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Old Port (Porto Antico)

Palazzina San Giobatta, 16128 Genoa, Italy (Sottoripa)
39 010 2485711
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Ranked #23 of 141 attractions in Genoa
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Bagni di Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A variety of things to do here from wine bars and some good restaurants to a visit to the Galleon used a prop in film and port museum. The Galleon entry free was too expensive for the little there was to see and parts of the port seemed quite dangerous, even when accompanied by other people some streets were intimidating... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

There were plenty of attractions here but they were not to my taste. It was a nice walk as long as you don't mind all the street traders.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Just back a fantastic 7 day cruise on this beautiful ship and found the Cruise Critic review particularly helpful. We picked up a great deal on Travelzoo which included flights to Barcelona and an overnight hotel stay which we chose to take at the end rather than beginning of our cruise. This standard of the ship is exceptional, with helpful... More

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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

nice smallish port for the start of a great 7 day x-mas cruise on the magnificent msc splendida. at 130,000 tons and 18 storeys high a real las vegas - city on the seas !

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

didnt like this area at all, lots of people loitering around looking shifty I think the area needs regenerating

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168 reviews 168 reviews
27 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Sorry but it just didn’t do it for us! It’s full of fake stuff, rubbishy souvenirs, pushy vendors, litter and general tourist tat. There are a lot of grungy touristic restaurants too. Also a major elevated roadway cuts right across the port – spoiling the view back to the old town. There are some impressive boats – but no more... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Not attractive, not much to see. Genova is a commercial port, its people are really fantastic, but it is not a recreative tourist destination.

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Cairns, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

As some reviewers stated Porto Antico is a total waste of time. Little food or restaurants on offer and prices well over priced. The area is swarming with illegal immigrants selling copied products. The Glass globe with plants in it was closed and glass dirty not really an attraction to drag anyone in. The aquarium over priced, and the uneven... More

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Lyon, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

The natural port and surrounding hills offer a hint to why this old pet exists. Modern touches are a good start but it still feels just a touch dodgy with some incomplete projects and people aggressively hawking cheap wares. Highlights: the views, people watching, Eataly food emporium, Citta del Bambini science museum. The aquarium is good but not great. The... More

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