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Old Port (Porto Antico)

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Address: Calata Molo Vecchio 15 | Magazzini Del Cotone, Modulo 5 Primo Piano, 16128, Genoa, Italy
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A nice place for a walk

This is the old Expo (1192) area and the aquarium as well as the some other attractions are nearby. Just enjoy the view and all the tourists walking around

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the old Expo (1192) area and the aquarium as well as the some other attractions are nearby. Just enjoy the view and all the tourists walking around

Thank itzehoe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it is not raining this is a nice walk to get to see the centre of the old town. Watch the people go by and read some of the graffiti on the walls

Thank Hello T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place to spend a sunny day. It gets really crowded on weekends when the weather is good. You'll see a mix of people jogging, skating etc.. there's also a playground for kids, that's a bonus for families. You'll also find restaurants and ice-cream shops around, don't miss the ice cream from "La Voglia Matta" it's the tastiest... More 

Thank MKMaskari
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, should go if you are a fan of the sea. Even if you are not, still worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to have a wander round and see the boats. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the sunshine Accessible for everyone

Thank TravellerIndependent
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wander through the narrow winding streets of the old city is a delight and a wonderful way to step back in time to the days of Genoa's part in the great maritime age. Lovely shops and little cafes and restaurants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice walk around the old port where the movie set Gallion Is right around to the old wharf shopping centre an there is plenty to see and do here.

Thank Viviane B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The "Porto Antico" is full of things to do to spend more than an entire day. You can visit the Aquarium (suggest weekday), dine at Eataly (same suggestion) with a nice view, enjoy the "galeone Nettuno" ship or other temporary ships, take the elevator of the "bigo" for a spectacular view, take the segways, enter a nice bookshop, if kids... More 

Thank csirio
Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Porto Antico (Old Harbour) is the oldest part of the city, and gathers lots of actractions, including the well-known Aquarium. It is high likely you'll visit this area without really noticing it. I suggest to take your time to visit it, to enjoy the large spaces of the area, which are not very common in the city. A good idea... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Lots of great rest2around the old port and many lovely old buildings most of whom have been very tastefully restored. It's a nice part of Genial for a stroll and the backdrop of the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the elegant yachts and massive cruise liners make it a very picturesque area. It won't blow you away but it's very... More 

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