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Piazza de Ferrari Tours

Piazza de Ferrari
Piazza de Ferrari is the expansive main square in Genoa, separating the historic district from the modern city center. Its large fountain is the square’s centerpiece and a central meeting point for tourists and locals alike. The piazza is named for Raffaele de Ferrari, who donated a lot of money to help expand Genoa’s port in the 1800s.

The Basics
Piazza de Ferrari is a bustling area featuring many important buildings such as the Palazzo Ducale, once the Palace of the Doge of Genoa and now used as a cultural center; the neoclassical opera house of Genoa, Teatro Carlo Felice; and the old stock exchange building. You can walk to the piazza and stroll around on your own, or book a city sightseeing tour or hop-on hop-off bus tour to explore Piazza de Ferrari and other Genoese landmarks.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The piazza is a must-visit for first-time visitors to Genoa, especially those who love architecture.
  • There is little shade in the piazza, so bring sun protection if you plan to visit during the day.
  • The streets in and around the piazza are cobblestone and uneven, so wear comfortable shoes to walk around. 
  • Strollers and wheelchairs may have some trouble navigating the bumpy piazza.

How to Get There
Piazza de Ferrari is located in the heart of Genoa, in the Molo neighborhood. It’s an easy walk from the historic city center and the Old Port. Alternatively, take the metro to the De Ferrari stop; a number of city buses also stop in the main square.

When to Get There
As Piazza de Ferrari is Genoa’s main square, it is always bustling. The piazza hosts many events throughout the year, including the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and the Genoa City Festival. The best times to visit Genoa are between May and September, when the weather is warm and relatively dry.

Palazzo Ducale
One of the piazza’s most significant structures is the Palazzo Ducale, the grand mansion of the former Doge of Genoa. The large palace was built in 1298 and is filled with sculptures, frescoes, and marble columns—flaunting the wealth of Genoa during its peak maritime trade. The palace is also home to La Grimaldina, or the People’s Tower, which served as a jail for political prisoners and commoners.
Address: Piazza de Ferrari, Genoa, Italy
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See all the highlights of the beautiful coastal city of Genoa with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket good for 48 hours. Enjoy great views of the city from the open-air top of a double-decker bus as you listen to commentary about the city and what you’re seeing. Get on at any of the 8 stops, and hop off any time you want to explore one of the nearby attractions. It’s the perfect way to get to know Genoa.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.01
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$18.01

Segway Tour Caruggi

Segway Tour Caruggi

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Explore the city of Genoa with ease on a Segway during this small-group sightseeing tour. Learn about the importance of this historic port city as you zoom around historic landmarks including the Old Port district, the UNESCO-listed Caruggi area, and the Ducal Palace. End your tour with a relaxed walk along the seafront in the Porto Antico. All necessary equipment is provided and no previous Segway experience is necessary.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.88
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Genoa Private Walking Tour with Ride up to the

Genoa Private Walking Tour with Ride up to the "360 ° city view Balcony" by Lift

Do you want to spend a few hours with your family in Genoa being guided by local? This tour is perfect for you! Meet your guide at the port of Genoa and start your journey through the tiny alleyways of the historical center called "Caruggi" in Ligurian dialect. Pass by Piazza Banchi and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black and white striped facade. Continue your way through Via Garibaldi where you can admire at the Rolli Palaces, a series of royal palaces that were assigned to the noble families that would embellish them in the best way. Rolli contain true works of architecture! Finally arrive at Piazza De Ferrari where you can admire the Ducal Palace (the residence of the Doge), the Carlo Felice Opera House, and the remains of the house of Christopher Columbus. End the tour on Spanata Castelletto where you can marvel at Genoa's beauties from above and discover its true essence!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$191.70
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Genoa Street Food Tour with Local Guide through Caruggi of Historical Centre

