Theme Tours

TI PORTO ALLA LANTERNA ® - classic - join the group

From the old port, with the memories of the first harbor companies, the warehouses and the former merchants houses, we reach the new port, still the engine of the local economy today.
We see it close up and from a distance, the ships, the port operations, the piers, the men who work there. Afterwards we visit the Lanterna complex ( lighthouse) where the upper panoramic balcony of the tower offers you the best and total view of the city and the gulf.
This tour is offered in Italian only.

  • Tour price: euro 12,00 per person
  • Inclusion: Italian speaking professional local guide + Museum entrance fee
  • Languages: the tour is operated in Italian - for the English version please contact us and we quote it as a private tour.
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: At 2,00 pm or at 2,30 pm (depending on the season) Palazzo San Giorgio, main entrance, Porto Antico. Visit our FB page/events for the updated depaerture time.
  • Operating days: Every last Sunday of the each month from September to June
  • Please note: Mandatory reservation by email

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

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.
In cooperation with:
Lanterna di Genova
website

  • Tour price: euro 190.00 (up to 6 people)
  • Inclusion: Professional, English speaking, licensed local tourist guide (other languages on request) + Public transportation tickets + Lighthouse museum and park entrance fee (please note: transportation can be quoted and carried out by taxi. The tour can be included in an half or full day tour)
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: 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: From Tuesday to Sunday according to the opening hours 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.No dogs or other pets are allowed.

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: from euro 190.00 (1 to 4 guests). Quotation for more travelers on request.
  • Inclusion: Professional, English speaking, licensed local tourist guide (other languages on request) + Maritime Museum Galata entrance fee. On request the tour can be included in a full day city tour.
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Transportation. Food or drinks of your choice
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Genoa's Porto Antico or other pick up points on request
  • Operating days: Tuesday to Sunday (according to the museum 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 230.00 (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: Tuesday 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 by violin based on Paganini’s music and in a special location can be offered by our partners.

  • Tour price: Euro 230.00 (1 to 4 guests). Additional guests fee on demand
  • 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 Italian
  • Exclusions: Music concert
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Genoa’s downtown or other pick up points on request
  • Operating days: Tuesday to Sunday

REMEMBER ME (Staglieno, the monumental cemetery of Genoa)

– One of the most famous monumental cemeteries in Europe, an important artistic and historic heritage of Genoa.
Here the sculpture is the true protagonist of the complex, showing you the evolution of the Italian art between 1800 e 1900, from neoclassicism to realism through symbolism and art nouveau. Angels, females figures, children, flowers: its grave decorations have been reproduced all over the world.
The most important testimonial of the western society of the periods and in specific the testimonial of the growing city of Genoa , at the time, a leading trade and industrial city in Europe. That’s why it is also a catalogue of fashion , furniture and behaviors and customs of the society of the period.
The place impressed many illustrious visitors such as Twain , Nietzsche, Maupassant, Waugh as you will be. More than 100 thousands graves and 300 chapels : some many! Your private tour will offer you a selection of not-to be-missed masterpieces among a thousand ones spread in 33 hectars.

  • Tour price: Euro 160,00
  • Inclusion: Professional, English speaking, local tourist guide (other languages on request), licensed for Genoa and its cultural heritage
  • Languages: The tour can be requested also in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Trasportation. Proposals on demand.
  • Duration: Approx 2,30 hours
  • Meeting Point: At the cemetery or other pick up point on demand.
  • Operating days: Every day according to the opening hours of the complex.
  • Please note: Moderate amount of walking. Steps, moderate steep alleys and uneven soil.