Genoa Guide

A Guide to Visiting Genoa for a Day

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Cruising is great, but you only have one day to see as much as you can or as little as you want! If Genoa in Italy is one of your ports on your next cruise here are some suggestions.

Watch the sail in or sail away if you can as it is beautiful to watch as they are so many little beaches and colourful buildings.

 

Genoa One Day Guide

Porto Antico Marina

The cruise terminal is very close to a lovely marina called Porto Antico. It has an aquarium, museums, a cinema, bars, restaurants and children’s play areas.

On the way to the marina, you will walk past the Galata Museo del Mare which is the maritime museum. It is all about the history of Genoa and the sea and there is an old submarine that you can go inside of.

As you enter the marina there are lots of coffee, ice-cream shops, bars and restaurants. Most on the waterfront so you get a great view. Have a good walk around the marina as right at the end are all the million dollars yachts, worth a look at and you will get great photos from this spot looking back at Genoa.

Have a good walk around the marina as right at the end are all the million dollars yachts. Worth, a look at and you will get great photos from this spot looking back at Genoa.

 

Porto Antico

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Historic Centre

Behind Porto Antico venture into the historic centre as there are so many buildings built in the medieval era. See the San Lorenzo Cathedral (in the street Via San Lorenzo) that is hidden by the historic streets.

Continue to walk and enter the original medieval entrance to the city walls. Then on to the remains of the house of the explorer Christopher Columbus, as he was born in Genoa.

From the historic centre if you keep walking and turn left you will end up in the centre of Genoa in Piazza de Ferrari and see the big water fountain.

 

Genoa

 

From, Piazza de Ferrari you can walk into the main shopping district. The street is called Via Venti Settembre, that has all the high street shops, independent shops, bars and cafes. For the designer shops head to Via Roma and Via Ventcinque Aprile.

It is very easy to walk back to the cruise ship terminal from Piazza de Ferrari. If you are feeling tired you can hop on the Metro and get off at Principe. Which, is a few minutes from the cruise ship terminal or catch a taxi as there is taxi rank by the water fountain.

There is so much to do in Genoa I will have to come back to explore more!

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