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Old Port (Porto Antico)

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Address: Calata Molo Vecchio 15 | Magazzini Del Cotone, Modulo 5 Primo Piano, 16128 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2485711
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cute area

cute harbor area with a few cafes, nothing major. Genoa deserves to be cleaner. The over road is a bit odd, but provides shadow in high summer

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

They have tried very hard to make this a tourist attraction and it is a nice place to stroll if you have limited time in Genoa, from the aquarium catch the little tour train great value at 8€ for a 45 minute tour round this city up the hill into the residential areas it is a beautiful city and well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

cute harbor area with a few cafes, nothing major. Genoa deserves to be cleaner. The over road is a bit odd, but provides shadow in high summer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

A whole new way to reuse what would have been leftovers from the past now that shipping has outgrown the old port.

Thank Mem D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Beautiful place to stroll during the afternoon and watch the many types and shapes of boats that could be seen anchored here. Nice to see the sunset reflect on the ships and the sea. The historical old city walls can be seen from the port.

Thank Hydrogels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Deep blue sea teeming with fish, boats, food, walks, bikes - a real delight to be there and for us it was Food Festival time too

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

wow what a forgettable experience this was. We went for the aquarium which was overpriced. the port is dirty and filled with annoying pan handlers and vendors forcing their goods on you. we expected something more classic if not classy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

There's such a wonderful collection of things to do wandering around the Porto Antico. I started by having a guided tour arranged through the Genova tourist bureau and I can highly recommend that as a way to get oriented and really enjoy the space.

Thank WaterArt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

While in Genoa a must see. The port is unbelieveable and the acquarium is one of the finest to see. Never seen so many different species of animal/water life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

There are many interesting shops and restaurants/cafes in the area beyond the Aquarium. Fascinating Fair Trade-type store with plenty of cafes for a coffee. The restaurants range from argentinian steakhouses to traditional pizza restaurants as well as more exotic sushi bars. Plenty to see, including a crane-type elevator for a panoramic view of the port area. Lots of interesting ships... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

When we went down to Porto Antico when staying in Genoa we expected to see and hear lots of nice boats, cafes and bars and for it to be lively. So we were disappointed to find that it was none of that. Whether we went out of season or whether it was because they seemed to be doing lots of... More 

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