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Old Port (Porto Antico)

Palazzina San Giobatta, 16128 Genoa, Italy (Sottoripa)
39 010 2485711
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Ranked #24 of 146 attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
230 visitor photos
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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place to visit. Be careful about people coming up and talking to you. People will try to sell you things, just ignore and keep moving. Nice place to visit and a lot of things nearby.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Old Port, or Porto Antico, is the main tourist area of Genoa to visit. It was nice to just wonder around the port and browse through the shops and markets that where taking place while we were there. The Old Port area also has a biodome, an enclosed ecological system that sits just above the water, a large aquarium... More

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Galway, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a fascinating area with various ways to pass a day.The aquarium,museum,biosphere,restaurants and Genoa F.C. club shop are just some of what's on offer.just as good is to sit in the sunshine and 'people watch'.Thre was also a good Sicilian food and craft market in operation during my visit,I enjoyed excellent takeaway deep-fried fish,gnocchi and courgette from an establishment... More

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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Romantic and clean. Nice restaurants and it's a pleasure to visit by day or night. Stay away from the "pirate ship"! It looks nice from outside, but inside it's a catastrophe! Everything is crumbled, it is far from any safety place for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Everyone ends up here sooner or later, maybe to do a ferry ride up the coast or take in some of the atmosphere of older waterfront Genoa and it's past decadence. The Pirate Galleon is really an incredible thing to look at and is a photographers dream.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a charming port that is a must see if you are in Genoa. It is a working port-of-call in that I saw many “cruisers” (both mega yachts and medium to large sized sailboats / power boats) anchored there. Many good restaurants located here. A place for shopping. Tourist attractions include an aquarium, a biosphere, a wooden warship replica... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We arrived at the waterfront car park late afternoon and immediately felt intimidated by the undesirables who were clearly sizing us up. We 3 are very well travelled and confident 40-year-olds but all were uneasy and felt anxious. When we walked to our hotel which was only 5 mins away we passed 3 brothels on the way and the narrow... More

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Large open area, not too busy and plenty of places to people watch. Also, follow the harbour around towards the East to gawp at the gin palaces.

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Hale, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

In the sunshine, surrounded by Italian families and couples, we found the port area pleasant enough. However, when we returned in the evening for dinner at a local restaurant, the whole atmosphere had changed and the place had a rather intimidating, menacing feel, due to the types who were loitering about. As two women we felt unsafe. I really liked... More

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The old port is nice to walk around there are a few restaurants nearby but other then that there's not a lot to see and do. The aquarium is there but is very overpriced. Overall it was okay nothing fantastic.

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