Genoa in 48 hours

  • 2 days
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  • Solo
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  • Culture / Heritage
  • Discovery
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If you only have two days to visit the mythical Genoa, this route should be of interest to you. The whole circuit can be done on foot and will allow you to learn more about the past of the port city, leading you from museums in palaces, in the way of a journey through the ages.

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Details of the stay: Genoa in 48 hours - 2 days

Day 1 : Genoa Origins

Start your visit by the Porto Antico, the heart of the city's commercial and naval power through the ages. After a stop at the Aquarium, climb through the panoramic lift at the top of the Bigo, where you can enjoy an overview of the harbour réaménagé by Renzo Piano and the slate roofs of the city. Before venturing into the most extensive historical centre of Europe, stop looking at Palazzo San Giorgio with painted facades. After being restored in one of the many focaccerie or friggitorie under the arcades of Sottoripa, take the elegant Via San Lorenzo to reach the cathedral of the same name. This splendid, Gothic witness welcomes the Treasury Museum and its precious sacred objects. At the back of the cathedral, admire the imposing neoclassical structure of Palazzo Ducale. The headquarters of the Republic of Genoa for six centuries are today the main exhibition centre in the city. After looking at your right Porta Soprana, memory of the ramparts built in the th century to defend themselves against Barbarossa, take the picturesque Manin Pollaiuoli to find you Piazza delle Erbe. Enjoy the evening in this lively neighbourhood; It is here that the Genoese like to find themselves at the time of the aperitif and until late in the night, in the many bars and restaurants.

Day 2 : The Rolli Palaces

The discovery of Genoa would not be done without Via Garibaldi. Throughout the former Strada Nuova, you will find a series of sumptuous palais palaces. These residences, named "Rolli", were at the disposal of the Republic to host high dignitaries and diplomats visiting Genoa. Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi are currently the headquarters of the Strada Nuova Museum Complex, a expositif course of great artistic value. At the end of Via Garibaldi, take Via Balbi which leads to the Main Station. At No. 10, Palazzo Reale deserves a visit. He became a member of Savoy in 1822, and you can admire the splendid ice gallery and the National Pinacothèque. Return to the port by Via del Campo. Along this famous street sung by Fabrizio De André, bustling with small shops and sales, admire the facades of the houses characteristic of popular sponge architecture. To complete this culturally rich visit, do not miss by browsing Via San Luca to follow the signs leading to the national gallery of Spinola Palace, the ancient Palais family palace hosting a collection of works of art including paintings of Antonello da Messina, Van Dyck and Rubens.

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