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Aquarium of Genoa: Timeslot Ticket

1. Aquarium of Genoa: Timeslot Ticket

Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa to see more than 15,000 animals from 400 species at Italy's largest aquatic zoo. Skip the line, and learn how the aquarium was built for the Genoa Expo '92. Enjoy a venue that is home to the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. Venture into the fascinating waters of the world as you explore more than 70 tanks of critters. Marvel at animals from the Antarctic, such as penguins, and see sharks, seals, jellyfish, and the colorful fish of the coral barriers. Go to the Cetacean Pavilion, designed by Renzo Piano, and laugh along with the bottlenose dolphins at 4 open-air pools.

Genova : Boat Tour to Camogli, San Fruttuoso, & Portofino

2. Genova : Boat Tour to Camogli, San Fruttuoso, & Portofino

Experience a full-day boating excursion and discover three of the most charming villages in Liguria: Camogli, San Fruttuoso, and Portofino. You can choose to visit all 3 villages, or just stop and enjoy one or two of them when booking. The ferry connects the charming fishing villages of Camogli and San Fruttuoso while offering visitors a boat trip around Golfo Paradiso with stunning views and unforgettable sights. Depart from Genova in the morning aboard the motorboat Città di Camogli and enjoy panoramic coastal views on your way to the harbor of Camogli. If you choose to visit San Fruttuoso, you will find a charming fishing village located on the promontory of Portofino and the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. After leaving the dock from Camogli, passengers will catch sight of beautiful views of the tiny village. Next, you'll be able to admire the majesty of Portofino mountain, the pudding-stone landmark outcrop of Punta Chiappa. Then you'll pass the exclusive hamlet of San Fruttuoso, followed by the famous Hermit's Grotto and the Cala dell'Oro. Both of these locations are protected areas where boats are prohibited. In Portofino, you will find the awe-inspiring blue sea, the lush green vegetation at the edge of the cliffs, and the elegance of villas along the coast. Passengers often sight striped bottle-nosed dolphins and the other dolphins that live in these coastal waters.

Genoa: Aquarium & Christopher Columbus' House Entry Tickets

3. Genoa: Aquarium & Christopher Columbus' House Entry Tickets

Acquario di Genova The Aquarium of Genoa hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. The exhibition gallery consists of over 70 exhibits and about 12,000 specimen of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees – marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids – to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins and sharks – the great predators of the sea; but also jellyfish, seals and multi-coloured tropical fish species. Come with us in a journey that will fill you with a range of emotions and inspire you to respect deeply the sea and its extraordinary inhabitants. Casa di Colombo: not far from Porta Soprana, just outside the ancient medieval walls, is the Casa di Colombo, where the discoverer of the Americas lived in his youth. According to archival documents, Domenico Colombo, father of the great navigator, moved here in 1445, when Christopher Columbus was four years old. The ground floor of the house was used as a workshop, an attic with wooden beams divides it from the upper park, where the rooms for private use were located.

Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa Entry Ticket with Snack

4. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa Entry Ticket with Snack

Immerse yourself in the largest exhibit of aquatic biodiversity in Europe with a visit to the Aquarium of Genoa. Discover the world's fascinating seas and waterways, including all their creatures. Tuck into a snack at the Tender Café inside the aquarium, refueling with a drink and a butter donut. Walk through the aquarium's spectacular settings and learn about the secrets, curiosities, and interesting anecdotes about our world's oceans. End your visit with a hot or cold drink and a light snack at the aquarium's café, which has a splendid terrace overlooking the port of Genoa.

Genoa: World-Famous Aquarium and Lighthouse Combo Ticket

5. Genoa: World-Famous Aquarium and Lighthouse Combo Ticket

Experience the Aquarium of Genoa, the largest aquarium in Italy, located in the old harbor area of Genoa. Enjoy an exciting, immersive, and engaging visit before climbing the steps of the Lighthouse of Geno, the tallest lighthouse in the Mediterranean.  Take a rich and exciting journey as you discover the seas of the world in an aquarium that hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. The exhibition gallery consists of over 70 exhibitions and 600 species from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees — marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids — to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks.  The Genoa Aquarium is filled with innovative scenography, the latest digital installations, a completely renewed light and sound design, and a rich daily schedule of speeches. See also two areas dedicated to reptiles and amphibians, and to the conservation and recovery projects of animals in difficulty or seized by the authorities and entrusted to the aquarium. Next, take an 800m walk over the iconic promenade to visit the monumental complex of the Lighthouse of Genoa, a symbol of the city. The world's fifth tallest lighthouse, the Lanterna di Genova has been operating for almost nine centuries and is the official lighthouse of the Port of Genoa. Climb the first 172 steps to admire Genoa from the top of its first panoramic terrace.

