Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari: Our most recommended tours and activities

Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Ticket

1. Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Ticket

World Heritage-listed Genoa is the capital of Liguria and birthplace of Christopher Columbus. See many of its monuments and its grand 16th and 17th century palaces on the Strade Nueve, on a hop-on hop-on sightseeing tour. With your 24 or 48-hour ticket you’ll see more than just splendid buildings. Genoa presents a multitude of hidden gems waiting for you to discover. The double-decker bus departs from Piazza Caricamento and provides easy access to both of the city’s train stations, as well as ideal stopping points for shopping. Explore at your own pace as you hop off at attractions such as the Cathedral San Lorenzo, built in a patchwork of styles, from Gothic to Renaissance. Admire the huge Palazzo Ducale before jumping back on the bus to continue your journey to the city’s splendid museums. The town's best art collections can be visited in the 3 palaces of the Musei di Strada, where you’ll find masterpieces by Rubens along with many other local and Italian artists. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the top deck. Take a stroll along the elegant Via Garibaldi, located in the cultural center of Genoa and lined with grand buildings and fine stores. By the rejuvenated Porto Antico you’ll find a number of attractions suitable for the entire family, including the aquarium where you can watch dolphins play. Buses run daily every 30 to 60 minutes until early evening, when you can take some time to discover Genoa’s active nightlife scene. The hub of evening activity lies in the historic part of town along the stretch bordered by Piazza Sarzano and Via San Lorenzo. Back on the bus the next day, within the ticket’s 24 or 48-hour period, you can stop off at the Bigo, a replica of a device that was used years ago to offload cargo from the ships. You’ll enjoy multilingual commentary on the bus, making it an ideal way to take in Genoa’s best attractions in a convenient, comfortable, and fun way. Line A- Red Line Stops 1) Caricamento 2) Via Garibaldi 3) Piazza De Ferrari 4) Brignole Train Station 5) Via XX Settembre 6) Carignano 7) Corvetto 8) Portello 9) Principe Train Station 10) Cruise Terminal Line B - Blue Line Stops 1) Caricamento 2) Via Garibaldi 3) Piazza De Ferrari 4) Levante Water Front - upon request 5) Boccadasse 6) Scalinata Borghese - upon request 7) Via XX Settembre 8) Corvetto 9) Portello 10) Principe Train Station 11) Cruise Terminal

Genoa: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

2. Genoa: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa! Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose with the magnificent buildings that surround it. Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its unique white facade and let yourself be lost in the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Still the palazzo Ducale mansion will fill the memory of your mobile phone, as it is the heart of Genoa. Admire the Piazza de Ferrari famous for its bronze fountain. The imposing Porta Soprana will captivate you, while Christopher Columbus' House it will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour since it will show you the house of the most famous Genoese ever born!

Genoa for you: the Old City Walking Tour

3. Genoa for you: the Old City Walking Tour

Set out from the meeting point at the Old Port and immerse yourself in the city center while discovering the most picturesque spots in town. Feel the charm and beauty of one of the largest medieval city centers of Europe by strolling between the historic and traditional alleyways. Admire the beautiful facades, courtyards, several palaces like Palazzo san Giorgio, the old Genoese bank, Palazzo Ducale, the seat of the Doge, the Cathedral, and much more. Photograph the Piazza De Ferrari with elegant twentieth-century architecture and the main meeting and shopping area in town. Marvel at Via Garibaldi, the heart of the Unesco site with its "Palazzi", frescoes, and decorations.

Genoa: City Exploration Game and Tour

4. Genoa: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Genoa. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa. Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose and the magnificent buildings that surround it. Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its distinct white facade and wonder at the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its original interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Marvel at the palazzo Ducale mansion and admire the Piazza de Ferrari, famous for its bronze fountain.