Genoa Street Food Tour with Local Guide through Caruggi of Historical Centre

If you want to live a unique experience in Genoa, you cannot miss this tour! In 2 hours you will get to see the main highlights of Genoa while eating typical dishes on the go. With the company of a local guide you will start the tour from the Old Port of Genoa and you will go into the heart of the city, the historical centre. While walking along the alleys, crossing the main squares, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari, and marvelling at Genoa’s architecture, you will try typical dishes on the go. Learn how to make fresh Basil Pesto and try some on a piece of bread. Try some freshly fried seafood, typical of cities by the sea. Taste some delicious Focaccia, typical flat bread that will be available in three different flavours: olive oil, onions and olives. Try all three of them! End the tour with sweet treats: Gelato and Canestrelli, that are typical Ligurian cookies. Share your love for food with fellow foodies like you, while enjoying some culture, history and architecture!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Genoa City Center Walking Tour with Rolli's Street & Panoramic Balcony City View

Genoa City Center Walking Tour with Rolli's Street & Panoramic Balcony City View

Genoa is one of the most beautiful cities of Italy, which offer a rich history, a strong culture and of course the sea. The historical centre of Genoa is one of the largest ones in Europe, so do not miss the opportunity to visit this marvellous city! You will meet your local guide at the Old Port and from here your journey will start. Walk along the typical alleys of the city, where you can find numerous cafés, restaurants and boutiques. Walk across the beautiful squares of Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari. Pass by the stunning Rolli Palaces, UNESCO World Heritage. Next reach Cristopher Columbus' House, where you can see the three caravels designed with flowerbeds in the gardens nearby. Finally end the tour in Spianata Castelletto, a spectacular terrace with a full view of Genoa. In 2 and a half hours you will truly immerse yourself in the culture, architecture and history of Genoa!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Genoa Private Walking Tour with Local Guide including Ride on Panoramic Lift

Genoa Private Walking Tour with Local Guide including Ride on Panoramic Lift

Thanks to this tour you can explore the main highlights of Genoa in just 2 and a half hours with a local guide. Thanks to the knowledge of your guide, you will get to learn all about the history and curiosities of this beautiful city. Meet your guide at the Old Port and lose yourself in the maze of alleys that represent Genoa. The alleys in Ligurian dialect are called Caruggi and will take in every part of the city. Reach the main squares, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari and pass by the most important street Via Garibaldi. This street houses the former residences of wealthy people, the Rolli Palaces, that are today part of the World Heritage of UNESCO. Best for last, you will get the lift up to Spianata Castelletto, that is a terrace that overlooks Genoa. From here you can have a 360º view of the city from above. Explore the beauty and the hidden gems of this city with your family, loved one or friends in this private tour of Genoa!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$191.70
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$191.70
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Historical Genoa

Historical Genoa

Genoa, the capital of Liguria in Italy, is full of historic buildings, beautiful parks and magnificent palaces. Your tour begins in the city's historic port area, before moving into the heart of Genoa, which is laid out in a maze of squares and alleys. The architecture is primarily medieval and the main square is Piazza de Ferrari - from here, you can appreciate the unique design of the city. The city of Genoa really is magical and with so many sites to visit, your day is sure to be interesting and exciting, providing memories which will last a lifetime.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.67
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Genoa Street Food Tour with Local Foodie Guide

Genoa Street Food Tour with Local Foodie Guide

Street food is ready-to-eat food made with local traditional dishes and sold in the streets to take with you on the go. Genoa is the perfect place to enjoy street food, for its delicious dishes that easily made to take with you while visiting the city centre. Meeting your local guide in the port area of Genoa, start your culinary journey in the historical centre. Get lost in the maze of alleys, called Caruggi, while savouring 3 different flavours of delicious Focaccia, typical flat bread flavoured with oil, onion or olives. Enjoy how the typical Basil Pesto is made and try some of it freshly made in front of you! Next, walk by the main squares of Genoa, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari while eating some freshly fried seafood, an authentic delicacy you can find in cities by the sea. End your culinary journey with two sweet treats Gelato and typical Canestrelli, literally “little baskets”, sweet cookies that originated in the Ligurian area. Are you hungry yet?
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$75.85
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Genoa Traditional Street Food and City Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

Genoa Traditional Street Food and City Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

