Fall in Genoa is an eventful season. Indeed, the still mild temperatures make it possible to explore the city and take part in guided tours, exhibitions, festivals and concerts, both indoors and outdoors. On fine days it is still possible to visit Genoa on foot warmed by the sun's rays, admire the artistic and architectural works and relax at the end of the day with a good aperitif overlooking the sea.
Among the most anticipated events in autumn are the Rolli Days, which this year took place from October 14 to 16, and will be repeated in the spring. On this occasion it is possible to visit many of the city's ancient noble palaces free of charge, including those that now house offices and private residences.
Also highly anticipated are the initiatives organized by the Aquarium of Genoa on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, whose program of events will be unveiled towards the end of October.
Staying at Hotel Astoria allows you to attend all the events in the city: thanks to its central location, you can easily reach all the main squares and museums in Genoa either on foot or by public transportation.
Discover the most interesting fall events in Genoa.
The Disney Exhibition at Palazzo Ducale
Perfect for both young and old, the Disney exhibition, the timeless art of storytelling is among the most anticipated events of the moment. Set up by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, the exhibition is displayed at the Palazzo Ducale from October 14, 2022 to April 2, 2023.
The narration by Federico Fiecconi, noted historian and comics and animated films critic, allows visitors to rediscover all those tales that are an unforgettable part of our childhood memories, and the myths, legends, and fairy tales that inspired them. Inside you can admire original works from the Disney Archives pertaining to some of the most famous films and features, including Hercules, The Little Mermaid and the more recent Frozen 2.
Monday 2-7 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
€14 full price, €12 reduced
The Rubens exhibition
Also hosted at Palazzo Ducale, which for years has been the site of major events and displays, is the exhibition dedicated to Peter Paul Rubens, the importance of the artist and his relationship with Genoa. The exhibition celebrates the fourth centenary of the publication in Antwerp of Peter Paul Rubens' famous volume, Palaces of Genoa (1622), and can be visited from October 6, 2022 to January 22, 2023.
Within the tour are more than 20 original paintings by the celebrated artist from around the world, adding to the works already in Genoa and housed in the city's various noble palaces and museums.
Monday 2-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
14€ full price, 12€ reduced
The Science Festival
From October 20 to November 1, 2022 Genoa hosts the 20th edition of the Science Festival, with science-themed exhibitions, workshops and events capable of entertaining an audience of all ages. A very important event for the popularization of science, capable of involving scientists and researchers, but also schools and a large audience of curious people and enthusiasts.
The theme addressed in this edition is Languages: from mathematical symbols to peoples' languages, passing through art, music and the ability to devise new forms of communication for popularization, with the ultimate goal of improving today's society.
For a complete overview of events we refer to the Science Festival website.