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Old Port, Genoa

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Soaked in history and rich in local color, Old Port houses museums, movie theaters, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Renowned architect Renzo Piano redeveloped this area in the 1990s, restoring the historic buildings, like the old cotton warehouse, and creating new landmarks that have become the city’s biggest tourist draws. Take a long walk along the seafront promenade and be sure to visit the harbor’s biggest attractions, which include a museum dedicated to the city’s special relationship to the sea and a modern aquarium. Genoa remains an important port on the Mediterranean, and this busy harbor is filled to the brim with yachts, ferries, cargo ships, and boats of all sizes. Stop by for a bit of sightseeing, shopping, and fine dining. Plan to visit Old Port and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Genoa attractions using our Genoa trip planning site .
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  • One of the biggest ports of the Mediterranean. in the old port is the largest aquarium in Europe. The port is equipped with a special elevator that lifts you high above the Earth and allows you to admire the surroundings through glass walls. The Ducal Palace San Giorgio is a magnificent Palace, covered with many frescoes and decorative elements of the Palace has its own unique history of San Giorgio was and the Palace and residence of officials, and even a prison, in which spent some time Marco Polo, writing his memoirs, which later inspired the great son of the expedition of Christopher Columbus, Genoa. In the port you can see an excellent copy of the Spanish galleon of the XVII century "Neptune." The trjohmachtovyj frigate involved in films, now converted into a museum.
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  • If you come to Genoa in the warm months I recommend you go to visit the old port is really special there are bars restaurants playground Aquarius bigo cinema pool hotel the Ferris wheel and more virtually is a small city in the city but mostly it's the sea that frankly is a great look and relaxing try it
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  • Recommended for both walking around but especially as a basis for starting on a boat that will make you to sightsee the sea, to be in the Center, is quite nice. Present many yards
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  • Ordinary food - pasta dishes mostly, questionable wine. Did not bother to complain that I was served still water when I had ordered 'con gas'
  • Had a beer in the sun on the terrace at lunch. Very nice and relaxing
  • Nice food
  • No value for price, too expensive compared to quality. The regulars I saw being treated better, I ate the same things of the person sitting at the table close by and the portions were very different. Would not recommend it to anyone
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  • Good bar for a lunch break. Very nice terrace with a nice locstion the city's Marina
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