The highlights of Genoa and charming Palazzo Montanaro, a historic private dwelling
Give yourself a special treat and visit the beautiful Palazzo where French writer Paul Valéry visited his Genoese aunt on several occasions. Thanks to the owners' hospitality, you will admire a marvelous and perfectly maintained 19th century dwelling with its original furniture, its beautifully decorated rooms and the unique old kitchen.
The discovery of Palazzo Montanaro will be part of a broader tour of Genoa, the 6th most populated city in Italy as well as its largest port.
We will take a taxi to the Castelletto scenic esplanade to admire one of the largest old towns in Europe, with its bell towers, its gardens, and its slate-covered roofs. A quaint elevator will take us downtown, where we will set out for a walk through the majestic Via Garibaldi and its remarkable Palazzi with their impressive foyers and courtyards. The tour will end with a short stroll to the splendid S. Lawrence Cathedral and to De Ferrari Plaza, Genoa's true heart
By taxi from your hotel or from the pier to the Castelletto view point. By elevator down to Via Garibaldi and Palazzo Montanaro. On foot to Piazza De Ferrari and to the Cathedral.
Transfer back to the hotel or to the ship by taxi.
The availability of the owners of the historic apartment in Palazzo Montanaro will be checked as soon as you advise the date of your stay in Genoa.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the pier, the train station or at your hotel
End location: Back to the pier, the train station or your hotel
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Taxi, elevator, on foot
Entrance to Palazzo Montanaro, guided visit by a qualified guide, 2 transfers by taxi, elevator ticket. The availability of the owners of the historic apartment will be checked as soon as you advise the date of your stay in Genoa.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - For personal expenses
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not a licensed hiking guide.
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Great tour with a fantastic tour guide. The highlight was the tour of the private home. Our guide was so knowledgeable, kind and patient (we had our 11 year old grand-daughter with us) . We saw everything in Genoa which is just a wonderful city. I highly recommend this tour.