About this wheelchair accessible tour of Genoa and Portofino.
Discover Genoa and Portofino during this 5 hour private tour. Together with your officially licensed guide, you will see all the main sights. You meet your guide at the cruise terminal, or at your accommodation, and with private adapted transport you head to Portofino.
Your wheelchair accessible Genoa and Portofino tour starts with a scenic drive to Portofino, about an hour from Genoa. This town is famous for its colorful houses that line the coast and the resorts that attract many high-end clientele. In Portofino, your walking/rolling starts, while your guide shares all about the rich and diverse history of this little town.
Main sights in Portofino
You visit the Piazzetta, which is the main square of the town. The square is situated in a bay filled with fisher’s boats. Along the coastline, you find lovely restaurants where you can enjoy a coffee or some of the local delicacies. Moreover, when you look up, you see the brown castle, a fortress that once served as a defense mechanism against intruders. Another highlight is the church of S. Giorgio, named after a saint who used to be one of the most prominent military saints. His story is immortalized in Saint George and the Dragon’s legend.
After discovering everything about Portofino, it is time to head back to Genoa. Back in Genoa, your guide will share the history behind the oldest military hospital in Europe. Next up is the gorgeous architecture from the renaissance period that frames the Via Garibaldi. This street is a UNESCO world heritage site, and once you are there, you will see why that is.
Sights in Genoa
Furthermore, in Genoa, you see the Piazza Ferrari, known for its big fountain that they restored a couple of years ago. You will see the palace Ducale that used to belong to one of the Doges that ruled over Genoa. Now it serves as a museum. And you will explore the old center of Genoa. See some of the stunning palaces and get to know their stories through your guide.
From Genoa, your guide brings you back to the cruise terminal or to your accommodation.