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“The main area to visit in Genoa”
Review of Old Port

Old Port
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Tour of Genoa and Day Trip to Portofino from Genoa
Ranked #18 of 317 things to do in Genoa
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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 and a replica pirate ship that was used in a movie. In addition to this there is the usual restaurants and cafes to visit and it makes for a nice day out.

For young children there is also a short (45 minute) ride on a tourist "train" that takes you around Genoa and explains some of the different areas of the city and key sites.

Thank PaulTowers
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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 whose name I can't recall halfway along the parade of rustic shops opposite the harbour.

Thank liam n
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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.

Thank Ridgh
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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.

Thank Badbones
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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 used in a Hollywood movie, a cable operated viewing 'lift deck' and a shopping bazaar under a large permanent tent
A place for both locals and tourists.
I visited on a Saturday and in the evening it appeared to be a place visited by many locals.
Fun!

Thank mdculpepper
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