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Old Port, Genoa

#9 of 377 in Things to do in Genoa
Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
Soaked in history and rich in local color, Old Port houses museums, movie theaters, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Renowned architect Renzo Piano redeveloped this area in the 1990s, restoring the historic buildings, like the old cotton warehouse, and creating new landmarks that have become the city’s biggest tourist draws. Take a long walk along the seafront promenade and be sure to visit the harbor’s biggest attractions, which include a museum dedicated to the city’s special relationship to the sea and a modern aquarium. Genoa remains an important port on the Mediterranean, and this busy harbor is filled to the brim with yachts, ferries, cargo ships, and boats of all sizes. Stop by for a bit of sightseeing, shopping, and fine dining. Plan to visit Old Port and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Genoa attractions using our Genoa trip planning site.
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  • You hear sirens regularly here. Those vehicles with sirens come to a stop here and do their thing. Any place where you hear so much sirens is not good for tourists to visit. Dilapidated place.  more »
  • A huge harbour full of excellent and enjoyable things to see and do. The harbour is bigger than i thought. It has an aquarium, a maritime museum, it a port full of cruise ships and super yachts. It...  more »
  • Great place, ambience makes up for the slow service. But the service is good when you do get their attention.
  • Friendly service, reasonable prices... Only had tiramisu, which was great! Would definitely come back.

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