Tour of Genoa and the history of blue jeans
Activities

Tour of Genoa and the history of blue jeans

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Find out the story of the "blue of Genoa", now called "blue jeans"
  • Learn how this fabric was already used at the time of the Republic of Genoa
  • Visit the Diocesan Museum inside the cloister of San Lorenzo
What to expect

This guided itinerary will take you back in time to the ancient Republic of Genoa, where manufacturing was one of the most important activities. You will discover typical fabrics such as lace and less noble fabrics, such as hemp and "the blue of Genoa", now known as "blue jeans", a particular fabric that was used to cover goods on ships and later worn by sailors themselves.

The route will take you to visit the historic center with a particular focus on the craft stores. You will stop in a historic workshop located in the old town which has always treated the Genoese "mezzari" - large pieces of fabric in cotton or linen richly printed with fanciful designs of trees (the best known is "the Tree of Life") that were once used both to cover garments and as a furnishing accessory in many noble palaces.

Have lunch where you prefer and in the afternoon you will be taken on a guided tour of the Diocesan Museum, a real treasure chest of works of art located inside the cloister of San Lorenzo. In the museum, you'll find sculptures, paintings, sails of ships and canvases of the '500 painted on the famous "blue of Genoa", the current blue jeans fabric.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Full day guided tour of Genoa
    • Entrance to the Diocesan Museum
    Where

    Piazza Caricamento, 16126 Genoa GE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    In front of Rubattino statue, at least 10 minutes before departure time.

    When
    • From Monday to Sunday, except Tuesdays, at 10.00am
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    Provider
    Volver srls Unipersonale
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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