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Do not miss the opportunity to marvel at the highlights of the historical centre of Genoa, while savouring the delicacies of the Ligurian cuisine and while listening to the stories that your local guide will tell you of the city. The Street Food tour of Genoa is a unique experience that will let you try the main dishes of Genoa on the go! You will meet your local guide at the Old Port of Genoa, and from here you will start you multi-sensorial experience. Enjoy some freshly fried seafood, typical of cities by the sea. Then follow the scent of basil to your next stop, where you will see how pesto is made a try some freshly made! Walk across the main squares of Genoa, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari and enjoy some typical flat bread, flavoured with oil, onions or olives. If you have a sweet tooth, this is your moment! Enjoy some Italian Gelato and a traditional Ligurian cookie called Canestrelli, in English “little baskets”. This experience will involve all five your senses!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$71.39
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$71.39
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Old Port bike Tour

Old Port bike Tour

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Hop on a bicycle and explore Genoa’s historic centre with us. You will encounter an urban city towards Art and Architecture, from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. It has never been so easy and fun to discover Genoa by bike, so don't miss the opportunity and visit us. Bring your own camera to record everything. We will stop in a few important sites, very appreciated and visited by those who love sightseeing and breathtaking canvas. This tour was developed especially for those who cannot abandon a bicycle and really want to take a different and unique tour throughout Genoa’s downtown.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Genoa sightseeing walking tour with a Local through Caruggi and Rolli Palaces

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

A great choice for first-time visitors and travelers who are short on time, this tour visits a handful of the city’s main highlights. Visit the San Lorenzo Cathedral and walk along Via Garibaldi, the site of 42 impressive palaces built between the 16th and 18th centuries by powerful Genoese families. You’ll also visit  Piazza de Ferrari, the main square, and Spianata Castelletto, a scenic viewpoint with 360-degree views of the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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do it like a local! afternoon tour from the mountains to the sea by e-bike

do it like a local! afternoon tour from the mountains to the sea by e-bike

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Ride the city on your e-bike, together we will live a tour to discover all the secrets of Genoa and to admire its beauties. From the hills to the sea for a bike ride that embraces all the facets of the Superba: the hills with breathtaking views, the historic center and its beauties, the Ligurian sea and its splendid coast.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$37.65
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Genoa vegan food tour

Genoa vegan food tour

The first vegan tour in Genoa! More and more people are vegan nowadays, but do you know that most of our grandmothers' delicacies are vegan? During this walking tour, you will taste traditional vegan finger food, such as focaccia, farinata and much more. Meanwhile you will find out where to buy vegan products, or where to enjoy a good vegan lunch or dinner. You’ll also learn the unique history of the ancient Sea Republic along the way, discovering the Old Port, the maze of typical narrow alleyways, the Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and the main square. This tour will make your mouth water! Guided walking tour with a vegan licensed local guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$210.11
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$210.11
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Genoa City Center Semi-Private Tour with San Lorenzo Cathedral & Rolli's Street

Genoa City Center Semi-Private Tour with San Lorenzo Cathedral & Rolli's Street

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Without a doubt, Genoa is one of the most charming and historically significant cities in Italy. The city 's unique blend of history and culture has long drawn visitors from all over the world. Its historical center is the largest of any European city, demonstrating Genoa's historical significance as an economic powerhouse. For two and half hours, you will be exploring the wonders of the city, led by an expert local guide. You will be weaving your way through the alley in the historical center, be enthralled by the Gothic-Romanesque style San Lorenzo Cathedral, which you can visit; and then view the incredible "Rolli" Palaces on Via Garibaldi; a real demonstration of Renaissance style. Christopher Columbus' home will stop at the main square. At the end of the tour you will go to the Castelletto esplanade and have a 360º view of the city from above. A unique ending to the tour!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$76.59
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$76.59
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Good Morning rider: discovering the town by bike

Good Morning rider: discovering the town by bike

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A tour especially designed for those whom can't stop cycling. After a guided tour of the city center and a taste of our flavors you will be free to discover the town by yourself having the bike to ride until 7.00 pm. Chose your favourite bike or e-bike and unveal the beauty of "La Superba"
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.88
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Discover Genoa with the electric bike

Discover Genoa with the electric bike

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Discovering Genoa with the Ebike is the best solution to visit the historic center. A unique experience suitable for everyone
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  • 3 hours
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$97.36
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Genoa tour by taxi and on foot

