Genoa Fortresses

What it includes

  • 3 hours guided tour with qualified Tourist Guide
  • Funicular transport
  • Description of the history of the Walls in relation to the events of the city of Genoa
  • Easy walks on paved or beaten roads
  • Photo stops

On this walk you will visit the landscape of the Protected Natural Area of local interest called Parco delle Mura. The walls that give it its name are the New Walls, built in the seventeenth century to defend the city and its port basin. They are still well preserved but almost invisible from the town. For this reason we invite you to follow us and discover this magnificent place, sometimes wild, that surrounds the city and meet nature. There is a natural environment at the same time Mediterranean and Alpine: it is a landscape of trees, walls, panoramas, where the noises are those of the wind blowing on the grass of the meadows and of the birds singing among the pine trees.

We will leave from the terminus of the Funicolare del Righi, in Largo Zecca. After a first tunnel his path becomes spectacular and its slopes offer moments of thrill and excitement. The final view at the Monte Righi station. Here the gaze is lost on the horizon which on clear days also allows you to see … Corsica!

From the terminus, we will go up following the road of the walls and first meeting the Righi Astronomical Observatory and another very panoramic point. Here ends the urban area of ​​the city, which you can admire and photograph below you in all its extension. Then we will pass a bridge over the moat of the first defensive wall of the Fort Castellaccio, and we will enter the wood that runs along the long building up to reach the wide road on the bastion of the walls with the view that opens towards the sharp bulk of Forte Sperone. On the right, the view extends to the sea in the direction of Monte di Portofino, over the Val Bisagno and towards Monte Fasce. In the background the peaks of the Genoese Apennines up to the distant peak of Mount Antola.
The walk proceeds towards the west after having passed Forte Sperone. It dominates the Val Polcevera in the west and east Genoa, offering a magnificent view of the ancient center and the modern city, of the port, the Lanterna and the Ligurian Sea.
Through an equipped gymnastic path we will be able to return to the terminus of the Funicolare del Righi, or walk down to the city using the narrow streets called crose, those sung by Fabrizio De André in the famous song: “Creuza de ma”.

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