A giant glass ball housing a humid mini-ecosystem with tropical plants, butterflies and birds, the Biosphere is an interesting and...
Information and tickets for boat trips around the port and destinations further afield are available from the ticket booths beside the...
Il Galeone Neptune
This full-sized replica pirate ship was built in 1986 as a prop in the Roman Polanski movie Pirates . Moored permanently in the port, it...
Antica Trattoria del Porto Maria
Classic Genoese cuisine such as seafood risotto, scampi in brandy, and pasta of all shapes and sizes doused with pesto is dished up at...
Lonely Planet review
No glorified fish tank, Genoa's bright-blue aquarium is one of the largest in Europe, with more than 5000 sea creatures, including sharks, swimming in six million litres of water. Moored at the end of a walkway is the ship Nave Blu, refurbished in July 2013 as a unique floating display. It contains 2,700 sq metres of exposition space and specialises in exhibits of coral reefs and a reconstruction of a Madagascan rainforest. The aquarium has disabled access.