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3 Things To Do In Winter In Genova, Italy

We think about Italy as all sun, sea and gelato but there is an even more magical side to this wonderful country as a winter destination. Genova located in the north east in the province of Liguria offers an exciting range of activities and things to do when the weather is cooler and your bikini has not made it out of the suitcase. Listed here are three things to do on a wintery day on a long weekend. In no particular order we present the following:

Ice Skating at Porto Antico in Genova, Italy - Things to do in winter
Ice Skating at Porto Antico in Genova, Italy - Things to do in winter

Ice Skating Ring at Porto Antico

Uniquely with a sea view, this is a 756m2 rink with a bar and restaurant area accessible directly from the skating rink and a shop dedicated to skaters. Great to spend a beautiful cosy wintery day with family and friends.

Winter opening for 2021: skating slots of 1 hour and a half and then a half hour interval where sanitising of the skates takes place. Rent skates from 10 euro.

Visit: to view the schedules of the shifts, the prices and various information

Address: Ponte Embriaco, 16125, Genova, Italy

Phone: (0039) 340 892 3932

The Aquarium

The largest aquarium in Europe and home to penguins, dolphins, birds, sharks and more. Built inside an old ship with 70 rooms, the 33,000-square-foot aquarium is a member organisation of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, and welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors each year. 200 plant species and over 12,000 specimens from the sea world are housed here in the Genova aquarium.

Things not to miss are The Cetacean Pavilion where you can have an unforgettable close up experience with the dolphins on two split levels.

Reservation in essential

Address: Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genova, Italy

Phone: (0039) 010 23451


The stadium of Genoa - 'Stadio Luigi Ferraris'is probably most memorable amongst fans from the World Cup in 1990 held in Italy. It is the oldest founded football team in Italy, founded in 1893 and for this reason alone it attracts numerous visitors each year - not only on match days but throughout the year too. 'Il Grifone Rossoblu' or 'The Blue Griffin' being the nickname has a long history and Championship winners nine times, but sadly not since the 1920's however they were the firstwinners of the league in the year it commenced in 1898.

Tickets can be purchased from official sites at the stadium, specific sites around the city and online:


at the stadium: on VIA Jeanne Monnet

or at:

ADDRESS: Via XII Ottobre 43-45 Red Phone (0039) 0105959709

Monday-Sunday from 15.00 to 19.30 Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 to 19:30 TICKETOFFICE@GENOACFC.IT

Sampdoria FC TICKET OFFICE direct enquiries regarding practical information for official matches Box office enquiries (ticket sale info)

For more information see the blog all about the FOOTBALL STADIUMS of – Official website of Genoa CFC.

AND – Official website of UC Sampdoria.

Winter days out in Genova - Genova or Sampdoria FC
Winter days out in Genova - Genova or Sampdoria FC

(There are places to eat and drink in all of the above recommendations - this is Italy don't forget.)

For more information on tickets, availability, disabled access, opening hours and transfers please contact the hotel reception where one of our dedicated and local staff will be able to assist you.


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