Theme Tours

THE OLD AND THE MODERN PORT & LIGHTHOUSE (LANTERNA DI GENOVA)

HIGHLIGHTS
The old port, discover when and how everything began, experience years of history under the pavement beaten by today’s tourists
The new port, still today the engine of the local economy, see it live, up close and in an easy way. The ships, the operations on the piers, the men who work there
The lighthouse: our witness, our oldest symbol, watching and warning of the presence of the port since the 12th century, is one of the tallest and oldest still in use. Reach it by a walking route dense in history, following the traces of the 17th century walls and enter the Savoy’s fortress at its base.
-Test yourself with the 172 steps to reach the terrace of the lighthouse, for a breathtaking view over the city and the entire gulf.
Lanterna di Genova
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  • Tour price: euro 190.00 (base 4); euro 220.00 (base 6) Possible EXCLUSIVE OPENING on the requested day: euro 250.00 (base 4)
  • Inclusion: Professional, English speaking, licensed local tourist guide (other languages on request) + Bus/ Metro tickets for the transfer between the old and the new port + Lighthouse museum and park entrance fee + refreshments (please note: on request transportation can be quoted and carried out by taxi. On request the tour can be included in an FD city tour)
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Other food or drinks or different transportation of your choice
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Porto Antico or other pick up points on request
  • Operating days: Saturday and Sunday afternoon (other days: special requests on availability of the museum)
  • Please note: Moderate amount of walking. No wheelchair access. The promenade to the Lanterna and the operating areas of the port is approx. 800m long and is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

GO BACK TO THE ROOTS

HIGHLIGHTS
Genoa farewell: Re-live the years of the forefathers, visit the city and its attraction with particular attention to the period of emigration.
A time travel: The places, the piers and the stories, in the memory of those who set sail from Genoa to look for fortune overseas.
-Visit the Italian emigration section of an interactive museum, where you could happen to find your surname in the computer, searching in the passengers list (a search can be done to look for traces of your surname in the available computers). Discover the story of the museum‘s building and its former use as an Arsenal of the Republic.

  • Tour price: euro 180.00 (1 to 4 guests) euro 200.00 (5 to 6 guests)
  • Inclusion: Professional, English speaking, licensed local tourist guide (other languages on request) + Museum Galata entrance fee + refreshments. On request the tour can be included in a FD city tour
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Other food or drinks of your choice
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Porto Antico or other pick up points on request
  • Operating days: Tuesday to Sunday (museum visit according to its opening time)
  • Please note: Not suitable for persons with walking difficulties.

MAESTRO VERDI AT HOME IN GENOA

HIGHLIGHTS
-Do you know that the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi spent 30 winters in Genova? That he wrote many operas here facing the sea? Where he bought his biscuits or his books? What about the long gone “Caffé Concordia” where he used to sip chocolate? And the pastry shop where a special croissant healed him after his opera “Falstaff” flopped ?

  • Tour price: euro 180.00 (1 to 4 guests)
  • Inclusion: Professional, English speaking, licensed local tourist guide (other languages on request) + taxi ride + sweet-tasting on theme basis.
  • Languages: The tour can also be requested in: English, Spanish, Italian
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Genoa’s downtown or other pick up points on request
  • Operating days: Monday to Saturday

(Italiano) NON SONO SUPERBA : GENOVA SI APRE, SI SPIEGA, SI TOCCA

(Italiano) Una città dal carattere particolare, i suoi uomini “ diversi” e i documenti tra più antichi del mondo in una visita a due voci.
– Vicoli medievali, palazzi nobiliari, sedi del potere ecclesiastico e governativo: tutto ancora ci racconta le storie della Repubblica, di uomini e donne del passato,qui e in altri paesi.
– Una villa di campagna affrescata e un collegio gesuita ci ospitano per un’esperienza unica ed esclusiva.
– Papi, Imperatori, Califfi, ammiragli, mercanti, nobili e popolani, politici e soldati: non manca nessuno nei documenti storici conservati presso l‘Archivio di Stato di Genova.

