Genoa is here. Its’ here for us, for you, for everyone.
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.
The Aquarium, the bars, the shops and the beaches reopen. Culture doesn’t stop and, starting from Palazzo Bianco, the Museums and the cultural facilities open again with new regulations.
From the city centre to the seaside, from the parks to the forts, summer is blowing with all its splendours, and this is the most magic period to discover it.
Genoa is here, and waits for you!
A CITY TO BE EXPERIENCED THROUGH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
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.
AQUARIUM OF GENOA
The Aquarium of Genoa safely reopens.
It is equipped with body temperature screening at the entrance, specific signs to maintain the 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 are all available, except for the tactile tank, the VR 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 (available on Aquarium website). 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 Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 8.00pm (last entry at 6.00pm).
Advanced Online booking is strongly recommended, as it allows visitors to choose the day and the time slot for the visit.
For further information on tickets prices and time schedule, please visit the Aquarium website.
Palazzo Bianco reopens to the public with a renovated path that includes also a precious selection of masterpieces coming from Palazzo Rosso, in order to offer to the visitors the occasion to lost theirselves in the beauty, finding the best works of our city, right in front of them.
Opening times : Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am-6.00pm
Free entrance: from 0 to 18 years old; people accompanying disabled visitors
Click here to learn more about visit procedures
VILLA CROCE AND THE EXHIBITION "SIROTTI AND THE MASTERS"
The exhibition studies the connections between the world of the Genoese Master Raimondo Sirotti (1934 - 1917) and the Ligurian Masters of the Twentieth century, but also the great protagonists of the Genoese baroque, from which the artist took inspiration. Sirotti’s world is made of light, colours, positivity and energy, it is presented through a path made by immersive and captivating experiences, which are often multisensorial and illustrate the great emotional power of Sirotti’s works and of a language that always takes origin from a “nature that makes itself colour”
Thursday – Friday 2.00pm-6.00pm; Saturday – Sunday 10.00am- 6.00pm
Full price ticket: 5 Euro, reduced ticket 3 Euro
CASTELLO D'ALBERTIS – Museum of World cultures
The historic dwelling reopens to the public for the weekends, with a special evening opening on Fridays, from 2.00pm to 10.00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 am to 7.00pm.
Every Friday, from 6.00pm at Bonton Bistrot it will be possible to enjoy an Aperitivo (by reservation only), at the table or sitting in the park, respecting security measures.
Saturday and Sunday, from 11.00am to 7.00pm it is possible to reserve the guided tour (max 5 persons, price 6€ including entrance and 1 hour guided tour)
The wonderful Kazaridana, a restored japanese shelf that belonged to Capitano d’Albertis will be presented online on July 17; on July 22-25 in the park of the castle, it will be possible to attend to the conclusion of the globe restoration.
it will be possible to attend to the workshop for kids “Signs, drawings and instruments for travelling with Captain D’Albertis” both online or in presence (by reservation only).
Museum: Friday 2.00pm-10.00pm, Saturday and Sundays 11.00am-7.00pm.
Coffee shop: Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 6.00pm, Friday 10.00am-10.00pm ; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-7.00pm
Park: from Tuesday to Thursday from 10.00am to 6.00pm; Friday from 10.00am to 10.00pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 7.00pm
full price ticket €6
reduced ticket €4.50 (5-12 years old; over 65 years old (UE citizens) – disabled)
free admission (children from 0 to 4 years old, persons accompanying disabled visitors
Info and reservation:
Ph 010 2723820 (Museum ticket office, available only during opening times)
EXHIBITION “OBEY FIDELITY - THE ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY” AT PALAZZO DUCALE
From July 4 to November 1 Palazzo Ducale hosts the exhibition Obey fidelity. The art of Shepard Fairey.
The exhibition by Gianluca Marziani and Stefano Antonelli, produced and organized by MetaMorfosi in collaboration with Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Genoa, promoted by the Municipality of Genoa and Liguria Region, offers the occasion to know the work of one of the most famous street artists in the world, whose fame is connected to the wallpaper representing the four colour printing stylised image of Barack Obama. This work, whose title is Hope, became in 2008 the icone of the political campaign of the future President of the United States of America.
The exhibition Obey fidelity The art of Shepard Fairey is a visual journey that intersects 4 thematic items – woman, environment, peace, culture – creating at Palazzo Ducale a stroll ithrough the metropolitan night.
EXHIBITION "5 MINUTES WITH MONET" AT PALAZZO DUCALE
From June 12 to August 23 Palazzo Ducale hosts the exhibition "5 Minutes with Monet – face to face with waterlilies", realized thanks to a collaboration between Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Arthemisia and the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris and with the contribution of the Municipality of Genoa.
The work, realized by Claude Monet, is kept at Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris and it will be on display at Palazzo Ducale - Appartamento del Doge. The aim of the exhibition is to give visitors the possibility to enjoy some exclusive minutes, alone or with relatives, to admire one of the most famous impressionist paintings.
