Tour on foot starting from the Porto Antico area with remarkable constructions designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, then into the pulsing heart of the old city through the famous “carruggi” (narrow alleyways). Tour Highlights:
We will start from Piazza Banchi, the city’s old commercial heart as well as the location of one of the main markets next to Porta di S.Pietro.
Continue along Via Garibaldi, one of the main streets of Genoa and a major center of the entire architectural history. The street has an impressive design and delightful palaces belonging to the richest Italians of the Renaissance and declared world heritage by UNESCO (e.g. Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi where Paganini’s violin is preserved).
Arrive on Piazza De Ferrari: the heart of modern Genoa, here you will see the spectacular restored fountain as well as several historical buildings that surround the Piazza. One of these important historical sites is the Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace. Walk through the courtyards and view the spectacular façades of this 13th century palace.
Stop at Columbus’ House, then reach San Lorenzo Cathedral, a beautiful 17th century Roman Catholic cathedral constructed in the Gothic style.