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Lighthouse of Genoa

Lighthouse of Genoa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Ticket

1. Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Ticket

World Heritage-listed Genoa is the capital of Liguria and birthplace of Christopher Columbus. See many of its monuments and its grand 16th and 17th century palaces on the Strade Nueve, on a hop-on hop-on sightseeing tour. With your 24 or 48-hour ticket you’ll see more than just splendid buildings. Genoa presents a multitude of hidden gems waiting for you to discover. The double-decker bus departs from Piazza Caricamento and provides easy access to both of the city’s train stations, as well as ideal stopping points for shopping. Explore at your own pace as you hop off at attractions such as the Cathedral San Lorenzo, built in a patchwork of styles, from Gothic to Renaissance. Admire the huge Palazzo Ducale before jumping back on the bus to continue your journey to the city’s splendid museums. The town's best art collections can be visited in the 3 palaces of the Musei di Strada, where you’ll find masterpieces by Rubens along with many other local and Italian artists. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the top deck. Take a stroll along the elegant Via Garibaldi, located in the cultural center of Genoa and lined with grand buildings and fine stores. By the rejuvenated Porto Antico you’ll find a number of attractions suitable for the entire family, including the aquarium where you can watch dolphins play. Buses run daily every 30 to 60 minutes until early evening, when you can take some time to discover Genoa’s active nightlife scene. The hub of evening activity lies in the historic part of town along the stretch bordered by Piazza Sarzano and Via San Lorenzo. Back on the bus the next day, within the ticket’s 24 or 48-hour period, you can stop off at the Bigo, a replica of a device that was used years ago to offload cargo from the ships. You’ll enjoy multilingual commentary on the bus, making it an ideal way to take in Genoa’s best attractions in a convenient, comfortable, and fun way. Line A- Red Line Stops 1) Caricamento 2) Via Garibaldi 3) Piazza De Ferrari 4) Brignole Train Station 5) Via XX Settembre 6) Carignano 7) Corvetto 8) Portello 9) Principe Train Station 10) Cruise Terminal Line B - Blue Line Stops 1) Caricamento 2) Via Garibaldi 3) Piazza De Ferrari 4) Levante Water Front - upon request 5) Boccadasse 6) Scalinata Borghese - upon request 7) Via XX Settembre 8) Corvetto 9) Portello 10) Principe Train Station 11) Cruise Terminal

Genoa: World-Famous Aquarium and Lighthouse Combo Ticket

2. Genoa: World-Famous Aquarium and Lighthouse Combo Ticket

Experience the Aquarium of Genoa, the largest aquarium in Italy, located in the old harbor area of Genoa. Enjoy an exciting, immersive, and engaging visit before climbing the steps of the Lighthouse of Geno, the tallest lighthouse in the Mediterranean.  Take a rich and exciting journey as you discover the seas of the world in an aquarium that hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. The exhibition gallery consists of over 70 exhibitions and 600 species from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees — marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids — to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks.  The Genoa Aquarium is filled with innovative scenography, the latest digital installations, a completely renewed light and sound design, and a rich daily schedule of speeches. See also two areas dedicated to reptiles and amphibians, and to the conservation and recovery projects of animals in difficulty or seized by the authorities and entrusted to the aquarium. Next, walk over the iconic promenade to visit the monumental complex of the Lighthouse of Genoa, a symbol of the city. The world's fifth tallest lighthouse, the Lanterna di Genova has been operating for almost nine centuries and is the official lighthouse of the Port of Genoa. Climb the first 172 steps to admire Genoa from the top of its first panoramic terrace.

Genoa: Lighthouse Entrance Ticket

3. Genoa: Lighthouse Entrance Ticket

Take in great views of the city while walking through a major piece of this history with entrance tickets to the Lighthouse of Genoa. Visit the third-oldest lighthouse in the world. Take the 800-meter seaside path overlooking the harbor and enjoy the open-air museum. Check out the ancient fortifications. This still-functioning lighthouse is a major part of Genoa's long maritime history. Climb to the top for great views of the city.

Genoa: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Genoa City Pass

4. Genoa: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Genoa City Pass

Make the most of your time in Genoa with a city card that grants you access to the city's top attractions as well as public transportation tickets and a choice of other attractions including walking tours, bike rentals, and Segway tours (according to the option selected). With the 24-hour pass, enjoy access to two attractions of your choice, as well as the use of public transportation and a guided tour of Carlo Felice Theatre Opera House. Choose one of the following: • Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)• D'Albertis Castle - Museum of World Cultures • Ascent to the Towers of San Lorenzo Cathedral • Doge's Palace In addition, choose one of the following: • Galata Sea Museum and Nazario Sauro Submarine • Lanterna Museum (Genoa Lighthouse) The 48-hour pass includes local public transportation use as well as all of the following:• Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)• Ascent to the Towers of San Lorenzo Cathedral• Doge's Palace • Galata Sea Museum and Nazario Sauro Submarine• Lanterna Museum (Genoa Lighthouse)• Carlo Felice Theatre Opera House guided tour The 72-hour pass includes public transportation and the following attractions:1) All included:• Carlo Felice Theatre Opera House guided tour• Royal Palace and Palazzo Spinola di Pellicceria• Ascent to the Towers of San Lorenzo Cathedral• Doge's Palace  2) Choose one of the following: • City walking tour• City Segway tour 3) Choose three of the below attractions:• Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)• D'Albertis Castle - Museum of World Cultures• Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art• Museum of the Risorgimento• Museum of Natural History• Wolfsoniana Museum 4) Choose one of the following: • Electric bike rental• Hop-on hop-off bus tour

From Milan: Genoa Private Tour

5. From Milan: Genoa Private Tour

Enjoy a private Genoa Tour from Milan for ten hours with a private tour guide for three hours and a private luxury vehicle with chauffeur that will pick you up and drop-off from your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once your chauffeur has picked you up, you will go ahead to hour destination to meet with your private tour guide. In this tour you will have the opportunity to discover Genoa, a city located in the north of Italy and one of the most importants of the country. Thanks to your private tour guide you will discover the tourist attractions of Genoa like the Piazza de Ferrari located in the centre, Piazza Dante where you can find the house of Christopher Columbus, the Strade Nuove in the old city inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006, the Mannerist palaces that includes the Palazzo Rosso, the Palazzo Reale and the Palazzo Bianco, the cathedral of San Lorenzo, the port of Genoa that contains an old lighthouse and much more To finish the tour, your private chauffeur will drop you off to your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city.

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What people are saying about Lighthouse of Genoa

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 219 reviews

We entered the aquarium immediately without queuing up. It deserves a lot! As for the lighthouse it was very impressive, you have to climb 177 steps for the view from above on the port of Genoa. All very nice!

I booked Genoa Aquarium, Biosphere and Lantern. I received the vouchers immediately, also having the possibility to cancel for free. We immediately entered the various sites without queuing. Great experience!

Everything is easy to understand and a good way, especially for families, to experience all the sights of a city.

This tour was easy to get to and easy to navigate once inside.

Aquarium is beautifull. The jellyfishs were amazing.