Start your day trip to Genoa with a hotel pickup at 6am. Leave your Milan hotel, and travel west to Genoa, the port city on Italy’s northwestern coast.
Get out of your coach, and take a walking tour around the heart of the city. With one of the largest medieval towns in Europe, Genoa is fascinating to explore and retains a charm from its days as an ancient maritime republic. Learn about sights such as the ancient harbor, redesigned by Renzo Piano in 1992, and wander the enchanting Old Town lanes with your guide.
After a break for lunch at your own expense, you’ll meet back with your guide for a short cruise to Portofino. The chic seaside village, shaped like a crescent moon, has attracted praise from visitors for centuries. Hear about Guy de Maupassant who wrote about the village, and other writers and poets who have fallen for its charms.
Return by boat to another seaside town of Santa Margherita, then board your coach for the journey back to Milan. Your tour finishes in the center of Milan, near Via Cusani and Largo Cairoli.