The Old Harbour and the aquarium

The Old Harbour is the heart of Genoa. It started to beat again for the Genoese and tourists alike in 1992 when the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America was celebrated. In that occasion, in fact, the Porto Antico (Old Harbour) underwent a radical renovation lead by the world famous Genoese architect Renzo Piano.

Here, your guide will point out the Bigo which supports today a panoramic lift reaching up 40m. You will also see the Biosfera, a glass and steel structure containing tropical plants and animals and visit Galata – Museo del Mare, a museum set in the Old Arsenal of the Superb.

Close to the most famous attraction of the city, the Aquarium, your guide will lead you to discover a less famous, but far older quarter, the Molo: a great immersion into history.

Every day, minicruises and excursions leave from the Old Harbour. Your guide’s explanation on board will make the journey even more interesting.

In the background you can see the Lanterna (Lighthouse), the symbol of Genoa, which has led ships into the harbour for centuries.