About this wheelchair accessible tour of the Highlights of Genoa
Discover the main highlights of Genoa during this half day tour. Together with an officially licensed guide, you see all the major sights, accompanied by explanations, anecdotes, and stories. You will meet your guide at the cruise port. And with private adapted transport you head to Genoa. The guide can also meet you directly at your city center hotel.
UNESCO world heritage
One of the main stops on this wheelchair accessible Genoa tour is Palazzo della Commenda. Here you will learn more about the oldest military hospital in Europe. From the square, you head to Via Garibaldi, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Beautiful buildings and palaces frame the street and are built by the Genoese aristocracy during the Renaissance period. Stroll over the road to find your perfect souvenir and take some holiday pictures.
Driving over de Via, you will end up in the heart of the city at Piazza Ferrari, known for its impressive fountain, which is completely restored a few years ago. Admire the Palazzo Ducale, which was once the home to one of the late Doges. A Doge used to be in charge as a ruler over Genoa, a Commander of the Genoese and Defender of the People. Nowadays, the impressive Palace serves as a museum and is a center for cultural events and art exhibitions.
Your wheelchair accessible Genoa tour continues to the historical center of Genoa. The city has been nicknamed la Superba, which means: the proud one. Find out why, and discover everything there is to know about Genoas glorious past, impressive landmarks, and the fact that this city has been the capital of one of the most powerful maritime republics for over seven centuries. Get drawn back in time while strolling over the old streets along the lovely bars and typical cafes.
Palazzo San Giorgio
The final stop of your tour is at the Palazzo San Giorgio. A beautifully decorated palace that belonged to one of the first Doges of Genoa. Marvel at the murals that were designed by Frate Oliverio, a Cistercian monk. A story goes that in the 13th century, Marco Polo was locked up in this Palace.
Before your guide brings you back to the cruise port, you will enjoy a fantastic view of the city from Castelletto. Do not forget your camera!