4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Did our own thing in Genoa nice city lots to see in a day all walkable
Did our own thing in Genoa nice city lots to see in a day all walkable Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We took HOHO bus to tour around the city. You can also take the cruise line shuttle to city center, everything is close by there.
We took HOHO bus to tour around the city. You can also take the cruise line shuttle to city center, everything is close by there. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We absolutely loved Genoa! We walked several miles seeing all sides of the city. My wife found an online walking tour. Started in some very narrow, dark passageways filled with shops. It wasn’t scary, just different. Eventually we came ... Read More
We absolutely loved Genoa! We walked several miles seeing all sides of the city. My wife found an online walking tour. Started in some very narrow, dark passageways filled with shops. It wasn’t scary, just different. Eventually we came upon Christopher Columbus’ home as well as some castle relics. The buildings have such depth and character! My son was desperate to find beach sand at every port for a bottle so we went well out of our way in Genoa. Away from the tourists we found the real city and loved it. Climbed 174 steps for a great view, got yelled at in Spanish for accidentally trespassing on a beach, and found a beautiful pedestrian street for shopping and dining. Embrace Genoa. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Toured on our own to Portofino and Santa Margharita via train. Highly recommend Santa Margharita - Portofino is crowded, expensive and touristy while SM is a bit quieter (but still touristy). Great seaside meal in SM.
Toured on our own to Portofino and Santa Margharita via train. Highly recommend Santa Margharita - Portofino is crowded, expensive and touristy while SM is a bit quieter (but still touristy). Great seaside meal in SM. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
On our own, after exiting the port, we took a train and a bus to Boccadasse and spent a couple hours there - beautiful! Then we took a bus to town and walked for hours, finishing the day at the harbor area attractions.
On our own, after exiting the port, we took a train and a bus to Boccadasse and spent a couple hours there - beautiful! Then we took a bus to town and walked for hours, finishing the day at the harbor area attractions. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Great little port, super interesting! Don’t bother with a shuttle bus into town, it’s only a 10 min walk. A gelato at U Gelato du Caruggiu is an absolute must.
Great little port, super interesting! Don’t bother with a shuttle bus into town, it’s only a 10 min walk. A gelato at U Gelato du Caruggiu is an absolute must. Read Less
35 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
GENOA: I love Genoa because it seems so completely Italian, especially in the historic center, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Our ship docked in the main harbor in the middle of the city's waterfront -- an easy walk to ... Read More
GENOA: I love Genoa because it seems so completely Italian, especially in the historic center, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Our ship docked in the main harbor in the middle of the city's waterfront -- an easy walk to almost any attraction and just a few minutes from the main (Principe) train station. Genoa is built on a hillside, so there is some climbing, but the waterfront alone has enough attractions to fill a half day for those with mobility issues. Pick up a map in the cruise terminal and exit right (east) along the waterfront until you reach the Galata Museum del Mar (Museum of the Sea). This is a large, modern, very enjoyable museum that is worth at least an hour or two when you are returning to the ship. See their website for hours and current prices. From the museum, cross the street and head uphill through the narrow lanes (gritty but safe) to the main street (Via Balbi). From there continue east to the Palazzo Real. There are five major palaces remaining from the days of Genoa's peak power and wealth. The Palazzo Real is the most interesting, but combination tickets are available, and it is fun to see more than one. From the Palazzo Real walk farther east to Via Garibaldi, where there are beautiful historic buildings and three more palazzi -- together called the Palazzi dei Rolli on the Strade Nuove, designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Combo tickets for the palaces are available at the nearby bookshop. The fifth palace, and the one with the most art is the National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola, on Piazza Pelliceria nearby. From there walk downhill to the cathedral and nearby fountain on Piazza de Ferrari, where you will find the Genova sign/sculpture for a photo op. The view down the historic Via XX Settembre is grand. It is an easy walk back west to the waterfront for either (or both) the maritime museum or the modern aquarium. Even if you do not enter the aquarium, there is a cute floating park at the end of its pier, with good views of the ship and the city. From the aquarium and maritime museum it is an easy walk back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
pre-booked parking: arriving at the port - luggage is taken out of the car - keys and vehicle are handed over to the parking service - finished... Check-in and boarding: within 20 minutes from the car park already in the cabin... faster ... Read More
pre-booked parking: arriving at the port - luggage is taken out of the car - keys and vehicle are handed over to the parking service - finished... Check-in and boarding: within 20 minutes from the car park already in the cabin... faster is hardly possible... Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We did a hop on - hop off bus tour that was really good. A beautiful city and our favourite port. Just walking around and looking at the buildings was amazing.
We did a hop on - hop off bus tour that was really good. A beautiful city and our favourite port. Just walking around and looking at the buildings was amazing. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
It was a great place to stroll around the city and it is so much to see as is, it was a full day so it allowed us to explore on our own. Great food, architecture, little narrow streets, watch your bags, there are some people working the ... Read More
It was a great place to stroll around the city and it is so much to see as is, it was a full day so it allowed us to explore on our own. Great food, architecture, little narrow streets, watch your bags, there are some people working the street to steal from distracted tourists. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Took a cab to Portofino and Santa Margherita - beautiful. Nothing to see in Genoa.
Took a cab to Portofino and Santa Margherita - beautiful. Nothing to see in Genoa. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Another town we just walked around to take pics, drink and eat some local wine and food. The cruise ship offers a shuttle for about 12-15 euro r/t, at the ports where the city is around 20-30 min away. We took advantage of that.
Another town we just walked around to take pics, drink and eat some local wine and food. The cruise ship offers a shuttle for about 12-15 euro r/t, at the ports where the city is around 20-30 min away. We took advantage of that. Read Less

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