Genoa in the footsteps of Columbus

What it includes

  • 3 hour walk with a personal guide in the most interesting sights of Genoa
  • 3 marble Christopher Columbus’s Monuments
  • Visit of the section dedicated to C. Columbus in the Galata Museum of the Sea
  • external visit of the House of Columbus
  • external visit of the former Grimaldi Palace, nowadays museum hosting the Columbus’s letter
  • final stop for a glass of local white wine with authentic focaccia on a terrace overlooking the old town.

Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Explore Genoa, Italy’s largest seaport, on a 3-hour guided walk with a personal guide. Discover the city’s grandeur and its squalor, its sparkling light and deep shadows. Your guide will tell you about the development of the powerful maritime republic since the time of Christopher Columbus, say mid XV century.

See key sites related to the life and times of Columbus, from the section dedicated to him in the Galata Museum of the Sea, to his parent’s house and the district where he lived during his adolescence. From the Renaissance Palace, nowadays the town hall and museum, that houses a collection of his letters, to the monuments that exalt it as the greatest admiral of all time: the large and tall one in the square of the main train station; the statue of the young thoughtful Colombo, work of the famous sculptor Giulio Monteverde; the beautiful marble statue of a sitting Columbus looking at a map, in the cloister of the Colombo High School.

The tour will take you through the old town, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights in Genoa, and explain the history of the area in relation to Columbus.

As the tour ends you’ll stop for a Genoese aperitif – a glass of local white wine with authentic focaccia bread to enjoy on a terrace overlooking the old town.

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