Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa

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Uncover the city’s special relationship to the sea at Galata Museo del Mare. The narrative starts on the ground floor with the story of native son Christopher Columbus. The evolution of the sailing ship is explained in detail through paintings, charts, and handmade scale models. Next, high-tech exhibits trace the history of the city’s reign as a medieval maritime power. The second floor houses a vast collection of old maps and globes, while the third floor narrates the story of the more recent Italian emigration to America. For a hands-on experience of this part of the country’s history, grab your own immigrant passport and ticket and become a third-class passenger aboard a White Star liner, in a simulation of a transatlantic journey to New York. The arrival in Ellis Island is recreated with stunning accuracy, complete with surly immigration officials. The topmost floor of the building offers sweeping views of the cityscape, so be sure to bring your camera. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Galata Museo del Mare and many more Genoa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Genoa trip itinerary builder .
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  • By genovese would be worth taking your time and delve into especially the first part about the city's history and the geography of the port. From "tourist" who travels for the first time don't miss the simulation of emigration from the last century and the visit to the submarine. Very interactive, I consider it a great Museum suitable for everyone. Rooftop terrace.
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  • I had never visited the Museum of the sea and I must say it is recommended to everyone. Five stories wherever you go everything reminds you of life of Genoa and the sea. The visit to the Sub you can also skip
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  • Dear curator of the Museum, a Museum is a place or are kept objects in order to keep them (where your name lol!) but also a purpose teaching or poor ignorant people of my kind are hoping to find some information on the fabulous objects presentations. You provide audio guides in English only (I remind you that English-speaking Europeans are now part of the past with their Brexit!) more it seemed to me that only 1/10 of the objects had a code related to the audio guide. You are so a little disrespectful to foreign visitors who pay the modest sum of 18th in hoping to learn something! Travellers: this museum is unfortunately fabulous by its exhibits, its diversity and its design.
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  • Great museum of ships and immigration. Full scale Genoese galley, a schooner and other boat replicas. Interiors of passenger ships and a submarine that you can walk through. A great place to bring kids. I thought the section on immigration might be preachy but it was very well done and related the emmigrant experience in a meaningful way.
  • Excellebt maritime museum with lots to learn from, particularly enjoyed the migtation part of the museum which explained how Italians travelled to the Americas.
  • One of the nicest museums I've seen. Great also with kids. Lots of true scale replicas, a galley, part of a cruiser...
  • Great museum, lots of maritime historical learning and adventure for young and old. Genova is a port city with plenty of history this is a great place to start.
  • An expansive and very thorough walk through Genovas rich maritime history. The exhibits are very well done and many are interactive which is a very fun and engaging element. The first couple rooms you walk in you might not expect it to be as a awesome as it is past that point. I didn't get the audio tour in English which I regret since many exhibits are written in italian only.
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