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Genoa: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of the Historical Center


Join this guided walking tour to discover the many treasures of Genoa’s Old Town. Follow the labyrinth of narrow alleys through the historical city and admire the artwork at the Strada Nuova Museums.

The tour allows you to discover the historical center of Genoa and the wonderful Palazzi dei Rolli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These elegant residences belonged to the aristocracy and date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

You will be guided through the narrow alleys (Caruggi) of the widest historical center in Europe, to discover its many curiosities and secrets. The tour starts from the Old Port area and guides you through the highlights of the city, including the San Lorenzo Cathedral, the Doge Palace, the Opera House, and the wonderful Strada Nuova Museums. In the museums – the galleries of Pallazo Rosso, the Palazzo Bianco, and Palazzo Tursi – you can admire the antique furniture and important masterpieces of Italian and foreign artists. The museum exhibits works by Veronese, Procaccini, Rubens, Van Dyck, and many more.


  • See the Palazzi dei Rolli, the magnificent residences used to host people
  • Follow the labyrinth of narrow alleys and discover the treasures of the city
  • Admire the marvelous artwork at the Strada Nuova Museums and its collections
  • Visit San Matteo Square, the power of Genoa’s most important Doria family
  • Visit San Lorenzo Cathedral, the gothic church housing many religious objects


  • Access to Strada Nuova Museums
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)

Tour Plan

Meeting point

The starting point of the tour is the Tourist Information Center on via Garibaldi 12r.

Additional Information

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place in two languages with a bilingual guide
  • At the end of the itinerary the guide will introduce the Museums of Strada Nuova to the participants, who will then proceed alone. Please note that the visit to the Museums should be done on the same day of the tour
Cancelation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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