The Private Accessible 8 hour Genoa Shore Excursion takes you to an often overlooked Italian gem and possibly one of its best kept secrets; Genoa! Discover medieval architecture, spectacular views of the Italian Riviera and sample a local favorite on this Genoa accessible shore excursion.
Begin this memorable excursion by meeting your professional guide and driver at the Genoa cruise terminal and board your private, wheelchair accessible van. Enjoy the short drive into Genoa to see the Palazzi deiRolli. This is a group of palaces and mansions, dating back to the 16th century that reflected the status of the Genoese families occupying the homes. Guests were divided among the homes based on importance and only three of them could accommodate the highest dignitaries. From here, you will also visit the Piazza de Ferrari, the main square of the city and the link between historical and modern Genoa.Be sure to sample different kinds of “Focaccia”, a local delicacy, from a century old bakery. The seaside promenade offers stunning views of shops and the harbor as you walk/roll and take a break on the famous “piazzetta”.
Next up on your accessible shore excursion of Genoa is a beautiful, scenic drive along the coastal roads where you will reach Santa Margherita Ligure. It is set on the Tigullio gulf and offers panoramic views and wonderful photo opportunities. Once in Santa Margherita Ligure, visit the waterfront promenade harbor and fish market. Enjoy lunch in an accessible and authentic Italian restaurant (price not included) before heading toward the Villa Durrazo.This estate and botanical gardens will leave you speechless as you admire the beauty and theatric design as the structures and statues seem to be portraying scenes from a play.
The Basilica of Santa Margherita of Antioch, is next up on the itinerary of this Genoa accessible shore excursion.The beautiful Baroque interior will amaze both architecture buffs and novices alike with its statues, crystal chandeliers and stained glass.
Your accessible Genoa shore excursion finishes with a drive through the Portofino Regional National Park.Be sure to take in the marvelous view of the Mediterranean flora, consisting of olive and chestnut trees in the largest concentration in the entire world! Your driver and guide will then return you to the Genoa cruise terminal to continue your adventures!
- Villa Durazzo and Durazzo Gardens
- Portofino Regional Natural Park
- Santa Margherita Church of Antioch (including Baroque interior)
- Palazzi deiRolli
- Panoramic tour on the Hillside Ring-Road
- Sampling of the local favorite “focaccia al formaggio”
- Piazza Banchi