Genoa, definitely one of the most unexpected italian cities: endless miles of narrow streets overlooking the sea, tall buildings painted since the ‘400, medieval tower-houses, Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque churches, historic shops with delicious local products. A welcoming city for families with the Aquarium, the Maritime Museum and the Children’s City, for lovers of Art and History for the Museums, the historic palaces, the religious chapels, for lovers of good food for the pesto, focaccia, farinata and various cookies made of almond paste!
Here are some ideas of guided tours (3 hours):
– MEDIEVAL GENOA: Guided Tour of theEurope’s largest medieval town center. Topics covered: medieval road system, the first cathedral of Genoa, the war between the Maritime Republics, the first noble squares and churches.
– GENOA AND THE GOLDEN CENTURY: Guided Tour to the discovery of the “Palazzi dei Rolli” and of the most elegant streets of the “Golden Age.” Topics covered: the “Palazzi dei Rolli”, Genoa between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Genoa and the Spanish crown.
– GENOA AND ITS NOBLE FAMILIES: A Guided Tour through the narrow streets and squares of the old town that will guided you to know such families dominated the city and what their “command centers”, ending with the guided visit of the Prince’s Palace or the Royal Palace. Topics covered: the Genoese families, the palaces and villas in the city outside the walls.
– GENOA IN VERTICAL: “urban walk” to discover the best view points and the “vertical” transport system of the city. Topics covered: the morphology of the Gulf of Genoa between sea and mountains, the city’s development over the past three centuries, the means of transport between the hills and the harbor.
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