Palaces

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A local guide will accompany you on a half day walking tour in the city of Genoa to get a first overview of the city! You will meet your guide in the ancient port and start your tour in the biggest historical centre in Europe. The centre of Genoa is characterised by typical alleyways, called Caruggi, that will bring you to your main attractions and where you can shop in the tiny boutiques and try typical cuisine in the restaurants. The first stop will be the San Lorenzo cathedral, which you can visit the marvellous inside; then walking along Via Garibaldi you will see the Rolli Palaces, where the street is closed to traffic and you can enjoy calmly. At the end of the street you will reach Piazza de Ferrari, the main square of Genoa, surrounded by four buildings with a wide-ranging style. The last stop will be the terrace of Spianata Castelletto, with a stunning view of the city with the sea in the background! Catch the essence of Genoa in this quick but intense tour!

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Old Port

Genoa, city of sailors, artists and poets, is called La Superba (The Proud One) and it is one of the most fascinating cities in Italy. The ancient port has been the fulcrum that allowed Genoa to affirm itself as a central hub for trade - The Dominant of the Seas. Whether you're in Genoa just for a few hours or you're stopping for few days, this is the perfect tour to get a quick overview of the city and find out what is worth exploring further during your stay.

Pass By: Caruggi Genoa

On a two and a half hour walking tour in small groups of at least 15 people, you will get through the beauties of Genoa led by a local guide. Stop at the main highlights of the city, like the Porto Antico - the Ancient Port, where there is the famous Aquarium and get lost through the Caruggi, the narrow alleys of the historical centre!

Stop At: Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

Admire the medieval façade of San Lorenzo Cathedral and continue along the centre to reach Via Garibaldi with its unique palaces, called the Rolli, an ensemble of Baroque and Renaissance buildings, and evidence of the flourishing historical period that the city lived between the 16th and 17th centuries.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Palazzi dei Rolli

Recently, more than forty have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list and sometimes are open to public.

Pass By: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

Stroll down Piazza Garibaldi, a completely pedestrian street!

Pass By: Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

Walking along Via Garibaldi, you reach Piazza De Ferrari, main square of Genoa, where you can see the bronze fountain, the historical Dodge’s Palace and the Carlo Felice theatre.

Stop At: Spianata Castelletto

Spianata Castelletto is a spectacular terrace in Genoa, that will give you a 360º view of the city from above. Reach the terrace by lift, and enjoy the relaxing view!

Duration: 30 minutes