Genoa tour by taxi and on foot

A local tour guide, lover of his land, will explain to you every aspect of life and history of the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$310.30
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Segway Tour Via Del Campo

Segway Tour Via Del Campo

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Discover Europe's largest medieval historic center, with the amazing Segway, in an hour ! Let our staff accompany you on a unique adventure, crossing the ancients alleys, visiting the most important places and the most significant monuments, in complete safety and practicality. The best way to get a complete overview of the whole Genoese center, in a short time.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.37
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Finance and Nobility: Explore medieval Genoa on an audio walking tour

Finance and Nobility: Explore medieval Genoa on an audio walking tour

If you like the unexpected then follow the thread of this walking tour through the labyrinth of Genoa’s alleys in the city's historic centre. You'll discover breathtaking works of art behind almost every corner, along with other places where beauty is a carefully guarded secret. You'll see the main highlights in the city including UNESCO heritage sites, through the eyes of Antonella Cama, a local who loves to share not only the popular but also the authentic and believes that a tour must be more than dates and figures: She'll take you by the hand into "her" Genova! Some of the highlights from this self-guided GPS audio tour include: • Stories of the inhabitants of the opulent medieval residences • The interiors of Genoa’s richest church • Hear about the first football club in Italy • A historical confectionery shop • Find out why a 17th-century fountain is inside a department store • Take in the splendour of the fountain in the Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.00
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$5.00

Wonderful walking tour discovering Genova

Wonderful walking tour discovering Genova

• Get the best of Genova in a 2h walking tour and discover the "top things to see" • Listen to the history, curiosities and how locals live here with a Genoese wonderful certified guide, in your language • Don't get lost in the widest historical center in Europe but be guided discovering the maritime and noble soul of the Superb of Mediterranean
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  • 2 hours
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$84.04
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$84.04
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Genoa Highlights Private Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Genoa Highlights Private Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Genoa has historically been on the forefront of commerce, art, trade, music and cuisine. Nicknamed “La Superba” or the ‘proud one’, in Genoa you can expect to have your senses enthralled as you set off to explore Genoa on a private guided tour of the city. On this tour you’ll get a local’s glimpse at the historical mecca of narrow streets, whimsical charm, and majestic buildings. Your tour begins at Genoa’s thriving seaport as you make your way to St. Lawrence Cathedral, dated back to the 6th century and a structural mix of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque and Renaissance architectural styles. You’ll head to Piazza de Ferrari, the Opera House, the Palace of Doges and the Academy of Fine Arts. If that itinerary isn’t enough excitement, you’ll also have the opportunity to pass by the iconic Piazza San Matteo and your tour ends in Via Garibaldi.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$264.13
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$264.13
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Best of Genoa private walking tour

Best of Genoa private walking tour

Genoa is one of the most charming and beautiful cities in Italy. Art, food, and beautiful streets make it a must-see destination if you are in Italy! Its historical center is the largest in Europe and you will enjoy seeing the ancient and renaissance buildings, which display the virtue of the history of this city. Meet your guide at Genoa Cruise Ship Port or in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will take you to the oldest part of the historic center of Genoa. You will see all main sights: Via Garibaldi, De Ferrari Square, Columbus’ house, and the medieval alleyways between the cathedral and the old port. In the end, your guide will leave you in one of the restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine or accompany you on your way back to your hotel or port.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$334.00
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$334.00
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Full-Day private tour of Portofino and Genoa

Full-Day private tour of Portofino and Genoa

Portofino is an exclusive and elegant tourist resort visited by all the celebrities of the 20th century. This town is located in a beautiful bay, which is protected from the sea. Portofino deserves more attention, walk through the city, climb up the hill to the old castle, where opens a breathtaking view of the entire Ligurian coast. All the most beautiful things in this city must be viewed from above.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$600.00
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$600.00
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Grand tour of Genoa, medieval and modern town

Grand tour of Genoa, medieval and modern town

According to many tourists' opinions, Genoa is a city like no other. During this tour, you will get the most complete picture of this amazing city. We will drive through the most interesting and elegant areas, each of which has its own unique look and architecture.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$534.00
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$534.00
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