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The Secrets of Genoa with Storyteller

Genova, Italy

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Experience hosted by Viviana & Alessandro

3 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

We will take you to the oldest part of the historical center and walk through an off beaten itinerary: there's really a lot to see in Genoa, but you need to be willing to observe details cause the beauty of the old town is more likely to be revealed to those who are determined to discover it.
We will take you to some charming spots of the city I'm sure you'd hardly find by yourself and make you travel through time by telling stories accompanied by the sound of a small guitar.
Other things to note
we recommend to wear comfy shoes

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Meet your host, Viviana & Alessandro

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 39 Reviews
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My name is Viviana, I feel really lucky to live in a charming city like Genoa and I would like to share its hidden treasures with travellers.
My husband Alessandro and I are passionate about music, he's a songwriter and a licensed tour leader, we like to sing and play guitar together, we've been doing it for years.
We like to share anecdotes and legends about the city, so likewise the old storytellers we thought that singing some stories would be a great way to make people discover the secrets of the city.
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Where you'll be

We'll start from Piazza della Nunziata and explore the enchanting district of Carmine; later on we will get down to Sottoripa close to the old harbour and from there we will climb the little Sarzano hill where Genoa was founded and explore some beautiful corners of the city, like Campopisano. Finally, walking along the old walls we will get to Porta Soprana.

Rated 4.77 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Andrea
October 2020
Alessandro ci ha portato con i suoi racconti in un viaggio fantastico. Circondati dalle mura di Genova abbiamo scoperto posti nascosti dove poter rivivere la città di un tempo. Esperienza interessante resa ancora più avvincente da Alessandro con le sue canzoni e i suoi racconti. Grazie del bellissimo pomeriggio.
Alessandro ci ha portato con i suoi racconti in un viaggio fantastico. Circondati dalle mura di Genova abbiamo scoperto posti nascosti dove poter rivivere la città di un tempo. Esp…
Berna
September 2020
A unique way of learning about Genua. Alessandro makes you feel welcome and comfortable. He is very professional. Such a nice human being
Francis
August 2020
Nous avons vécu une expérience formidable et ce tour de la ville historique nous a permis de nous plonger au coeur de l'histoire génoise avec bonne humeur. Alessandro est un super troubadour qui vous fera découvrir des bouts d'histoire et belles histoires !
Nous avons vécu une expérience formidable et ce tour de la ville historique nous a permis de nous plonger au coeur de l'histoire génoise avec bonne humeur. Alessandro est un super…
Yulia
August 2020
What can be better, than to walk the beautiful streets of Genova with a storyteller, who was born and raised here, and who has so much love for the city spirit and history, that he writes beautiful songs about it? I loved every moment of the walk, from narrow streets to charming squares, to elaborated portals of noble people of the past, to the beautiful spaces of the convent. I was already in love with the city, and now I got to see and feel more dimensions of it. Grazie, Alessandro.
What can be better, than to walk the beautiful streets of Genova with a storyteller, who was born and raised here, and who has so much love for the city spirit and history, that he…
Coraline
August 2020
Very unique experience. You get to discover a different Genoa from the one you expect to discover as a tourist. Alessandro had a lot of anecdotes and knowledge to share and even gave me some tips on how to discover Genoa after the experience! Only thing is I was sadly the only person to do the tour this day. I would recommend 100% though!
Very unique experience. You get to discover a different Genoa from the one you expect to discover as a tourist. Alessandro had a lot of anecdotes and knowledge to share and even ga…
Viviana
August 2020
Un'esperienza unica e avvincente. Alessandro ci ha regalato attimi davvero emozionanti con le sue abilità di menestrello, ha del tutto incantato nostro figlio e noi. Tour effettuato con 2 bambini molto piccoli e quindi con 2 passeggini; è stato impegnativo ma grazie ad Alessandro tutto molto fattibile. Un modo decisamente diverso di scoprire cose nuove di una città piena di storia. Straconsiglio questa esperienza perché unica nel suo genere.
Un'esperienza unica e avvincente. Alessandro ci ha regalato attimi davvero emozionanti con le sue abilità di menestrello, ha del tutto incantato nostro figlio e noi. Tour effettuat…

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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 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.