Genoa is an Italian port city that's included on many itineraries, sometimes as a departure port but other times as a port of call within the itinerary. It’s a perfect starting point for cruisers who have already seen all that the more often visited Italian cities such as Rome and Venice. Plus, it’s often much less crowded than its larger counterparts, making for a quieter getaway. When visiting Genoa before or after your cruise, you can take in its gorgeous architecture, deep history, and artistic culture. There are plenty of museums (including the largest Aquarium in Europe), grand palaces, quaint neighborhoods, shops, restaurants, and breathtaking coastal views.
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Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Bari, along with a brief description:
♦ Piazza de Ferrari
One of the best ways to take in everything that Genoa has to offer is to visit its main square, Piazza de Ferrari. One of its main attractions is the large water fountain located right in the middle. This is a great starting point for a walking tour of Genoa, as it is located close to many landmarks. Among them are The Palace of Doges, Theatre Carlo Felice, the stock exchange building, the Palace of the Duke of Galliera, and more.
♦ Porta Soprana
Also known as the “Walls of Genoa,” Porta Soprana is a must-visit for all travelers who are fascinated by history. Porta Soprana is the ramins of an ancient gatehouse and towers, part of the walls that once protected the city. They were the longest city walls in all of Italy. Today, there are a few grand remnants remaining that make for great photo opportunities.
♦ San Lorenzo Cathedral
Also known as “Genoa Cathedral,” this grand church is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Its gorgeous façade is made from stone and striped marble, boasting many pretty colors (green, pink, black and white). You can admire this cathedral from outside or pay a visit inside to see some of the beautiful artwork contained within (the artwork on the ceiling will simply blow you away, and the pink marble columns create a picturesque setting).
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