Top attractions in Liguria
Our most recommended things to do in Liguria
1. Aquarium of Genoa: Skip-the-Line Ticket
Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa to see more than 15,000 animals from 400 species at Italy's largest aquatic zoo. Skip the line, and learn how the aquarium was built for the Genoa Expo '92. Now, it is home to the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. Venture into the fascinating waters of the world as you explore more than 70 tanks of critters, including sea cows. Marvel at animals from the Antarctic, such as penguins, and see sharks, seals, jellyfish and the colorful fish of the coral barriers. Go to the Cetacean Pavilion, designed by Renzo Piano, and laugh along with the bottlenose dolphins at 4 open-air pools.
The experience is amazing but sometimes I found the order of the animals a little bit confusing. It is worth of money value.
2. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa with Lunch
Immerse yourself in the largest aquatic biodiversity exhibition in Europe. Stroll through the world's most fascinating seas and waters as you discover the ocean and enjoy an unforgettable experience. In spectacular settings, enjoy new thematic itineraries to get to know all the secrets, curiosities, and details of a place that never ceases to surprise and excite. Enrich your visit with lunch at the Tender Cafè, which is a fast food bar inside the Aquarium of Genoa which has a splendid terrace overlooking the port of Genoa. It will be there that you can taste and discover Ligurian and Genoese specialties.
Bellissima esperienza. Ottima cura degli animali. Costo parcheggio leggermente eccessivo.
3. Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch
After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once...
Gabriel, our tour guide was amazing and he made sure we had a good time with his information and friendliness. The trip was wonderful. We started at 7:30 from Florence and came back at 8:30. Cinque terre is beautiful and worth the visit.
4. Cinque Terre: Boat Cruise to Riomaggiore and Monterosso
Start at La Spezia's harbor and sail through the Gulf of the Poets admiring the magnificent village of Portovenere and the island of Palmaria from the boat. Reach the first village of Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, passing by the mesmerizing coastline with its famous terraced vineyard landscape and colorful houses. The city is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Here, visit the imposing church of San Giovanni Battista with your guide and enjoy some free time to stroll through the narrow streets. After, sail to Monterosso al Mare and admire the other spectacular villages of Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza on your way. In Monterosso al Mare, explore the medieval historic center and marvel at the parish church dedicated to St. John, the Baptist. At the end of the guided tour, enjoy some free time and take the chance to taste the local wine and food (not included), or go for a sw...
Amazing day out & great value too. All the staff were friendly & welcoming. Guides were all very informative & fun to spend the day with. Lot of steps in Riomaggiore but guide took lots of breaks & checked everyone was doing ok. Highly recommend this tour or similar
5. Genoa: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket
World Heritage-listed Genoa is the capital of Liguria and birthplace of Christopher Columbus. See many of its monuments and its grand 16th and 17th century palaces on the Strade Nueve, on a hop-on hop-on sightseeing tour. With your 24 or 48-hour ticket you’ll see more than just splendid buildings. Genoa presents a multitude of hidden gems waiting for you to discover. The double-decker bus departs from Piazza Caricamento and provides easy access to both of the city’s train stations, as well as ideal stopping points for shopping. Explore at your own pace as you hop off at attractions such as the Cathedral San Lorenzo, built in a patchwork of styles, from Gothic to Renaissance. Admire the huge Palazzo Ducale before jumping back on the bus to continue your journey to the city’s splendid museums. The town's best art collections can be visited in the 3 palaces of the Musei di Strada, where y...
The trip was a great introduction to Genoa - the starting point was a convenient location and the staff were really helpful The commentary was pretty minimal however.
6. From Florence: Seaside Beauty Day Trip to Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is one of Italy's most enchanting destinations. Each of these unforgettable little cities will take your breath away with their gravity-defying dance above the azure waters. This day trip will give you an unforgettable and fun introduction to this coastal gem. Begin your tour of these UNESCO sites at daybreak with your arrival in La Spezia. Board a train to Riomaggiore, a quaint medieval town dating to the 13th century. Marvel at the winding streets of this village and its charming houses leaning one against the other. Next, head over to Manarola to enjoy panoramic views. Continue on to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the "pearl of the Cinque Terre." Finally, take a boat across to Vernazza, whose natural port has kept it safe from invaders for centuries.
The tour guides were AMAZING!!! The bus ride and boat ride were great. I would've preferred 3 out of 5 villages with a little longer at each village with a less hectic rush to the transport. And to know in advance to bring enough euro to pay for a spot on the beach. There was no free spot to sit or change our clothes so we didn't get to swim as planned.
