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Old Port (Porto Antico), Genoa

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Soaked in history and rich in local color, Old Port (Porto Antico) 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. To visit Old Port (Porto Antico) and get the most from your holiday in Genoa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Genoa itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Genoa

Located just steps from the city's famous tourist sites, Genoa's centrally located B&Bs and hotels offer comfortable lodgings suitable for all tastes and budgets. To avoid the expense and stress of driving and parking in Genoa's central districts, look for a boutique hotel just outside the city center. Staying out of the busy heart of Genoa is a practical and affordable compromise, offering a good base for exploring numerous fishing villages located along the coastline. Hostels operating in residential areas also offer private parking and easy access to buses into the center of town.
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  • Genoa was great for us on our first visit to Northern Italy. I had researched local legend, Renzo Piano, a great architect who designed the aquarium here and made plans to redesign the location of the...  more »
  • It had the potential of becoming one of the best areas in town but sadly all bars and restaurant in it are all quite bad regarding their offers and also very expensive. It should be full of crowded ni...  more »
  • The architecture in Genoa is truly amazing. The port is full of boats and tourists. Next to the aquarium and tons of shopping  more »
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  • The best Marina on Med !
  • Very nice port, just walk around and admire beautiful boats, hanging out, small espresso.... la vita bella.
  • Probably the best landing place to the city, I recommend this Marina, serious kind and very professional, I forgot they only have twenty years of experience, the Marina also has parking which is ideally
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  • You can walk quietly savoring sea air, admiring the boats of various types and you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Very premises for an ice cream, a drink or dinner.
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  • Marina for pleasure craft. Very well kept and very close to the center of Genoa. Near the Aquarium. Well supervised.
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