Ticket: Escorted tour of Casa di Colombo
Not far from Porta Soprana, just outside the ancient medieval walls, is the Casa di Colombo, where the discoverer of the Americas lived in his youth. According to archival documents, Domenico Colombo, father of the great navigator, moved here in 1455, when Christopher was four years old. The ground floor of the house was used as a workshop; an attic with wooden beams divides it from the upper floor, where the rooms for private use were located.
Escorted tour of Casa di Colombo
The guided tour will involve not only Columbus’ House but also the Cloister of Sant’Andrea, rebuilt in the area behind the House and Porta Soprana to give the visitor a complete view of this area, still considered the medieval heart of Genoa.
The visit includes: entrance and guided tour of 15/20 minutes Casa Colombo, Chiostro di Sant’Andrea and Porta Soprana in Italian and English.
Architectural Barriers: narrow stairs to access the upper floor. Not recommended for disabled people
Dog friendly: pets are allowed, provided they are small and held in your arms.
Guided tour of the House of Columbus
Duration of the visit: approx. 20 min.
Hours of accompanied visit
From October to March
Tuesday – Friday: 10:30am – 11:00am – 11:30am – 02:30pm – 03:00pm – 03:30pm – 04:00pm – 04:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:30am – 11:00am – 11:30am – 02:30pm – 03:00pm – 03:30pm – 04:00pm – 04:30pm
Close: December 25th , January 1st
Admission to the Escorted tour of Casa di Colombo
Children: 13/17: € 6.50
Children 0/12: free
The program includes: entry ticket and guided tour of Casa di Colombo, Chiostro di Sant’Andrea and Porta Soprana.
The program does not include: everything not expressly indicated in “the program includes”.