Holidays in Old Port

Holiday Travel Guide
Old Port

Venture into this thriving and culturally rich area of Genoa to discover splendid museums, a bustling harbor and a leisurely atmosphere.

Spend a few hours exploring the Old Port of Genoa, which was once the beating heart not just of maritime activities in Italy but across all of Europe. While the port’s traditional activities are still important, today it’s also known as a modern center filled with highly regarded museums. The area’s beautiful sea views make this a popular place for an evening stroll, too.

Since the 1992 Christopher Columbus celebrations, which celebrated the 500th anniversary of the explorer’s discovery, the Old Port of Genoa has undergone major changes. When the city was named European City of Culture in 2004, this further contributed to its regeneration, and today it is a must-see tourist hub. Start your explorations in the delightful waterfront plaza designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. Around the great plaza are numerous top cultural and recreational attractions.

Take the family to the famous Aquarium of Genoa, one of the largest in Europe and home to 15,000 marine creatures. Or choose to take an exhilarating ride in the Bigo Panoramic Lift for fabulous 360-degree views. Pay a visit to the Città dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi, an educational museum designed for children, the Emanuele Luzzati Museum or the Biosfera, a miniature rainforest housed in a glass bubble.

The fantastic Galata Maritime Museum is a must-see in the Old Port. It brings to life the history and heritage of the city’s seafaring culture. It is the largest museum of its kind in the Mediterranean and includes, among many other impressive displays, a submarine and a naval galleon.

Museums aside, however, the Old Port is a delightful place to just while away a couple of hours. Enjoy magnificent views, watch boats of all sizes chugging in and out of the harbor, or enjoy a leisurely coffee.

The Old Port is at the heart of the city and is easily accessible on foot or by public transportation. The cruise ship terminal is close by, too. Hop on a boat for an hour-long tour of the bustling harbor, see yachts, fishing boats and great tankers and get a close-up view of La Lanterna, the 384-foot (117-meter) high medieval lighthouse.

1220 Cheap Hotels Near Old Port

Hotel Continental Genova
Hotel Continental Genova
4 out of 5
Via Arsenale di Terra 1, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$132 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Principe, Aquarium of Genoa and Port of Genoa Cruise Ship Terminal. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (968 reviews)
"I was transferred to the sister hotel next door, the Grand Hotel Savoia, as were others who have written reviews lately. I dont know if it was an upgrade because I never saw the inside of the Hotel Continental, but but the Grand Savoia was certainly a nice place. Recently renovated bathroom was spacious ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2021

Hotel Continental Genova
Starhotels President
Starhotels President
4 out of 5
Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa, GE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (906 reviews)
"Great location and easily identifiable across from Genoa/Genova ‘Brigole’ train station. Reception staff very helpful and helped with local info such where to get Covid testing and postcard stamps. Restaurant staff at dinner professional with high tough service. Room clean, comfortable and very quiet. ..."

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2021

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NH Collection Genova Marina
NH Collection Genova Marina
4 out of 5
Molo Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$145 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palazzo di San Giorgio, Aquarium of Genoa and Old Port. Port of Genoa Cruise Ship Terminal ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (963 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2021

NH Collection Genova Marina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holidays in Old Port

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Top Old Port Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Ostello Bello Genova
Ostello Bello Genova
Via Balbi 38, Genoa, Città Metropolitana di Genova
The price is AU$60 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Ostello Bello Genova
Starhotels President
Starhotels President
4 out of 5
Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$135 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Starhotels President
NH Collection Genova Marina
NH Collection Genova Marina
4 out of 5
Molo Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$145 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
NH Collection Genova Marina
Hotel Continental Genova
Hotel Continental Genova
4 out of 5
Via Arsenale di Terra 1, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$132 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
Hotel Continental Genova
Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia
5 out of 5
Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$193 per night from 18 Dec. to 18 Dec.
Grand Hotel Savoia
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico
3 out of 5
Via al Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$143 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico
Bristol Palace Hotel
Bristol Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$195 per night from 1 Jan. to 1 Jan.
Bristol Palace Hotel
B&B Hotel Genova
B&B Hotel Genova
3 out of 5
Piazza Acquaverde, 1, Genoa, Genoa
The price is AU$95 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
B&B Hotel Genova
Best Western Plus City Hotel
Best Western Plus City Hotel
4 out of 5
Via San Sebastiano 6, Genoa, GE
The price is AU$135 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Best Western Plus City Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.