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Genoa, a child-friendly city

Genoa, the beating heart of all of Liguria, is a city to visit not only as a couple but also with children.

Visiting it you will discover a Genoa suitable for young children: the marine wonders of the Aquarium, libraries and museums will make them go crazy with happiness!

So what to do in Genoa with children? What are the most important and beautiful tourist attractions for the family to see?

You will find out by reading this article.

Visit with children the Pirate Galleon Neptune

The Pirate Galleon Neptune is probably one of the attractions that little ones are in love with.

It is an ancient galleon, which is not so ancient after all!

In fact, this “pirate ship” is a faithful reproduction of a seventeenth-century galleon, but under its signature “armor” is actually a vessel.

It was made and used, in its time, as a film set for Roman Polanski’s film “Pirates,” although it saw an appearance in 2011 in the miniseries “The True Story of Peter Pan.”

It is currently moored at the Calvi Bridge near Genoa’s well-known Old Port.

Lantern of Genoa

The Lantern is the symbol of Genoa: at 77 meters high and 172 steps in total, this the only lighthouse in the Mediterranean with a visitable terrace.

Over the years it has seen many battles such as the French siege of the 1500s and World War II.

Climbing its 172 steps to get to the top is a real challenge for the little ones, but once they get to the top they will be able to admire the immensity of the sea, enjoy a beautiful view of Genoa, and begin a major battle to find the pirate ship on the sea.

International Cetacean Sanctuary

The International Cetacean Sanctuary is an 87,500-square-kilometer marine area located between Italy, the Principality of Monaco and France: created with the desire to protect the immense number of cetaceans that inhabit it, it can now be visited thanks to day trips organized by Golfo Paradiso.

It is undoubtedly a unique and engaging 4-hour experience for both older and younger children.

A trained team will accompany you on the excursion, telling you everything you want to know about the lives of these magnificent creatures.The search for and sighting of minke whales, dolphins and their unmistakable will bring smiles and fun to the whole family.

Aquarium of Genoa

If your children can no longer do without sea creatures, know that Genoa is primarily known for its Aquarium.

It is certainly not the only destination you should aspire to, as the city is full of other places to visit and unusual places to discover.

This Aquarium houses a wide variety of marine species such as sharks, dolphins, penguins and seals.

It is the perfect place to get in close contact with nature and to discover mysteries and anecdotes that, in everyday life, we are not used to seeing.

Albertis Castle

Located in the neighborhood of Castelletto, Castello d’Albert is was the home of sailor, writer and philanthropist Enrico Alberto D’Albertis, who collected trophies and memorabilia of all kinds from all over the world during his adventures on the sea.

Shortly before his death he decided to leave all his possessions to the city of Genoa, and they are currently kept inside this imposing castle, known today as the Museum of World Cultures.

The visit will be an experience that will take the entire family on a 360-degree journey through D’Albertis’ life, through the halls of the castle, to the discovery of African, American and Oceanic indigenous peoples.

Museum of Natural History

Another truly extraordinary place, where a stop is a must for children, is the Giacomo Doria Civic Museum of Natural History.

Housed inside a palace built in the late 1800s, this museum is the oldest in the city: it boasts scientific collections consisting of 4.5 million specimens-fossils, animals, plants and minerals-that come from all over the world.

Here children will see mammals, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and a curious three-dimensional reconstruction of a cell magnified 100,000 times.

The trail is truly a magnificent journey into the planet’s biodiversity that intrigues people of all ages, especially children and nature lovers. for children, teens, families and all nature lovers.

Where to stay

Just under a kilometer from the city center and a hundred meters from Brignole train station, Urban Flora is the perfect place for you to fully enjoy your stay in Genoa

With us you will experience a Scandinavian-modern look, where fresh and pleasant plants will make you enjoy as much relaxation as possible and for an unforgettable vacation. All rooms provide a private bathroom, smart TV and free Wi-Fi that will make you feel right at home. Book your room now or contact us to ask for more information.

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