Places, tales and flavors of old Genoa - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Simona
Registered on February 20, 2022

Hi everyone, I'm Simona, teacher and tour leader. Genovese doc, passionate and in love with my city, I love walking through the streets of Genoa and accompanying travelers and tourists to discover suggestive corners that only a local can know. I will tell you curiosities and anecdotes, I will show you sumptuous palaces and ancient churches, and then the historic shops in the alleys of Genoa, the tastings of our typical products, always offering different itineraries and trying to convey all my passion for this wonderful city. Furthermore, I will be more than happy to offer you my support throughout your stay via the GuruWalk chat or whatsapp: at any time you can ask me for information and suggestions on typical restaurants, bars for aperitifs, focaccerie. I will help you organize trips in the surrounding area and I will recommend the museums and the most beautiful buildings to visit. Do you want to discover the hidden charm of Genoa? Contact me!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover the places, tales and flavors of old Genoa with your guru Simona

The walk I propose starts right from the ancient port, to discover the alleys and Genoese street food.
Entering the historic center, the first stop will be the Palazzo San Giorgio, Sottoripa and Piazza Banchi, with the tasting of focaccia with pesto , a wonderful Genoese invention famous throughout the world. Then you will enter the heart of the old city, in the labyrinth of medieval alleys up to the cathedral and the ducal palace. You will discover what newsstands are, and, among Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, I will tell you stories, anecdotes and curiosities. On our journey back in time, you will admire in amazement the picturesque corners and hidden squares and you will be able to browse through the windows of the historic shops: the barbershop, the confectionery, the rotisseries, the tripe shop, the old butchers ...
You will not miss the coffee break in an old dairy that offers an amazing espresso with panera and we will continue through Strada Nuova, with its wonderful sixteenth-century buildings, up to the heights of Genoa, reachable with a vintage lift. The view is absolutely spectacular: the old town, the slate roofs, the harbor with its lantern, and of course, the sea. An unmissable must see!
Our tour will end in Piazza De Ferrari, the heart of Genoa.

During our walk I will be happy to photograph you in the most characteristic places and, at the end of the tour, you can count on me for information and suggestions regarding typical restaurants, bars, museums, exhibitions and markets. I will help you organize trips in the surrounding area, by train or by boat and, in case you need my support, I will assist you via chat or whatsapp for the rest of your vacation!

I wait for you!


The tour in Italian takes place on Saturdays only in the months of April May September and October. In the remaining months the tour in Italian will be carried out only on request, on days and times established according to your needs,
do not hesitate to contact me directly on whatsapp at 3472618033 to book!

- Tastings (optional) are not included in the price.
- In case of bad weather or in the presence of only one participant, the tour will not be carried out

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  • Meeting point:
    Calata Cattaneo, 1, 16128 Genova GE, ...
    Calata Cattaneo, 1, 16128 Genova GE, Italy
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    You will find me next to the bigo, the panoramic lift near the aquarium. I'm wearing the GuruWalk t-shirt!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Wolford 28 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

Simona's tour of Genova, was very very informative, interesting and just the right amount of historical and cultural detail. She has a very delightful manner and was v...

Natalie 26 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

We had a great morning with Simone, who took us around the alleyways of Genova and showed us all the highlights. She let the group choose what we would prefer to focus...

Karen 26 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Amazing tour - so much to see in Genoa. Many thanks

Sarah 19 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Simona was a wonderful guide. I would highly recommend this tour. It was one of the best things we did in Genoa. We loved the mix of history, food and culture.

Cristina 16 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Just awesome!!!

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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