Relaxing on the seashore without leaving the city has never been so easy…

Full of light, open to the sea, rich in life; imagine the Old Harbour of Genoa like this, and if you have an opportunity to walk through it, you will see that your dreams become reality. In 1992 the old port area was redesigned by Renzo Piano and, in the course of time, it has become a city tourist centre that offers every kind of service: restaurants, cinemas, an outdoor swimming pool in summer and an ice skating rink in winter. This area offers you numerous attractions: the Bigo panoramic lift with an unusual view of the Harbour, the Biosphere with plants from all over the world, the City of children for the joy of the youngest, and the National Museum of the Antarctica to let you dip into the world of geographical discoveries.

The proudest boast of the Old Harbour is undoubtedly the famous Aquarium, the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe with 71 basins and over 15,000 animals of 400 different species. Visited every year by over a million people, the Aquarium really surprises everybody: 27,000 square metres of display surface allow you to take a walk among the seas of the planet amid sharks and dolphins, penguins and seals, jellyfish and tropical fish, in addition to the numerous reptiles, amphibians and river forest and freshwater animals. A little further on, after the splendid Galleon Neptune, famous for the film “Pirates” by R. Polanski and today visitable, you come to another area of the harbour that is equally fascinating. Moored on the quay is the famous submarine Nazario Sauro and opposite the Galata Museum of the Sea that allows visitors to experience a beautiful journey amid old ships and maritime curiosities with multimedia installations.