One hour from Finale is the Ligurian capital, Genova la Superba. In the low season the Municipality organizes the “Rolli Days”, the weekends in which it is possible to visit some of the most majestic buildings in the city, located in Via Garibaldi. These are luxurious palaces dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque, partly private residences and museum sites today, as well as UNESCO heritage.
From Via Garibaldi it is easy to reach Piazza De Ferrari, a fundamental point of the city as some of the symbols of Genoa intersect in its vicinity: the Carlo Felice Theater, the Doge’s Palace and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. If you love shopping, from Piazza De Ferrari you can reach in a second Via XX Settembre, the most fashionable street in Genoa, full of trendy shops: remember to also take a look towards the crossroads of the main street because they will lead you to unexpected places ! Also, always from the Piazza, you can take the metro and quickly reach different areas of the city!
From the evocative streets of the historical center, which has always been a meeting place for different cultures and nationalities, you can reach the Porto Antico area. Here a mandatory stop is the Aquarium, destination for thousands and thousands of tourists every year, being the largest acquarium in Europe. Children – but also adults! – will be delighted to observe the different species present: dolphins, sharks, penguins, manatees, seals and tropical fish, to name a few! In addition, you will have the opportunity to really caress some specimens of breeds in the touching tank!
Ten minutes from the Aquarium you can take the little ones to the City of Children, a three thousand square meter structure suitable for children, with spaces dedicated to play, science and technology. Children will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge through activities that stimulate curiosity and logic.
Also in the Porto Antico area we suggest an out of the ordinary experience: Dialogue in the Dark, a real sensory journey in the total absence of light, where the simplest gestures become a challenge. The activity is promoted by the non-profit organization David Chiossone and has the aim of breaking down the barriers between blind and blind people, making them live an alternative experience of reality.