Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Food and Wine
Kid Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of car; some adjustments might be done along the walk.
Maximum travelers: 10
Italian (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)
Unexpected beauties in the town of Cristopher Columbus
Half day tour (3 hours). Walk through the most beautiful spots : Via Garibaldi, heart of the Unesco site with the richness of its "Palazzi", their frescoes and gilded decorations, Piazza De Ferrari, elegant architecture of the 20th C. ; Columbus's house (Yes! He was born here. . . ); the imposing Palazzo Ducale, and the stories of the ancient republic; the Cathedral and its trasures, Palazzo San Giorgio, the story and Glory of the ancient Marine Republic, creating the bases of our modern economy. A little stroll between the old typycal alleyways will make you feel the charm of the largest medioeval city center of Europe. Upon request a "cappucino" stop or local food & wine taste can be arranged, not to live the place without knowing the famous Focaccia or Pesto sauce, or photo stop in Castelletto, for a stunning view over the Town by lift.
From your meeting point we'll reach the city center : Via Garibaldi, De Ferrari Square, Columbus' house, and the medieval alleyways between the cathedral and the old port.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point can be arranged in the port if you are on a cruise, in your hotel, at the train station, or in Piazza Caricamento, near the old port, the main touristic hub.
End location: Upon request we can end back where we started, or where needed if you continue your stay in Genoa.
Duration: 3 hours
Extra hours if requested; starting time can be arranged as needed.
If requested: Private car with professional driver, 2 people; Minivan required up to 7 people, ask for prices. New, clean and air coonditioned cars.
Tour guide from the meeting place for all the duration of the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - food and wine taste if requested.
Cappuccino stop or local food tasting on request, depending on your need. Extra hours (after 3) if needed.
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Very informative and interesting tour. Highly recommended for getting a good grounding in Genoan history and architecture as well as where to go for more local eating.