The Galeone "Neptune" is moored alongside the Molo Ponte Calvi, in the Porto Antico.
The actual location itself is spoiled by the Genoan authority's tolerance of hawkers.
Galeone "Neptune" is an impressive replica of a galleon which was actually built in 1985 for Roman Polanski's film "Pirates."
As a consequence Neptune is very stylised, but even so gives a pretty good idea of what such a ship might have been like to sail on in real life. You just have to accept you are on a film set, so there is plenty of plastic.
In visiting Neptune realise this will not be an HMS Victory, Warrior or Cutty Sark experience - and it is not intended to be.
She has no history, other than the film. More could have been done to bring this out.
She is cramped, but not as cramped as she would have been when sailors were physically much shorter than in the 21st century.
It looks like a permanent job to keep her shipshape so be prepared for some deck areas to be out of bounds as they are being worked on. Sensible shoes are a must too.
Once aboard you are left to find your own way around with very little if any explanation, but the route is obvious and I'm sure kids in particular would find it magical. Why not invest in some thespian pirates to entertain?
Adult tickets are €5 each, which seems fair.
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