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A local guide will lead you around Genoa on a scenic bus tour and make you feel just like a local. Especially when you get to Boccadasse, the fishing village a stone's throw from the city center. Just like a true citizen of Genoa you can go get yourself a panera flavored ice-cream. But what is panera?
- The port and the Lanterna lighthouse
- Spianata Castelletto: photo stop
- The districts of Castelletto and Albaro
- Boccadasse: ancient fishing village
- Old town Piazza De Ferrari, Ducal Palace, Cathedral of San Lorenzo, House of Christopher Columbus. External visits.
- You can't tour Genoa without first passing by the Lanterna lighthouse. The tall, imposing symbol of the city. And then, for a spectacular view, you'll come to the Spianata Castelletto belvedere, known locally as “Caste”. Here you'll have the city at your feet: the expanse of slate roofs spanning the old city center, the medieval towers and the Baroque domes. An unmissable photo opportunity. Prepare for the “likes” to flood in on Instagram.
- Then there's the Genoa of Boccadasse, a fishing village of narrow streets and “creuze” or steep alleys, overlooking a tiny bay. Want some advice? Try a “panera” ice-cream here in one of the ice-cream parlors favored by the Genoese, the flavor is similar to coffee. Delicious!
- Board the bus to cross the residential district of Albaro, with its 19th century villas, and arrive in the city center. See the house of Christopher Columbus and the Ducal Palace, residence of the Doge for many centuries. You came as a “foresto” (stranger) and you'll reboard the ship…Genoese!
Good to know
- During the tour, a local guide will provide you with assistance and information.
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- The walk down to the village of Boccadasse is along a typical brick-paved alley with a few steps.