Tour of Genoa and the history of blue jeans
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Tour of Genoa and the history of blue jeans

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Wednesday - Monday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 24 hours
Do this because
  • Find out the story of the "blue of Genoa", now called "blue jeans"
  • Learn how this fabric was already used by sailormen on ships in the Republic of Genoa
  • Visit the Diocesan Museum
What to expect

This guided itinerary will take you back in time to the time of the ancient Republic of Genoa, where one of the most important activities was manufacturing. 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 interest in the craft stores. You will stop in the historic workshop, located in the historic center, 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 the garment 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, set up inside the cloister of San Lorenzo.
In the rooms alternate sculptures, paintings, sails of ships, and canvas of the '500 painted on the famous "blue of Genoa", the current blue jeans fabric.

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What's included
  • Full day guided tour of Genoa
  • Entrance to the Diocesan Museum (closed on Tuesdays)
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • All extras not explicitly mentioned
Reduced price
  • Child (4-17): reduced

Piazza Caricamento, 16126 Genoa GE

Meeting point:

You will meet your guide here

What to remember
  • Min. 2 participants
  • If you encounter any issue please contact the partner with the contacts you will find on the voucher after booking
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  • From Wednesday to Monday at 10am
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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 activity begins.

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