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Genoa City Card: is it worth it? What it is, how it works, how much it costs

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Genoa City Card is the tourist pass that gives you access to Genoa’s major places of interest.

In this article, I will provide you with useful information on how the Genova City Card works, how much it costs, and whether its purchase is really worthwhile if you are visiting Genoa.

Let’s get started!

Genoa City Card: what it is

Genoa City Card is the card that offers access to several tourist attractions in the city of Genoa, at a discounted price compared to what you would spend if you bought tickets for each attraction individually.

In addition to seven tourist attractions, the Genoa City Card includes free access to public transport, and discounts on guided tours.

Genoa City Pass is available in 3 options: with a duration of 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours.

Let’s see them one by one.

The 3 Genoa tourist passes

Genoa City Pass 24 hours

The 24-hour Genoa City Pass lasts 24 hours from the first use, and includes the use of public transport, a guided tour of the Carlo Felice Opera House, and two attractions to choose from the following types.

Type 1:

  • Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)
  • D’Albertis Castle – Museum of World Cultures
  • Ascent to the Towers of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo
  • Ducal Palace

Type 2:

  • Galata del Mare Museum and Nazario Sauro Submarine
  • Museo della Lanterna (Genoa Lighthouse)

▶ Buy the Genoa City Pass 24 hours.

Genoa City Pass 48 hours

The 48-hour Genoa City Pass lasts 48 hours from the first use, and includes the use of public transport, and access to the following attractions:

  • Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)
  • Ascent to the Towers of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo
  • Ducal Palace
  • Galata Sea Museum and Nazario Sauro Submarine
  • Lanterna Museum (Genoa Lighthouse)
  • Guided tour of the Carlo Felice Theatre Opera House
lanterna

buy the Genoa City Pass 48 hours.

Genoa City Pass 72 hours

The 72-hour Genoa City Pass lasts 72 hours from the first use, and includes the use of public transport, and access to the following attractions:

  • Guided tour of the Carlo Felice Theatre
  • Royal Palace and Palazzo Spinola di Pellicceria
  • Ascent to the Towers of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo
  • Ducal Palace

The pass includes access to one of the following tours:

  • City walking tour
  • Segway City Tour

It also includes access to three of the following attractions:

  • Strada Nuova Museums (Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi)
  • D’Albertis Castle – Museum of World Cultures
  • Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of the Risorgimento
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Wolfsoniana Museum

Includes one of the following options

  • Electric bicycle rental
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tours

Purchase the Genoa City Pass 72 hours.

How it works

The Genoa City Card can be purchased online up to 12 months before the date of use.

Once purchased, you will have to pick up the card at the Information Office located in Via Garibaldi 12 (open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.).

The card is activated by scanning the QR code on the pass at the first attraction visited.

The validity of the tourist pass starts from the moment it is activated and, as explained above, depends on the option chosen at the time of purchase (24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours).

Card expires automatically at the end of the validity period.

Genoa City Card: how much it costs

The 24-hour Genoa City Card costs €20.00, the 48-hour one costs €40.00 and, finally, the 72-hour Pass costs €55.00.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.

Useful information

Below you will find some information that may be useful for your visit.

Before buying your tourist pass, check the opening hours of the attractions you intend to visit because, for example, some museums are closed on Mondays.

Some attractions that can be visited with the Genoa City Pass require advance booking.

During busy periods, book entry at least 24 hours in advance.

Conclusion: Is Genoa City Card worth it?

Doing some quick maths, it’s easy to see that the Genoa City Card is cheaper than buying each attraction individually so, in the end, I recommend it.

If you need any advice on your visit to Genoa, write to me or leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Read more:

1. Lantern of Genoa

2. Galata Sea Museum

3. Where to sleep in Genoa

4. What to see in Genoa in a day

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