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Private Walking Tour discovering the Ancient Trades of Genoa

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  • 7 hr

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.

Itinerary Details

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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