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Genoa: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour
Unwind the secrets of this captivating city by embarking on a leisurely stroll along one of its most picturesque routes. As you wander, gain a deeper understanding of each iconic landmark and the city's rich history, and decide which hidden gems to explore further on your own. This laid-back adventure sets the tone for a truly immersive experience.
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Embark on a fascinating journey through the city's hidden treasures and must-see attractions! This self-guided walking tour takes you on a scenic route, showcasing over 10 iconic landmarks and surprises along the way. To get started, download the 'World City Trail' app and log in. Follow the instructions to arrive at the starting point, where you'll uncover stunning exterior and interior photos of the first location. As you wander, grasp the fascinating stories and introductory insights about each attraction and the city's rich history. Feel free to take breaks whenever you want – whether it's for lunch, a drink, or to explore an attraction that catches your eye. The built-in maps feature ensures you'll never lose your way. Plus, you can pause and resume your tour at your leisure, even on a different day! Begin your adventure in the heart of Genoa, at San Siro. Be amazed by the unique architecture of Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana, and stroll through the picturesque Piazza Fontane Marose, surrounded by magnificent buildings. Capture the Instagram-worthy white façade of Santa Maria delle Vigne, and get lost in the impressive Palazzo San Giorgio. Discover the Romanesque beauty of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, with its striking black and white stripes and frescoes. Continue to the majestic Palazzo Ducale, the heart of Genoa, and marvel at the bustling Piazza de Ferrari, famous for its stunning bronze fountain. Be captivated by the imposing Porta Soprana, and finally, step into the historic home of Christopher Columbus, the most famous Genoese son. This unforgettable tour awaits – start your journey today!