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Shoreside Activities & Events in Genoa/Portofino/Rapallo

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Abbazia Cervara

An ancient Monastery – now part of the Italian Heritage Foundation (FAI) – well worth a visit.


The renowned Genoa aquarium (Acquario), the largest in Europe has displays about endangered species and biodiversity, though this always sits rather uncomfortably with the reality of captive animals.


The Bigo is a panoramic lift (elevator) by the old harbour, which offers views over Genoa and its waterfront.

Castello Brown

Castello Brown sits on a hill above the village.

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

The Cattedrale di San Lorenzo is Genoa's cathedral, located in a little square uphill from the Porto Antico.

Galata Museo del Mare

Galata 'Museum of the Sea' is a large maritime museum by the docks.

Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

As you pick your way through crowds, the old centre can appear run-down and shabby, but it's clear that many of the buildings were once - very grand indeed.

Old Town

Genoa's old town is a maze of narrow lanes, called ‘caruggi’, sloping up from the waterfront.

San Fruttuoso Diving Site

There is a 5m Christ underwater at 33 feet – only dive boats are allowed in the area.

San Giorgio Church and Lighthouse

In a panoramic position on the way to the castle, you can visit San Giorgio Church, rebuilt after the last war.


A good road for an afternoon passeggiata and shopping is Via Luccoli, which continues into Via Soziglia.


Monte Di Portofino has three days worth of treks in a National Park setting.