Genoa scavenger hunt and city tour
Genoa scavenger hunt and city tour was created to offer you the best way to explore a beautiful city of Italy.
The picturesque Ligurian capital placed in the center of the region, heart of a wide metropolitan area.
For more than seven centuries the capital of the namesake Republic, Genoa is also known as la Superba,
and Dominante dei mari (“the Seas Queen”) due to its glorious past.
Overlooking the Ligurian Sea, its history is relative to the art of navigation and the trade.
Go explore it playing Genoa scavenger hunt !
Explore Genoa , playing our scavenger hunt !
What to expect
- It is an outdoor activity that combines playing, walking and learning!
- Explore the city in a fun way by solving riddles and puzzles.
- Discover fascinating facts and stories about the city.
- Let the game reveal hidden gems and places.
- Have the best walk of the city and visit 10 of its most important attractions.
Full description of Genoa scavenger hunt and self guided tour
- Uncover the highlights with an interactive smartphone app. Solve location-based riddles on this walking tour.
- Visit 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination.
- Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.
- Feel the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- Read interesting information and facts. Stop to snap pictures as you go. Reveal an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
Important information about Genoa scavenger hunt
- Cost: Each game costs 20 EUR (per group) , up to 5 players. For more players you can purchase more games. For example for 25 players, you can purchase 5 games.
- Average duration: 1.5 hours including total walking time 35 minutes
- Supported languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as the puzzles are related to
their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection in case of the online-mobile application.
What you need to know about Genoa scavenger hunt ?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start playing anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your game and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more games if you need more languages.
- The city hunt + city tour provides information about the city and its attractions, but the escape games do not offer a city tour.
- The outdoor escape games provide total points and a leaderboard and are a bit more difficult than the city hunt + city tour.
- There is no time limit for the game. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- Our game is completely outdoor, so it depends on the weather. The game can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Prefer to start the game in daylight, as the lack of light may make it difficult to solve puzzles. However, the game can still be played at night.
- For groups of more than 5 people, you must purchase 1 game per 5 people. For example, for a group of 25 people, buy 5 games.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is a nice and very educational activity for them if an adult helps them solve the puzzles and explains them.
- Puzzles do not require knowledge. Players must use their imagination, logic, combinatorial thinking and cooperation.
- Every attraction hides a puzzle ! The puzzles are independent and not connected to each other through a story. The goal is for players to interact with the attractions and their surrounding areas !
- Our game is completely covid19-free as it is an outdoor game!
Genoa scavenger hunt and city tour
Starting location:St Syrus’s Basilica
Ending location:Christopher Columbus House
You will visit:
- Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana
- Piazza Fontane Marose
- Santa Maria delle Vigne
- Palazzo San Giorgio
- Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
- Doge’s Palace
- Piazza De Ferrari
- Porta Soprana
- Christopher Columbus’ House
Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana
Apart from being the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, it is an important place in Italy that is known for its architecture and high cultural values.
It is the place where you will be starting your trip to Genoa. Being a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it has high importance for Italy as well as for the whole world. The building takes you back to the mid-16th century days when it was built, and it amazingly portrays Spanish architectural style.
Piazza Fontane Marose
Piazza Fontane Marose is a square located in the historic center of the city and it is present between the XXV Aprile and the New Streets. The location and the architectural value dates back to the 16th century. However, it has been modified several times by now.
Santa Maria Delle Vigne
This Roman Catholic church was built in the 10th century for the first time and its main altar was completed in 1730. Apart from being a church and a historical site, it is also important because it is the final resting place of Alessandro Serradella who was a famous Italian composer.
Palazzo San Giorgio – Genoa scavenger hunt
Yet another historical building is present in Genoa which dates back to the 13th century. The architectural style of this building looks stunning in the daylight. In the early days, it served as the civil-political center of the place
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Also known as the Genoa Cathedral, it is dedicated to Saint Lawrence. The cathedral is a huge building that was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. The exterior of the church is built in gothic architectural style dating back to the 13th century.
Doge’s Palace – Genoa scavenger hunt
Another building is built in gothic architectural style. It is a palace that was built in Venetian Gothic style and this Palace is one of the most famous landmarks in Genoa. It was built as a palace in the 14th century but in the 20th century, it was converted into a museum.
Piazza De Ferrari
The main Square of Genoa is not only an important historic site, but it is also the important modern center of the city. Apart from being historically important, it is also a famous tourist attraction because of the main fountain of the square. Now this square and its surrounding buildings are the houses to a lot of office buildings for different companies.
One of the most important historical parts of Genoa is this place as it was the protection of the city of Genoa in the older times. The giant walls are only remaining in portions these days and they are longer than any walls in any other city in the whole of Italy. While there was a purpose for these walls in the olden days, now they only serve as a tourist attraction.
Christopher Columbus’ House – ending point of Genoa scavenger hunt
The last stop for you is Christopher Columbus’s house itself. It is undoubtedly the most important place to visit in the whole of Genoa. The house was reconstructed in the 18th century, and it is the place of birth as well as the place where Christopher Columbus grew up.
The original house was destroyed so it was rebuilt but everything was mimicked like the original one. This is where your exploration of Genoa comes to an end.