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Old Port (Porto Antico)

Palazzina San Giobatta, 16128 Genoa, Italy (Sottoripa)
39 010 2485711
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Ranked #28 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wonderful walk through time, mix of old & new...walking passages where Colombus lived...amazing ships, yachts, historical buildings. Visit, in my opinion, the most interesting Aquarium- I love Genoa!

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Bangalore, India
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This place is really cool place to visit in the evenings. I like to go for a walk to that place. It has everything from restaurant, pubs, small tent shops, sea side view, special place to sit top of the sea water to see Genoa city on hills. There you will see parked yachts. Weekend evenings have lot of crowd... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

On one side, there is an old church and an early 20th century device for loading ships. On the other side, there is the aquarium and the biosphere along with the Grande Bigo that offers a panoramic view of the city.

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Perth, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I found this place to be a nice spot to eat and drink in the early evening. I've been here for two weeks so far (alone) and have never felt intimidated or unsafe, however I have also never stayed down here after dark. Definitely worth a visit and a walk around as there's always lots to see.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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166 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 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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