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Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Liguria  /  Italian Riviera  /  Genoa

Genoa

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Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy. Look for its numerous treasures hiding among the narrow streets of the historical town center. A leisurely exploration of Genoa's enticing old alleyways reveals a world of attractions ranging from excellent cuisine to exquisite architecture and modern museums. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, the city is filled with numerous places to visit, including seaside villas, shops, and pastel-colored houses. Our Italy trip planner allows you to schedule your trip to Genoa, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in Genoa

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Aquarium
Aquarium of Genoa
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Neighborhood
Boccadasse
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Religious Site
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Walking Area
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Genoa

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National Park
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre Riomaggiore
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Landmark
Piazza dei Miracoli Pisa
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Hiking Trail
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza Monterosso al Mare
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Genoa

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Specialty Museum
Galata Museo del Mare
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museo di Palazzo Reale
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Palazzo Ducale
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Raccolta Frugone
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Genoa

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History Museum
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Dialogo nel Buio
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Genoa

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Historic Walking Area
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
D'Albertis Castle
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Genoa

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Le Gramole Olioteca
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Ceramicherebora di Carla Rebora
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Il Coffee Shop di Genova
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Romeo Viganotti Chocolate Factory
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Pier / Boardwalk
Old Port
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Observation Deck
Spianata Castelletto
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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World heritage site
Portovenere Porto Venere
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

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