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Old Port (Porto Antico)

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Address: Calata Molo Vecchio 15 | Magazzini Del Cotone, Modulo 5 Primo Piano, 16128, Genoa, Italy
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Nice to wander round

Nice to have a wander round and see the boats. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the sunshine Accessible for everyone

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to have a wander round and see the boats. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the sunshine Accessible for everyone

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wander through the narrow winding streets of the old city is a delight and a wonderful way to step back in time to the days of Genoa's part in the great maritime age. Lovely shops and little cafes and restaurants.

Thank travlinman42
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice walk around the old port where the movie set Gallion Is right around to the old wharf shopping centre an there is plenty to see and do here.

Thank Viviane B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The "Porto Antico" is full of things to do to spend more than an entire day. You can visit the Aquarium (suggest weekday), dine at Eataly (same suggestion) with a nice view, enjoy the "galeone Nettuno" ship or other temporary ships, take the elevator of the "bigo" for a spectacular view, take the segways, enter a nice bookshop, if kids... More 

Thank csirio
Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porto Antico (Old Harbour) is the oldest part of the city, and gathers lots of actractions, including the well-known Aquarium. It is high likely you'll visit this area without really noticing it. I suggest to take your time to visit it, to enjoy the large spaces of the area, which are not very common in the city. A good idea... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great rest2around the old port and many lovely old buildings most of whom have been very tastefully restored. It's a nice part of Genial for a stroll and the backdrop of the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the elegant yachts and massive cruise liners make it a very picturesque area. It won't blow you away but it's very... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

When I first came to Genia more than 20 years ago I found this area fascinating if somewhat scary. You could also be guaranteed to eat the best fish in town here Now, it's a graffiti covered, rubbish strewn part of town full of cheap eateries serving pizza and panini. I cannot seem to find the special fish restaurants. Nor... More 

Thank Nicky J
Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice place for a walk and just looking at the boats and breathing the air. I love the lighthouse in the distance.

Thank DanmarkPower
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were in Genoa for 2 days and we just walk around the city. This port is one of the best port we have visited. The Aquarium is next to it (we did not go) it took about 15 minutes to walk around the port and there are place to sit and chill with the water view of other side.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A must do on your stay in Genova! I recommend the Pier along the aquarium, rather than the one along the "mollo vecchio", or at least not on a cold day when the sun is off. Cool to see the big ships passing by.

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