An immersive and exciting experience, which makes the social distancing an occasion for visitors to become interested in art. The exhibition has the contribution of the Municipality of Genoa that will grant, as introduction, the vision of the painting by Giovanni Boldini, genoese artist who encourage the knowledge of Monet in Italy.
The countess Beatrice Susanne Henriette van Bylandt, coming from the civic collections Raccolte Frugone in Nervi.
Exhibition opening times: Monday from 2.00pm to 7.00pm; Tuesday - Sunday from 10.00am to 7.00pm
GALATA MUSEO DEL MARE
The Galata Museo del Mare reopened to the public according to the following opening times: every day from 11.00am to 7.00pm (last entry at 6.00pm).
Advanced reservation or online ticket purchase are suggested, in order to avoid public meetings.
Few simple rules should be followed in order to allow everyone to safely experience the beauties of the museums:
- compulsory use of mask
- visitors should clean their hands with the sanitizers available at the entrance and on each floor
- maintainance of the safety distances
- at the entrance visitors will find indication about the maximum number of visitors who are allowed to enter at the same time
EXHIBITION "MYTHOS" AT MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE
On June 6 the exhibition “MYTHOS. Fantastic creatures among science and legend” reopens at the Museum of Natural History “G. Doria”. An extraordinary exhibition, that will be held until the 30th of August, is dedicated to the zoomorphic creatures models, that mostly strike collective immagination.
Opening: Saturday and Sunday - from 10.00 am to 6.00pm
Info: extraordinary opening on June 24
Reduced tickets: 3 - 14 years old; over 65 years old; disabled persons
Free entrance: 0-2 years of age; people accompanying disabled visitors and members of the “Museo Doria Friends Association”
THE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
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 climb 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.
From Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am to 6.00pm (last entrance at 5.30pm)
Saturday, Sundays and not working days from 10.00 am to 7.00pm (last entrance at 6.30pm)
[in case of orange weather alert and /or stroms the visits are suspended]
Online ticket purchase is suggested.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE OLD CITY ARE BACK IN COMPLETE SAFETY.
On Saturday 11th July the weekend guided tours organised by the Municipality of Genoa will resume.
Discover the charm of the ancient city, let yourself be guided to the discovery of the largest historical centre in Europe with its thousand curiosities and its many mysteries, it will be possible again, in total safety, with two guided tours taking place every weekend.
In this very first phase, two tours will be available: the first, focused on the theme "Palazzi dei Rolli - Unesco Heritage", will start every Saturday at 3pm from the IAT (Tourist Information and Reception Office) in via Garibaldi 12r; the second, specifically dedicated to the historical centre, will start every Sunday at 10am from the IAT in Porto Antico (via al Porto Antico, 2).
Both visits will be in Italian and English.
In full compliance with the Covid 19 regulations in force, the visits will mainly focus on open spaces.
The tours can be purchased online at http://www.visitgenoa.it/store or directly at the IAT offices in Via Garibaldi and Porto Antico.
All information regarding the two guided tours, the rates in force, the guidelines and how to participate can be found at the following links
PALAZZO REALE MUSEUM
From June 13 Palazzo Reale reopens to the public with the exhibition "MOGANO, EBANO ORO! Interni d’arte a Genova nell’Ottocento, da Peters al Liberty." (Mahogany, ebony, Gold! Art interiors in Genoa in the Nineteenth Century, from Peters to the the Art Nouveau)
Showing a Palazzo Reale full price ticket, visitors are entitled to enter the Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola with a reduced ticket of €2
Visitors have to respect the rules indicated inside the museum. Online ticket purchase is suggested, reerving a specific time slot. It will be possible to buy entrance ticket for the museum or for the exhibition or a combined ticket museum+exhibition
Museum: Thursday - Friday - Saturday from 10.00am to 7.00pm; Sunday from 1.30pm to 7.00pm.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: closed
exhibition: from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00am to 7.00pm
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: closed
Sito Palazzo Reale
ph: +39 349 8433808
PALAZZO SPINOLA NATIONAL GALLERY
Palazzo Spinola National Gallery reopens.
From Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
It will be possible to visit the two historic floors, with exception of the historic Kitchens
Sunday, Monday and non working days: closed
Online booking purchase is suggested, indicating favourite time slots
Click here for ticket reservation
4€ full price ticket
2€ reduced ticket for youth (UE citizens, between 18 and 25 years old)
Free entrance: under 18 and entitled persons
"FROM CAMBIASO TO MAGNASCO. GENOESE GAZES" AT PALAZZO DELLA MERIDIANA
From Thursday 21 May to Sunday 11 October, at Palazzo della Meridiana, the exhibtion "From Cambiaso to Magnasco. Genoese gazes" by Anna Orlando reopens. The restart takes place respecting all the necessary security measures: distance among single visitors, limited access, sanitizing of the area and introduction of the necessary devices for personal protection.
Through the five exposition halls, on the first floor of the Sixteenth-century palace, famous and well known personalities, alternate with faces whom history didn’t save the names for a total amount of around 40 works.
The exhibition is open from Thursday to Sunday from 12.00am to 7.00pm (entrance from
Salita San Francesco 4.)
