Genoa's Design Stores, Its Old Shops, the Produce Market and the City Highlights (with a Coffee Break)


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (advanced), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (conversational)

The Soul of a City Shines through Its Stores!

This is not your regular shopping tour but rather a different way of exploring Genoa's arts and its lifestyle.
Genoa's downtown hides some extraordinary shops in the majestic interiors of ancient residences. We will explore a few of them along with the highlights of the city (Via Garibaldi, Piazza De Ferrari, the old City).
One such store is located in the 16th century Palazzo Baldassarre Lomellino in Strada Nuova, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Our walking tour will then take us to some small historic shops hidden in the narrow alleys of the old city: stores where locals shop for food, candy, and cribs, and that have remained pristine for the last hundred years. After a break for espresso or cappuccino, we will take a plunge in Genoa's Mercato Orientale, a quaint and most picturesque produce market (cab fares included in the price of the tour).


Via Garibaldi, Piazza De Ferrari, the old city, one or two old mansion housing beautiful stores, the Market. A stop in a cafè.
Since stores are closed from 12. 30 or 1. 00 until 3. 30 pm and since a bit of walking is involved, the time when we begin the tour will affect the itinerary.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Piazza De Ferrari in front of the Doge's Palace or
the cruise terminal or
the train station or
the lobby of your hotel

End location: The cruise terminal or
the train station or
the lobby of your hotel

Duration: 4 hours


Walking tour + a cab drive

What’s Included

Other: Guided visit by a qualified guide, two cab drives, a cup of coffee (espresso) or a cappuccino.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euro - You will not need to spend much, unless you decide some particular personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses


I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not a licensed hiking guide.

A Recent Review of this tour

Best guide so far on our 14 day trip in Milan, lake como, and chinque terre. Very informative yet casual and down to earth. Learned not only about the history and cultural part of the town but also introduced us to the daily life of locals, specialty food, market and helped tremendously with translation. Four hour tour was a leaisirely stroll through new and old towns, and included time I browse old shops and a small coffee break (included in tour!). Highly recommend and wish all tour guides are like her!
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