7. Genoa: World-Famous Aquarium and Lighthouse Combo Ticket
Experience the Aquarium of Genoa, the largest aquarium in Italy, located in the old harbor area of Genoa. Enjoy an exciting, immersive, and engaging visit before climbing the steps of the Lighthouse of Geno, the tallest lighthouse in the Mediterranean. Take a rich and exciting journey as you discover the seas of the world in an aquarium that hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. The exhibition gallery consists of over 70 exhibitions and 600 species from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees — marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids — to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks. The Genoa Aquarium is filled with innovative scenography, the latest digital installations, a completely renewed light and sound design, and a rich daily schedule of speeches. See also two areas dedicated to...
Buone opportunità ed economicamente vantaggiose. Anche l'App dedicata completa le esigenze per la visita.
8. Cinque Terre: Ferry and Tour of Porto Venere and Vernazza
Board the ferry at La Spezia and start your boat trip to Porto Venere. Cruise for approximately 30-minutes before reaching Porto Venere. Disembark the ferry for a walk through the town. Porto Venere is a fortified seaside village filled with colorful houses and medieval buildings. During your tour, you'll pass the Church of San Pietro, one of the most religious buildings in all of Italy, before walking through narrow streets. Pass the Church of San Lorenzo and enjoy panoramic views at Doria's fortress. Before returning to the ferry, you’ll have some free time to explore Porto Venere on your own. Board the ferry and continue on your tour along the Cinque Terre coastline. Relax onboard for approximately 50 minutes as you pass by the seaside villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia. Arrive at Vernazza, where you’ll disembark to explore the unique village. Walk around Vernazza, a ...
It's a nice relaxing tour. Vernazza is beautiful. You have time to see the town, eat, relax and even have a swim. These small towns get reall crowded if I need to put anything negativo.
9. Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise
Explore the Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic landscapes, on this day trip from Milan. The "Five Lands" (translation of "Cinque Terre") are five enchanting medieval villages clinging to the coast with a breathtaking sight of the sea, which are now part of a national park listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage. After leaving Milan by coach, you will arrive in Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre's five villages. You will take some time exploring the small fisherman town, before boarding for a boat trip to Vernazza to visit the nice village. It is one of the five towns (Cinque Terre) that makes up the Cinque Terre region. It is the fourth town heading North. With no no car traffic it remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera. Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them. From Monterosso, start the fin...
We took this guided trip to Cinque terre. It was definitely worth the money and convenience. The bus was very comfortable and equipped. The guide Sabrina was very nice. The are of Cinque Terre is very beautiful. It was a good 1 day trip and not very tiring due to the way they had arranged the transportation between bus, train and boat. There was also time in between for lunch and stroll around the villages
10. Genoa: Triple-Attraction Maritime Experience
Discover the everlasting bound between mankind and the sea, thanks to an experience that connects the Aquarium of Genoa, the Galata Museum (the largest maritime museum of the Mediterranean Sea), and the submarine S518 Nazario Sauro. The Galata Museum is the largest and most innovative maritime museum in the Mediterranean. The Aquarium of Genoa, which has been expanded by adding the internal section titled “Tropical Garden", has the largest range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe in terms of numbers of tanks and hosted species. Every year, new areas and new species coming from endangered environments await their visitors. This is guaranteed to be a visual spectacle with many educational moments.
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What people are saying about Liguria
Fully loaded day! Do note, this is a tour is in a large group (~30 people), but this caused no problem - easy to hear guide, great to meet like minded people too. Emmanuel and Mano were our guides for the day - entertaining, insightful and very helpful. Highly recommend having the meal (~15 euro each), some of the best food we had. The views all along the hike are stunning - you can go at your own pace, there’s no rush, so we do recommend this A fantastic (busy) day, and a memory we will treasure
It was a very long day but so worth every minute. We were able to see so much in one day yet did not feel rushed at all. Alessandro and Chris made the day, best tour guides ever! We liked our first trip with them so much, we sought them out for second day of touring.
Very interesting and informative for those who love the sea and fish. I appreciated the path not only because it is well structured, but also because the distance was there and all the anti-COVID regulations were respected.
Super nice and amazing guy!!! Did a fantastic job giving us a tour of Genova. He made it fun and adventurous and even shared with us some original songs that he had made of the city and its history.
Manolo and Gabrial were amazing . They gave good recommendations too. I am a vegetarian and did not find any issues with food too. Quite informative trip.