VILLA DEL PRINCIPE
Starting from June 6 Villa del Principe reopens to the public both the Museum and the Renaissance Garden. New access procedures have been established, in order to immerse themselves in the elegant atmosphere of a Sixteenth-century palace:
- Without reservation: from Monday to Friday at 10.00am to 5.00pm(last entry at 4:15pm); Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 2.00pm (last entry 1.15pm)
- With reservation: every day of the week in the morning and in the afternoon, Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon until 5.00pm.
It will be also possible to enjoy the guided tour service (by reservation only)
The renaissance garden of the Villa could be visited only with guided tour (by reservation only). The opening times could be subject to changes that will prompt communicate through social channels and website
PALAZZO NICOLOSIO LOMELLINO
Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino welcomes the public granting the respect of all the necessary safety measures: from the entries in little groups to the social distancing of the single visitors, from the sanitizing of the areas to the introduction of all the necessary devices for personal protection.
Until October 2020 the exhibition “Bernardo Strozzi in Genoa and in Liguria” is on display: an itinerary through artist’s work, illustrated through a path made of panels that goes from the West to the East side of Liguria, to discover the works kept in the public collections which can be visited still today in churches and palaces.
The exhibition can be visited by reservation only, according to the following procedures: during the week for pre-established groups while individual visitors can book the visit on Saturday and Sunday from 3.00pm to 7.00pm (last entrance at 6.00pm). Booking is compulsory within Friday at 7.00pm.
Info and booking: Cell. 3938246228
Facebook: Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino
COLUMBUS HOUSE REOPENS
On July 11 Columbus House will open to the public again with the following opening times:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and non working days from 10.00am to 6.00pm
2 persons at a time will be allowed to enter the museum, wearing mask and after unergoing body temerature screening at museum entrance.
Free admission for UE citizens and from 0 to 18 years old
The Porto Antico Area restarts and is accessible again together with its lively attractions!
Shops and bars reopen and it is possible to give themselves a restoring dive into the Porto Antico swimming pool, which reopended with new activities and different access procedures; in fact visitors can enter the swimming pool only with advanced reservation. For further information click here
The City of Children and Kids and the Genoa Port Center will restart their activities in the middle of June.
The area of Porto Antico becomes more lively than ever. If you are looking for a refreshing aperitif or if you want to have a stroll with your children to enjoy the sun, the Porto Antico is the perfect place!
The beaches, natural attractive of a city overlooking the sea, are safely open.
It will be possible to enter the 27 beaches of the municipal area through 39 controlled entries, while seatmarkers and security distances will grant a peaceful summer both to families, individual and couples, even on the seaside, where different sections of the beaches will be assigned to the visitors.
The area assigned to a family units will consist of around the two-thirds of the beach, a one-third will be assigned to individuals and couples without beach umbrellas, who should follow the rules regarding distance of 1.5 meters between the beach towels. Some beaches, the smallest ones, won’t be parted but the distance of 1.5 meters between the beach towels has to be observed.
As soon as the limit of available seats is reached, the entry will be closed until the area will be free again. The Municipality of Genoa developed a special APP that, in real time, will show visitors the seats available for each beach.
VILLA DURAZZO PALLAVICINI
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 have to wear the mask, as provided for public places indoors, with exception for 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.
Tuesday - Friday.: 9.30am -7.00 pm, last entrance at 5.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday.: 10.00 am-7.00 pm, last entrance at 5.00 pm
RESTAURANTS, BARS AND SHOPS REOPEN
Genoese bars, restaurants and shops reopen, respecting the rules established by the State and the Region. 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.
ALL OPEN-AIR MARKETS REOPENED
All open-air markets in the city regularly 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.
Starting from June 8, the NAVEBUS service will restart. The boat connections between Pegli and Porto Antico will reopen, after the interruption due to the health emergency.
8 journeys during working days and 6 during Saturdays and non-working days. Tickets purchase won’t be made onboard, but boat staff will be available at the boarding area for tickets sale.
Before boarding body temperature will be measured, passengers should sanitize their hands and wear mask during the trip. The arrangement of the seats will grant social distancing.
Passengers boarding and alighting will be separated and sanitizers procedures of the boats will be provided after each trip.
The new Navebus timetable (effective from June 8):
working days timetable:
from Pegli to Porto Antico: 7.05am, 8.10am, 3.00pm, 6.00pm.
from Porto Antico to Pegli: 7.40am, 2.15pm, 5.20pm, 6.40pm.
Saturdays and non-working days:
from Pegli to Porto Antico: 2.40pm, 4.10pm, 5.40pm.
from Porto Antico to Pegli: 2.00pm, 3.30pm, 5.00pm.
THE AIRPORT OF GENOA
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.
Aeroporto di Genova launched, together with the Italian Institute of Technology, the testing of the innovative software “Social distancing” for monitoring the interpersonal distancing inside the terminal
TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES - IAT
IAT Garibaldi: Every day 9.00am-5.50pm
IAT Porto Antico: Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm; Sat and holidays 10.00am-6.00pm