Genoa: Finance and Nobility Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Genoa: Finance and Nobility Self-Guided Audio Tour

The apparent low profile of the today's city hides a past of sly and smart businessmen who had made luxury a habit, as UNESCO has discovered. If you like the unexpected, follow this Arianna's thread in the labyrinth of the Genoese alleys, around the highlights, to discover behind almost every corner secret beauties and breathtaking works of art. You'll give a look at the main points of interest of the town with the eyes of a local who loves to share the authentic - not only the popular - and believes that a tour must be more than dates and figures: I'll take you by the hand into my Genova! Some highlights include • Stories of the inhabitants of the opulent medieval residences • The interiors of Genoa’s richest church • Hear about the first football club in Italy • A historical confectionary shop • Find out why a 16th century fountain is inside a department store • Take in the splendour of the fountain in the Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

Genoa: Old Town and Harbour by Night Self-guided Walk

6. Genoa: Old Town and Harbour by Night Self-guided Walk

Genoa is one of the most popular destinations in Italy due to the numerous historical sights and cultural institutions. The picturesque old town is the largest in Europe and impresses with its imposing buildings and its narrow streets, the "caruggi". The grand palaces, such as the Palazzo Ducale in Piazza de Ferrari is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. The streets and buildings offer their special magic at night when there is this picturesque light. Therefore, this self-guided tour is a unique way to discover Genoa's nocturnal magic on your own, without fear of "taking a wrong turn somewhere". At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour starts at the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and continues through the city's central square, Piazza de Ferrari, where you will also find the Genoa Opera House with its magnificent monument to Nicolò Paganini. On you go through narrow alleys down to the old town, the Centro storico di Genova, including the Square of Perfect Love, on to the harbour promenade and the highlights in the historic harbour. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Genoa by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Genoa! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Private Walking Tour of Genoa

7. Private Walking Tour of Genoa

Dive deep into the heart of Genoa, one of Italy's most captivating and historically rich cities. With a dedicated private guide by your side, this walking tour will immerse you in a cityscape where the whispers of the past resonate through modern-day marvels. Commence your journey at the iconic Piazza De Ferrari, Genoa's main square, where the majestic fountain plays centerpiece against a backdrop of neo-classical and modern buildings. From here, you'll be drawn into a labyrinth of narrow alleys, locally known as ‘caruggi’. These winding pathways are the very veins of Genoa, revealing hidden gems at every turn, from quaint trattorias emitting tantalizing aromas to age-old shops showcasing traditional crafts. One of the many highlights of your tour will be the illustrious Via Garibaldi, which houses a series of grand palaces, each a testament to Genoa’s opulent past during the Renaissance era. Marvel at their intricate facades, and if curiosity beckons, delve into some of them which have now been transformed into museums. No visit to Genoa is complete without acknowledging its maritime heritage. As you approach the old port, you'll encounter the robust Genoa Aquarium, Europe's largest, and the Bigo, an architectural marvel offering panoramic views of the city. Your guide, brimming with tales of Genoese sailors, traders, and explorers, will ensure you grasp the gravity of Genoa's maritime influence. Throughout your tour, your guide will weave tales of notable figures who left their mark here, from Christopher Columbus, who set sail to discover new worlds, to the renowned violinist Niccolò Paganini, who struck chords that still reverberate today. Whether you're an architecture enthusiast, a history buff, or simply a curious traveler, this tour promises a comprehensive understanding of Genoa. Its mix of old-world charm, maritime legends, and Renaissance artistry will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on your travel memories. Conclude your excursion with personalized recommendations from your guide, ensuring the rest of your stay in Genoa is just as memorable. Embrace the spirit of Genoa, a city that, once visited, lingers in the heart forever.

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What people are saying about Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Very nice experience I saw beautiful monuments especially the huge statues and the fountain in the square a bit complicated to take a picture with the roof closed but it was good all the same

Everything is easy to understand and a good way, especially for families, to experience all the sights of a city.

You can see a lot of Genoa. Be sure to get off at Boccadasse. It's extremely worth it!

Everything worked wonderfully. Buses were on time - guides worked. everything's ok.

It is a must to do when visiting a city, the bus ride.