Genova: Segway Tour

6. Genova: Segway Tour

Visit the most historically significant sites of the largest medieval historic center in Europe on a segway tour. Enjoy a fast, easy, and fun way to see the beauties of the city of Genova. Explore the hidden alleys of the old town and the beautiful noble streets with an experienced guide. Take in the medieval atmosphere and learn about the culture, art, traditions, and gastronomy of the city.

From Genoa: Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino

7. From Genoa: Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino

Genoa, the largest medieval town in Europe, maintains the charm of the ancient maritime republic. Your day will start in the ancient harbor, renovated in 1992 by the architect Renzo Piano. Here, your friendly and professional guide will lead you through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways of the old town to discover the many attractions of this city on an inspiring walking tour. After free time for lunch, hop-on your air-conditioned coach for a scenic ride following the Tigullio Gulf, nicknamed the Dolphins Gulf due to the large school of dolphins that are often spotted there, to reach the colorful village of Santa Margherita Ligure. Here, take the boat for a mini-cruise to the charming fishing village of Portofino, a half-moon shaped seaside village whose beauty has been narrated across the millennia by writers and poets such as Guy de Maupassant. The journey will end with a return by boat to Genoa.

From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

8. From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

Hop aboard a ferry in Genoa and take a 1-hour trip to Camogli, a typical fishermen's village. Avoid the road traffic and enjoy more time to explore the area. Soak up the coastal atmosphere of the Golfo Paradiso before returning to Genoa at the end of the day. While in Camogli, admire the tall and narrow houses that overlook the beach, and wander down the narrow streets of the village. Stop for focaccia and fresh fish (at your own expense) at one of the local restaurants.

Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa and City Guided Walking Tour

9. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa and City Guided Walking Tour

Walk around the city of Genoa with a local guide on this two-hour city tour. Learn about marine life and biodiversity in the Aquarium of Genoa as well. From Porto Antico, enter the medieval urban fabric of the city, with a particular focus on the Collina di Castello. Reach the Cathedral and the structures built in the Baroque period, touching the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of the Genoese. Then, head over to the modern part of the city, identifiable with Piazza De Ferrari. Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa for an immersive and engaging experience with innovative sets, latest generation digital installations, and a completely renewed light and sound design. Interact with the staff who take care of the animals every day, and discover the secrets and curiosities of the ocean.

Genoa: Group Walking Photography Tour with Genoese Snack

10. Genoa: Group Walking Photography Tour with Genoese Snack

Let your guide share their passion for Genoa and knowledge about photography on this unique walking tour. Follow your guide to stunning locations and get advice on how to compose a photo and which settings should be used to capture different locations and levels of lighting. Be welcomed by your guide in Piazza della Meridiana, 5 minutes walking from Piazza De Ferrari. Climb a hill to admire panoramic vistas of the city. Gain confidence with composition and main camera settings as you use the tips provided to you by your guide. Stop for a delicious Genoese snack of fried fish, a perfectly baked and seasoned piece of focaccia bread, or a sweet scoop of ice cream. Take home photos and skills that will last a lifetime. Get a free 800ml stainless steel water canteen that will ensure you stay hydrated on future photo excursions in an eco-friendly way.

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What people are saying about Genoa

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Hop on hop off bus in Genoa was a great experience. When we bought the day ticket online, we didn't even know that there was a red and a blue line, so we accidentally got on the blue line, which runs a little further out of the city center but also reaches many stations on the red line. It was a great tour with great explanations. Class! We didn't go to the last station and got off at the station because that's where our hotel was. Unfortunately we didn't have time for the red tour, but that's a reason to come back to Genoa...

There is only a small tour, but so much to see in terms of plants and animals. We actually planned to go in again the next day because we liked it so much, but unfortunately we didn't have time anymore

Very interesting aquarium, too bad all those prams and small children who were crying. I believe that the visit to the Aquarium is only pleasant for children aged 6/7 years.

Great excursion welcome punctuality pity that the stops are not longer The boat is good value for money I recommend this crossing

Adorei a visita nas 3 cidades, barcos pontuais e tempo necessário para fazer a visita com tranquilidade.