  • Tour price: (Italiano) euro 150,00 ( da 1 a 6 persone ). Quotazioni a richiesta per diverso numero di partecipanti
  • Inclusion: (Italiano) Guida turistica locale abilitata (altre lingue su richiesta) + esperienza presso l Archivio di Stato. Il tour può esser incluso in un tour della città di giornata intera.
  • Languages: (Italiano) Il tour può essere richiesto anche in inglese, spagnolo
  • Exclusions: (Italiano) Il tour è a piedi. Trasferimento da centro storico a Archivio di Stato quotato su richiesta.
  • Duration: (Italiano) Circa 3 ore
  • Meeting Point: (Italiano) Genova centro o altri punti d'incontro a richiesta del cliente.
  • Operating days: (Italiano) Il venerdì pomeriggio o il sabato ( la visita è soggetta agli orari di apertura e disponibilità dell’esperto presso l’Archivio)
  • Please note: (Italiano) Non adatto a persone con difficoltà motorie particolari.

THE DEVIL’S VIOLINIST (Paganini’s days in Genoa)

HIGHLIGHTS
– Discover the relationship of the Romantic virtuoso in the land of his birth, his early stages and his human side
– How the gambler’s son in a city affected by cholera became the music star of the European theatres
– The prison after the “affair with a minor” trial and the Opera House where he stood as a director candidate…
– Admire his violin from closer, the beloved ”Cannone” left to perpetuity as his last will..
-For the guests on this tour a special suggestion: a classical music concert in the exclusive setting of the Strada Nuova Museums…

  • Tour price: Euro 180.00 (1 to 4 guests)
  • Inclusion: Professional, English speaking, licensed local tourist guide (other languages on request) + taxi ride + sweet-tasting on theme basis.
  • Languages: The tour can also be requested in: English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Admission fee to Palazzo Tursi Museum; Concert ticket is available as an extra on request and on fixed dates
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Genoa’s downtown or other pick up points on request
  • Operating days: Tuesday to Sunday ( the concert is held on Sunday afternoon - different dates to be quoted on request)
  • Please note: In cooperation with " Roma Opera Omnia"

(Italiano) RICORDATI DI ME (IL CIMITERO MONUMENTALE DI STAGLIENO)

(Italiano) – Uno dei cimiteri monumentali più importanti d’Europa, uno spazio monumentale suggestivo, una testimonianza delle trasformazioni dei linguaggi della scultura tra il XIX e XX secolo.
– Attraverso i monumenti funebri dei migliori artisti dell’epoca la realtà della morte viene sconfitta.
– Le virtù e i valori delle borghesia, di imprenditori con relazioni internazionali, banchieri, capitani e armatori, Mazzini e i garibaldini e persino di una venditrice di noccioline… fino a De Andre: tutto rivive attraverso i nostri racconti.
– Opere d’arte riprese in tutto il mondo: gli angeli, le figure femminili i bimbi, i fiori…dal Realismo, al Liberty e al Deco.
– Uno spazio di 33 ettari, una folla di opere: il nostro tour privato vi aiuta a selezionare e ammirare le sculture “imperdibili”.

  • Tour price: (Italiano) Euro 130,00
  • Inclusion: (Italiano) Guida turistica locale abilitata per i siti protetti del patrimonio (altre lingue su richiesta)
  • Languages: (Italiano) Il tour può essere richiesto anche in inglese, spagnolo
  • Exclusions: (Italiano) Trasporti per e dal cimitero- quotazioni su richiesta
  • Duration: (Italiano) Circa 2 ore
  • Meeting Point: (Italiano) Davanti al cimitero o da concordare con il cliente
  • Operating days: (Italiano) Tutti i giorni
  • Please note: (Italiano) Percorso a piedi moderato. Non accessibile a sedie a rotelle e non adatto a persone con difficoltà motorie particolari.