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Things to do in Genoa

Visit the world-famous aquarium, try pasta with pesto and ride the free funicular

Top 10 things to do

#1
Aquarium of Genoa

Dive into the sea and meet over 12,000 marine creatures in Italy's largest aquarium

4.5 (5,563 reviews)
#2
Genoa Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Explore Genoa - get up close and personal with the beauty of the city with a bus tour

4.2 (69 reviews)
#3
Galata Museo del Mare

Calling all wannabe sailors and aspiring sea captains. The Galata Museo del Mare in Genoa offers 12,000 m2 of exhibition space covering man's longtime relationship with the sea. The building itself is the oldest surviving construction in the dockyard of the old Republic. It's a worthwhile attraction for anyone interested in the ocean, immigration, and the history of Genoa.

4.5 (580 reviews)
#4
The City of Children and Youth

Learn while you play at The City of Children and Youth in Genoa

4.4 (246 reviews)
#5
Genoa Porto Antico

Discover a captivating waterfront district that seamlessly blends history, culture, and charm

4.4 (87 reviews)
#6
Portofino Day Trips from Genove

Experience Portofino, an Italian paradise in pastel hues

3 (2 reviews)
#7
Biosphere

The Biosphere is a stunning glass sphere close to Genoa's Aquarium in the Old Port. Known affectionately as 'The Glass Bubble' it was designed by superstar architect Renzo Piano for the July 2001 G8 Meeting. This tropical paradise is home to over 150 species of plants, as well as a rainforest that protects numerous birds, butterflies, and reptiles.

4 (146 reviews)
#8
Lighthouse of Genoa

The second-tallest lighthouse in the world (if taken as a whole with the natural rock formation from which it protrudes), the Lighthouse of Genoa is an emblematic landmark of the city, and one of the area's top cultural attractions, affording glorious views across the seas and the rooftops. Constructed in 1128, it is also the third-oldest lighthouse in the world.

4.4 (237 reviews)
#9
Bigo Panoramic Lift

The Bigo Panoramic Lift is part of the Aquarium, situated in the middle of Genoa's Porto Antico. Bird's eye views of the harbour and everyday life will put your Genoa time (and maybe your whole life) into perspective.

4.2 (73 reviews)
#10
Toirano Caves

The Toirano Caves are a karst cave system in the municipality of Toirano, in the province of Savona, Liguria, Italy. The caves are home to ancient human and cave bear remains, as well as a cellar for some 12,000 bottles of Durin Spumante wine.

4.8 (44 reviews)

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  • Genoa

Genoa Family Pass

  • Aquarium of Genoa: Entry Ticket + Lunch
  • Biosphere
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Genoa
  • The City of Children and Youth
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