Genoa's banks full day tour with tastings
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Genoa's banks full day tour with tastings

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£206.00
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience an unusual tour of Genoa
  • Discover spots that made history
  • Taste local "trofie" or "pansoti"
What to expect

Prepare yourself to experience an unusual tour of Genoa's banks starting from Palazzo San Giorgio. This historical building was built in the 13th century as the first Government Palace of the city. Although few people know it, Banco di San Giorgio has made school all over the world: the issuance of bonds, the double match, the compound interest have been invented here.

The visit continues with the area of the Old Port, redesigned by Renzo Piano in 1992 on the occasion of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America. Through a maze of "caruggi" in the historic center you arrive in Piazza Banchi, the ancient seat of the grain market that was renamed Piazza Dei Banchi in the 13th century for the presence of moneychangers' desks under the arcades of the buildings. In Piazza Banchi there is also the Loggia dei Mercanti, the first stock exchange dating back to the late 16th century.

Nearby you will visit a typical small shop where there will be a delicious tasting of local first courses (trofie with pesto sauce and pansoti pasta in walnut sauce). You'll then visit Piazza San Matteo and stop at Palazzo Doria and finally reach the heart of the city center, Piazza de Ferrari, where the beautiful Liberty-style building of the New Stock Exchange is located.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Guided tour of Genoa
    • Tasting of local first courses in a typical shop
    Where

    Piazza Caricamento, 16126 Genoa GE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    In front of Rubattino statue, at least 10 minutes before departure time.
    Provider
    Volver srls Unipersonale
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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