Proudly Genoa: Walking Tour
- Via Aurea: It was named the "Golden Street" because of the magnificent buildings lining its path, including the White Palace and the Rolli Palace.
- Home of Christopher Columbus: Inside, the humble house has been restored to be as it would have appeared when Columbus lived there.
- Ducale Palace: Once the official home of the mayor of the Republic of Genoa, today it hosts high profile traveling art exhibitions.
About This Genoa Tour
Genoa's most famous son must have been pretty arrogant to ask the monarchs of Spain to finance his crazy voyage, but you'd never believe it from his humble beginnings: He was raised in a narrow brick house, born to a middle-class wool weaver and stay-at-home mom.
Columbus discovered the New World at the height of Genoa's glory, when the city was a maritime superpower launching hundreds of ships in search of foreign territories and worldly treasures. Known as "The Proud One" for its unbridled wealth and stature, Genoa ruled the Mediterranean seas during the 12th and 13th centuries.
From the pastel-colored terracotta villas dotting the coastline to the splendid facades of Genoa's historic landmarks, this sprawling city has plenty to be haughty about. The city's seafaring past comes alive on this guided walking tour, especially when you see the colossal walls built all over the city to deter Genoa's jealous neighbors.
Wander the winding streets where merchants peddled trinkets and treasures from fruitful voyages. See the 500-year-old Baroque palaces of Genoa's most prominent families. Centuries after its seafaring heyday, Genoa remains a European Capital of Culture, and still has plenty to brag about.
Don't mess with the pesto
The Genovese are proud of their infamous regional sauce, and when in Genoa you'll see they go to great lengths to preserve its origins. There are strict rules and regulations about ingredients and preparation method, established by the government and the Pesto alla Genovese consortium. Make sure you steal a bite of the real thing.
Please make your way to the Genoa Stazione Marittima-Tourist Information Desk to locate the GoBe Rep with the logo sign.
In order for this tour to operate, a minimum of 6 travelers is required, per departure. In the event this minimum isn’t met, we will advise you in advance of your tour departure so that we can assist you with choosing another exciting GoBe tour optionSome shops are closed from 1-3 pm and all day on Sundays. Viva la siesta. The sun is very strong, be sure you are well protected. A small backpack may be useful for all your purchases.
Expect an extensive amount of walking, If you have limited mobility, this tour will be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible. Uneven surfaces and downhill/uphill walking in Capri.
Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly,
This is a walking tour.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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