Uncover the city’s special relationship to the sea at Galata Museo del Mare. The narrative starts on the ground floor with the story of native son Christopher Columbus. The evolution of the sailing ship is explained in detail through paintings, charts, and handmade scale models. Next, high-tech exhibits trace the history of the city’s reign as a medieval maritime power. The second floor houses a vast collection of old maps and globes, while the third floor narrates the story of the more recent Italian emigration to America. For a hands-on experience of this part of the country’s history, grab your own immigrant passport and ticket and become a third-class passenger aboard a White Star liner, in a simulation of a transatlantic journey to New York. The arrival in Ellis Island is recreated with stunning accuracy, complete with surly immigration officials. The topmost floor of the building offers sweeping views of the cityscape, so be sure to bring your camera. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Galata Museo del Mare and many more Genoa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Genoa trip itinerary builder .
Tours to Galata Museo del Mare
Galata Museo del Mare Reviews
Рекомендую . Интересно . Время пролетит быстро. И в подводную лодку зайти, только каски нужно взять заранее в музее. more »Recommend. Interesting. Time will pass quickly. And enter the submarine to go, only helmets need to be taken in advance in the museum.
Bellissima esperienza al Galata. È da vedere assolutamente. Servono almeno tre ore per apprezzarne bene tutti i contenuti. Bellissimi i contenuti tecnologici di cui molti interattivi e i simulatori (d... more »Beautiful experience at Galata. It's a must-see. It takes at least three hours to enjoy all the content. Beautiful technological content of which many interactive and simulators (document yourself first since it's worth it!). Don't miss the submarine Nazario Sauro too: it makes you think about the life of the military above and above all below sea level!
The Galata Museo del Mare is more than just a museum, it is a cathedral of nautical history. Want to learn about the glory days of the Republic of Genoa? Then look no further. 5 floors of education, from the medieval time period to modern day, this is surely the comprehensive history lesson you've been searching for!
The museum is very clean and put together. There some in English as well as an indoor 17th century ship you can go into. There is also a sub you can enter as well. This is a very well presented maritime museum however it was very disappointing not to have more English translations. Note to the museum ... not everyone visiting speaks Italian!
Places to stay near Galata Museo del Mare
Plan your trip to Genoa
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Genoa
Hidden gems in Genoa
View all >
View all >
Nearby attractions in Genoa
Plans to Galata Museo del Mare by other users
10 days in Genoa & Mangalia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Genoa BY A USER FROM ITALY October, culture, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Liguria BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Italian Riviera BY A USER FROM ITALY October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in Europe, Canada & United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Liguria BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium