Genoa is here! The city comes back to life after the lockdown

Genoa is here. Its’ here for us, for you, for everyone.

Starting from May 18 Genoa reopens with a great desire for restarting and with a great wish to host visitors and tourists showing them every angle of its beauty.

The city respects with scrupulousness the rules regarding social distancing and hygiene and can be visited with peace of mind.

The Municipality of Genoa puts in play a sustainable mobility plan and you can safety move on public transports.

The Cristoforo Colombo Airport is ready to welcome visitors taking all security and hygienic measures.

From the city centre to the seaside, from the parks to the forts, Spring is blowing with all its splendours, and  this is the most magic period to discover it.

Genoa is here, and waits for you



An authentic capital of hurban trekking, to be discovered alone or with others, a city to be experienced through outdoor activities, with a mediterranean climate, that usually grants mild weather. From its steep creuze, the typical pedestrian hills, made with red briks, that from the city centre wound steeply up to the districts on the hills and even higher, from the sea to the mountains. From the sea promenades overlooking the sea and the Porto Antico to the path through the historic Aqueduct, and through the Parco Urbano delle Mura and its historic fortifications, that protectd the city for centuries and that still surrounded it. And its historic centre, one of the widest in Europe: a labyrint of narrow alleys and little squares where it is easy to get lost, and get one’s bearing again  and then get lost once again.

Be charmed by the beauty of their palaces, UNESCO heritage and tempt by the smell of its typical cuisine, coming from the ancient sciamadde (blazes, typical shops with wood-fired ovens) and the traditional food shops, that can be considered a sort of street food, born in Genoa even before this word was created.



Starting from May 28 the Aquarium will safely reopen.
It is equipped with body temperature screening at the entrance, specific signs to maintain the right social distancing, both at ticket office and in front of the tanks; hand sanitizing dispensers along the path.
Visitors will have to wear masks during the whole visit.
Exhibition paths will be all available, except for the tactile tank, the VG gear hall and the “Wings flapping” garden.
Guided tours and “Behind the scenes” experience are both suspended for the moment, since they won’t allow the right social distancing.
In order to avoid queques at the ticket office, online purchase will be strongly incentivized. The maximum capacity of the Aquarium has been reduced from 600 to 150 visitors / each time slot (half an hour).
The areas accessible to the public has been carefully cleaned up and cleaning activity will be daily increased.
Opening days and times:
from May 28 every day from 10 to 18 (last entrance at 16)
Time slot booking compulsory will be available on and at ticket office with the following prices:
Adults €27
Youth (4-12 years old) €19
Reduced price ticket €23
At the moment cumulative tickets, including other facilities belonging to AcquarioVillage are not on sale, nor tickets without time slot booking 




Starting from May 19th the Lanterna (lighthouse) reopens to the public and lights up of light-blue lights to celebrate the International Museum Day (May 18)

The monumental complex of the Lanterna di Genova is enliven by a rich programme of events, organized by APS Amici della Lanterna (Lighthouse friends)  and PHAROS light for heritage.aimed to promote and valorized this monument.

To enter the museum, visitors will have to follow all the safety measures defined by the authors in charge: limited access, individual protective devices and sanitizers, body temperature screening system. Moreover, the Lanterna is the first museum which use FASTPASS Sysytem, a APP that allows visitors to check in real time the waiting times and choose the time slot for the visit, in order to avoid public meetings along the path and make entry more easy.

It will be possibile to admire the open air museum in the park, with its ancient gate, leading to Genoa from the West; the museum dedicated to the history of the Ligthouse and the halls dedicated to its lights and beacons and finally go up the 172 steps leading to the first panoramic terrace of the Lighthouse tower, from where you can enjoy a beautiful and unique 360° view on the city and its port.

Opening time 

From Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 17 (last entrance at 16.30) 

Saturday, Sundays and not working days from 10 to 18 (last entrance at 17.30)

[in case of orange weather alert and /or stroms the visits are suspended] 

Online ticket purchase is suggested. 



Palazzo Ducale, the great cultural hub of the city, reopens to the public too. From May 19 to 21 it will be possible to visit the exhibition “ The second principle of an artist called Banksy”, that remained closed in these months, due to the Covid emergeny.  

Palazzo Ducale, together with the Metamorfosi association chose to reduce the cost of the ticket in order to make the exhibition more affordable, in such a difficult moment.

Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura reopens complying with the Regional decree n. 30 dated May 17 containing all the instructions for activities reopening. Particularly the repect of the security distance creating a well marked itinerary through the exhibition halls, using masks, measuring body temperature at the entrance and allowing a limited access in order to grant the right distance between visitors. The coatroom won’t be available , for this reason visitors are kindly recommended not to enter the exhibition with big backpacks or helmets.

Online tickets purchase is suggested.



Villa Durazzo Pallavicini in Pegli,  authentic excellence among the Italian and European historic romantic gardens, safely reopens.

Entry to the ticket office will only be allowed for one person at a time. Visitors will necessarily have to wear the mask, as provided for public places indoors, with exception of minors, who will be able to visit the park, accompanied by a parent.

Family units will be accompanied inside the Park, while one of them will purchase tickets at ticket office.

The inflow will be regulated by a Park operator, who will welcome the visitors outside the ticket office, respecting the safety  distance  of 1 meter during the visit.


From 18 May, Genoese  bars, restaurants and shops reopen. In the mild spring of the Superba, take the opportunity to sip an aperitif along the seafront, enjoy a dinner with typical Genoese products, and rediscover the fun of shopping in a metropolis like Genoa.



From May 20 all open-air markets in the city reguarly reopened. 32 open-air markets, that remained closed for the whole lockdown period, are open again, respecting all security regulations: gloves, masks and floor signs to indicate the spaces and clients safety distances. An additional occasion to discover Genoa’s genuine and traditional soul.



Areas with a speed limit of 30 km/h, bike lanes and new routes.

The Municipality of Genoa rethink the city mobility to face the recovery phase from Covid -19 emergency, with the aim of  moving safely in a sustainabe and efficient way.

Three different cycle lanes have been developed and will be operational in a few days. They are part of the project “Smart move”, that includes 40 measures for sustainable mobility inside the city of Genoa for the health emergency.  The cycle lanes goes from Boccadasse-Brignole-piazza De Ferrari, Sampierdarena-piazza De Ferrari and Valbisagno-piazza De Ferrari, with a overall lenght of around 30 km.



The public transport is a basic condition for the city and AMT never  stopped moving Genoa. New security standards have been developed, according to the situation that we are currently living. The interiors sanitization obtained with extended effectiveness products, the attention paid to all the devices used by customer, the identification and communication of new rules to be followed by all, allow to continue to travel with serenity on a fleet in continuous renewal.



The Airport of Genoa puts in play a number measures to grant travellers the maximum serenity and safety such as body temperature monitoring to all the incoming passengers, special plexiglass panels at ticket office and check-in desks, floor signage to grant distancing, constant sanitization of the areas, distribution of hydroalcholic gels to airport users. There will be also audio and visual alerts to raise awareness about the use of the mask, hand hygiene and respect for distances. 

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