Embark on the “Genoa Historic Highlights: A Walk Through Time” tour, a comprehensive exploration of this storied city. From the UNESCO-listed palaces along Via Garibaldi to the ancient gates that once protected this maritime republic, each stop on this tour immerses you in centuries of history. Discover the architectural splendor of the Doge’s Palace, the sacred artifacts within the Treasury Museum, and the humble beginnings of Christopher Columbus. This walking tour offers a rich tapestry of cultural and historical insights, ideal for those eager to delve deep into the heart of Genoa.

Please note: The availability and accessibility of attractions may vary based on time of day and crowd conditions, ensuring each visit is a unique experience.

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  • Admire the Gothic beauty of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.
  • Visit the maritime heritage site, Palace of San Giorgio.
  • Reflect at the childhood home of Christopher Columbus.


  • Professional local tour guide


  • Train ticket daily card- 18.50€/person.

Route & Duration

7 hours
  • 1

    Garibaldi Street

    Stroll down Via Garibaldi, known for its magnificent palaces and museums. This street is part of Genoa’s UNESCO-listed heritage and showcases splendid examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

  • 2

    The Palace of San Giorgio

    Visit the Palace of San Giorgio, originally built as a house for the Bank of Saint George, one of the oldest in the world. It’s now an iconic symbol of Genoa's rich maritime history.

  • 3

    The Gothic Cathedral of San Lorenzo

    Explore the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, notable for its striking black-and-white striped facade and a richly decorated interior. This cathedral is a cornerstone of Genoese spiritual and cultural life.

  • 4

    The Treasury Museum

    Discover the Treasury Museum, located within the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, where sacred relics and art, including the famed Sacro Catino, are housed.

  • 5

    Doge's Palace

    Visit the Doge's Palace, a stunning example of Genoese architecture, which has played a central role in the city's administrative life for centuries. It now hosts art exhibitions and cultural events.

  • 6

    Christopher Columbus House

    See the house where Christopher Columbus, one of Genoa’s most famous sons, is said to have been born. Although small, it offers a glimpse into the early life of the explorer.

  • 7

    Porta Soprana Gate

    Walk through the Porta Soprana, the ancient city gate of Genoa. It stands as a part of the city's medieval defensive walls and offers a picturesque historical landmark.

  • 8

    The Central Square/ Central Rooms

    Conclude your tour in the heart of Genoa, at the Central Square, surrounded by vibrant city life and framed by historic buildings, including elegant shops and cafés.

Meeting Point

The main entrance of La Spezia Centrale railway station (19122 La Spezia, SP, Italy) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.