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Discover Genoa

Genova, Italy

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Experience hosted by Nica

2.5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French

What you'll do

We will travel together through time and discover hidden angles of Genoa. We'll discover its beauty and its charm. Known as the Superb from the Middle Age to the Renaissance; important center of the Baroque. Famous during the Grand Tour, to the point of being chosen as a city where to spend a longer period of time and source of inspiration to writers, poets, singers and actors. Come with me to feel some of their emotions too!!
We will meet in the Columbus house to enter the city through the walls of the Barbarossa (1100 ac). Together we'll discover a hidden square with a dramatic past, we'll discover the origin of Genoa, its meaning and where was born. Right after we’ll discover who was Embriaco, a hero of the city and a precious church. We'll walk through particular squares with evocative names. We'll know the story of a beautiful lady who inspired Botticelli. After a pause of an ice cream we’ll visit the Cathedral, see the tree that gives fortune to the city, see where Einstein lived. We'll discover San Matteo square with its legends and treasures. Our tour will end at Piazza de Ferrari and Doge’s Palace, where Paganini was in prison and are sculptured the enemies of the Republic. You'll have opportunity to take pictures from particular angles
Other things to note
We will do the tour also in case of rain. If you need further information or would like to deepen the visit with different information just let me know. I can personalized our walk depending on your interests.
We will travel together through time and discover hidden angles of Genoa. We'll discover its beauty and its charm. Known as the Superb from the Middle Age to the Renaissance; important center of the Baroque. Famous during the Grand Tour, to the point of being chosen as a city where to spend a longer period of time and source of inspiration to writers, poets, singers and actors. Come with me to feel some of their emotions too!!
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Nica's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    a small pastry or icecream
  • Equipment
    Map of the city
From $37
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Fri, Nov 27
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Sat, Nov 28
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person

Meet your host, Nica

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Nica a citizen of the world, born in Chile, lived in New York, Milan, Barcelona and Genoa, where I decided to stay 15 years ago. Genoa fascinated me, here I didn’t only find the love of my life, but also the passion for history &art. I also got the opportunity to get a second degree & a master in events organization. In this city I have collaborated in organizing wine itineraries, design festival, gala dinners and cultural events. In these years I have seen the great evolution Genoa has had, I’ve learned to know every single corner and I’ve learned to love it!! This is where I want to spend the rest of my life. Genoa is a difficult city, difficult to penetrate and understand, but if you manage to discover it, you can’t help to love it!! I’ll give you the instruments to discover its great charm and history. We could be with my husband
I'm Nica a citizen of the world, born in Chile, lived in New York, Milan, Barcelona and Genoa, where I decided to stay 15 years ago. Genoa fascinated me, here I didn’t only find the love of my life, but also the passion for history &art. I also got the opportunity to get a second degree & a master in events organization. In this city I have collaborated in organizing wine itineraries, design festival, gala dinners and cultural events. In these years I have seen the great evolution Genoa has had…
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Where you'll be

We'll walk in the historical center, stopping to admire and learn events that occurred in beautiful squares, like Piazza San Matteo, Piazza delle Vigne and Piazza de Ferrari. We'll visit my favourite alleys, look up to admire details that if you were by yourself you wouldn't notice and try a very good ice cream. For me the direct street to love is knowledge, so I'll give you the instruments to make you love this city! you won't be just a tourist

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Giada
October 2020
Nica é stata gentilissima! Nonostante la nostra richiesta insolita, è stata in grado di farci immergere tra strati del tempo, aiutandoci ad ricercare la bellezza mutevole e nascosta di una città affascinante come Genova!
Neil
September 2020
Nica is great . Her love for Genoa is wonderful . She is so knowledgeable and such a great teacher you can’t fail to have a good time.
Leonie
October 2019
I’ve been living in Genoa for a few months but been away a lot for work - it’s an amazing city and I wanted to know more. Nica’s tour was so lovely and I loved her personal touches, expert knowledge and insights. She’s a very gifted communicator and a kind, gentle person - I highly recommend you choose this tour when visiting Genoa. All contact pre-tour was prompt, thoughtful and Nica’s enthusiasm is infectious. Thank you 😊
I’ve been living in Genoa for a few months but been away a lot for work - it’s an amazing city and I wanted to know more. Nica’s tour was so lovely and I loved her personal touche…
Jeannette
September 2019
Perfect introduction to discover the secrets spots of Genoa. Fantastic tour with an extraordinary guide! Particular spots to take pictures. Nica adapted her tour to my interests and needs, she gave me a lot of tips of restaurants, places to visit and information of the city, included a map. I highly recommend to take Nica's tour, preferably during the beginning of your holiday; in this way you will have the instruments to visit an love this fascinating city. I had two hours of fun and emotions that I hardly would have had without taking her tour. I liked so much that I think I'll book the other experience she proposes "Magic Trekking to Nervi" Top experience. I highly recommend it!!!
Perfect introduction to discover the secrets spots of Genoa. Fantastic tour with an extraordinary guide! Particular spots to take pictures. Nica adapted her tour to my interests an…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

comfortable shoes and dress.

An umbrella in case of rain