Genoa, with its contrasts and its hidden beauty, is a plesant surprise...

…and to discover a city with a qualified guide, a true local expert, is a completely different experience.

A large sea port, an architectural wonder, a fascinating city of art, Genoa is one of Italy’s best kept secrets.
With its alluring charm and a great artistic heritage, Genoa’s medieval center - the largest in Europe and partly a UNESCO site – is an intricate maze of alleys. Here, among traditional shops and little restaurants, you can breathe the noble past of the city. Strolling around, you will marvel at remains of medieval buildings, XVI century frescoed Palaces, Baroque votive chapels and beautiful churches overlooking picturesque squares.
As you discover this unique mix, you will mingle with the locals and have the chance to really experience Italians’ daily life.

About us

We are a group of qualified tour guides with a long and wide range of experience. We will be delighted to share with you our knowledge and our passion for this beautiful and truly unique city!

With us you will discover where to enjoy a good “aperitivo”, where to eat real genoese food, where to shop for traditional crafts and products,  where is the best beach and much more… 

During the years, we have established strong working relationships with several tour operators and agencies from all over the world.
We also offer customised tours for individual and corporate travellers, families, groups and students.



We are all official guides and we always carry our licensed Tourist Guide Badge.
Use a licensed guide to make the best of your visit !

Our guides

Nice to meet you!

Anna Ardito

Licensed Guide

After college I started travelling and leading Latin American groups, especially from Brazil, around Europe.
In a short space of time my job became a passion and gave me the opportunity to see the world. Brazil, where I lived, still has a special place in my hart…
For a while now I have been back in Genoa and every day this city manages to surprise me with its beauty and diversity.
It will be a pleasure to share with you my insider knowledge and show you the many things this amazing city has to offer.

Mob. +39 333 4006892


Paola Terrile

Licensed Guide

I left Genoa when I was very young and lived in England for more of a decade. There I worked in travel, tourism and hospitality.
After returning to Genoa I fell in love with it all over again, and felt the desire to rediscovered my hometown.
Besides Genoa, my other two great passions are my Vespa and cooking.
I’ll be delighted to take you around and help you sample local produces and typical recipes from our land!

Mob. +39 347 0920177

Pamela Russo

Licensed Guide

Modenese of birth and with a master's degree in Economics left to gather dust in the drawer, I decided to move to London and travel the world. 
After 15 years of leading English speaking groups around Europe, Asia and the Middle East, I found myself in Genoa.
It was love at first sight and I’ve lived here ever since. Genoa’s unique architectural mix and severe beauty are addictive! 
I will be happy to share my love for Genoa with you and help you discover its most hidden treasures, its traditions and great food.


3 hours

Genoa for the first time

3 hours

Tastes and Traditions - The old traditional shops, soul of the ancient city

3 hours

Medieval Genoa

3 hours

The Golden Age - the Genoese Renaissance

7 hrs


3 hours

Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno

7 hours

Genoa full day

4 or 7 hours

The three pearls of the Tigullio Gulf: Portofino, Santa Margherita e Rapallo

3 or 7 hours

Camogli and SanFruttuoso: Golfo Paradiso

3 hours

Genoa, the era of the Crusades and of the Maritime Republics: stories of saints, nobles and knights

3 hours

Christopher Columbus, a curious Genoese.

Our tours

We would like you to leave with unforgettable memories of Genoa and the Italian Riviera.

All tours are adaptable to your needs.  For a full day tour, you can combine two itineraries, or you can add a visit to one of the beautiful museums and palaces of Genoa, or a visit to the seaside districts of  Nervi and Boccadasse. 


We have options of guided tours for groups of all shapes, sizes and moods. 


Would you like to share something unique with your friends or your family or  to discover the surprises that Genoa can provide? Or do you want to make a gift for a special occasion? 
All our tours are also suitable for families with children.


Genovaguide organizes guided tours for school groups,  to all the main monuments and museums of the city. 
We have a long experience of working with children and young people of all ages, and offer tailor-made tours based on the study interest of the various grades.  


Do you want to offer your guests something special that they will remember ? 
We will involve them with professionalism and sense of humor. Through our experience, we can provide an accurate service, with themed tours, food and wine tastings, cooking lessons and more. 
We have organized trips and activities for national and international companies, local and state authorities, major soccer clubs within Italy and abroad, incentives and conferences. 
Contact us for a detailed program to suit your requirements. 

Our services



Wine and food tour programs : visits to olive mills, Italian cooking lessons, local wine and products tasting.


We are available for assistance services in hotel and transfers from and to port and airport.


Customized programs and assistance for groups, corporates and incentives.


Rental service available,  especially suitable for large groups.


The Italian Riviera : Portofino, Camogli, San Fruttuoso and its Abbey (FAI - Italian Environment Fund), Santa Margherita e Rapallo: boat, train. You choose!





Terms and conditions



For cancellations received within 48 hours a 50% of the agreed fee will be charged.


All our fees included taxes.


Cruise Special


Treat yourself to a "tailor made" tour ! The Maritime Station is near the historical center and with a local guide you will optimize the time to discover the city.

Our tailor made tours are a full immersion in the Italian lifestyle : art and history but also food, traditions and daily life. Our local, dedicated guide is at your disposal, ensuring you an unique experience!

3 hrs

Genova For The First Time - walking tour

full day tour - 7 hrs


full day tour - 7 hrs

Italian Riviera: Camogli, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure And Rapallo


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