Genoa audio tour: Finance and nobility in Genoa's golden age

Finance and nobility in Genoa's golden age

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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0.6mi

About the Tour

The apparent low profile of the today's city hides a past of sly and smart businessmen who had made luxury a habit, as UNESCO has discovered. If you like the unexpected, follow this Arianna's thread in the labyrinth of the Genoese alleys, around the highlights, to discover behind almost every corner secret beauties and breathtaking works of art.

You'll give a look at the main points of interest of the town with the eyes of a local who loves to share the authentic - not only the popular - and believes that a tour must be more than dates and figures: I'll take you by the hand into "my" Genova!

Some highlights include

• Stories of the inhabitants of the opulent medieval residences
• The interiors of Genoa’s richest church
• Hear about the first football club in Italy
• A historical confectionary shop
• Find out why a 16th century fountain is inside a department store
• Take in the splendour of the fountain in the Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

Tour Producer

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Antonella Cama

My passion? travels. When I was single I made it a job, I have been a travel director for many years, till I fell in love... with my home town!
Now I am a professional tour guide, but curiosity and enthusiasm drive me to go beyond art and history, I like people and their traditions, their mind, and - oh, my...! - I love good food and good wine! Sure, nothing new in Italy, but this is Liguria: my land is my fire and will be your discovery, welcome to live it with me!

Major Landmarks

  • Palazzo S. Giorgio

  • Vigne church

  • Palazzo Imperiale

  • cathedral

  • Palazzo Ducale

  • Piazza De Ferrari

Directions to Starting Point

If you come by public transportation, with the Metro stop at "San Giorgio".
If you come by car, direction "Porto Antico" and Aquarium of Genova; there's a lot of public parkings easily available in the area

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Aquarium, Romanengo confectionery, Grimaldina tower and Palazzo Ducale, Café La Superba

Best time of day

Morning is fine, afternoon is perfect; churches normally close by lunchtime 12AM-3PM

Precautions

There might be pickpockets in crowded spots, including the cathedral

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Finance and nobility in Genoa's golden age