Close your eyes and imagine you’re in Genoa, the city in the north-west of Italy where Christopher Columbus was born. Genoa is a wonderful city: the mild climate, the breath-taking variety of landscape, the huge artistic and cultural heritage make it the ideal destination for a lot of travelers all year round. Its history and culture are impressive.
In Genoa, on one side of the street, you’ll find the Lanterna, the famous lighthouse which has become the symbol of the city. On the other, you’ll see the harbor from which it all began. It’s a harbor that has always connected the city to the rest of Europe and ultimately allowed it to create the first society of a sport that unequivocally changed the culture of the entire country.
This is the city where Italian football was born and from which it spread out. From that moment on, Genoa has been split into two vastly different souls: one symbolized by the Griffin and the other by the Sailor. Welcome to the world of Genoa and Sampdoria – The Derby Della Lanterna.
Your weekend includes:
• Official Match Ticket Genoa v Sampdoria (Distinti)
• Accommodation for 2 nights in 3* hotel in Genoa (Twin Rooms)*
• Guided pre-match stadium tour
• Meeting on the pitch with Genoa players before the game
• Buffet-style catering service before the meeting
• Group photo on the pitch
• Meet-up with Sampdoria fans
• City tour Genoa
• Experienced trip leader and local host
Our small groups are the perfect way to travel with like-minded fans and share this amazing derby experience. You will meet some great people from all over the world and someone from our staff who will be there with you for the whole weekend from the moment you step off the plane (and drinks some beers!).
Not many local rivals can match these two teams and their fans for passion and pageantry, as when the Derby is on, the Stadio Luigi Ferraris comes alive in one of the most colorful and atmospheric games on the calendar. Families, households, and workplaces are all split down the middle on where their loyalties lie when it comes to bragging rights as the best club in Liguria.
As we said, you will experience an exciting city with one of the most underground derbies in Europe. We will eat some proper and delicious Italian coast food, try their different beers, enjoy the harbor and of course, go on an amazing football adventure!
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL AND CITY TOUR
Today is gathering day, football fans from all around the world will arrive today. In the afternoon, we will meet up and our trip leader and local host will show you around in Genoa during a city tour. We will take you to the best sights of Genoa and even some hidden gems! Our trip leader and local host can tell you more about this beautiful city and will take you and tell stories about it. In the afternoon we will have some lunch and have a beer or two. During the night it’s time for some local Italian food. Ready for some of the Pasta’s, Pizza and Tiramisu? We will bring you there.
Today it’s time, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The Derby Della Lanterna will take place in the night. During the day, we will take you to some local bars where the fans gather up before the games. In the afternoon we have a great experience planned together with Genoa FC. We will enjoy an exclusive pre-match stadium tour at Stadio Luigi Ferraris. A professional guide will tell you more about the club, their stadium and the derby between Genoa and Sampdoria. After the tour, there is a buffet in the lounge for everyone and we get ready for the big game. But that’s not all! Just before the game, we will head to the pitch and there we will meet some of the players from Genoa. There will also be a special moment for a group picture at the pitch, just before the derby!
From now on it’s time for 90 minutes singing, flags, pyro and crazy fans from both sides. As we have Distinti (long side) seats, we are able to see all the action from both Genoa and Sampdoria fans. Mark our words, this will be something you won’t forget!
After the final whistle, we will go and see the other side of the derby and meet up with Sampdoria fans, we will have a beer or two and listen to their stories about the derby. For the tireless ones, it’s Saturday night! Why not enjoy some quality nightlife in Genoa?
DAY 3 – TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
It is time to say goodbye, pack your stuff and go back home with unforgettable memories! Skip the touristic breaks and tick off one of Italian biggest derbies in Genoa in style with Homefans.
DATES & PRICES
13-15 December 2019
€329 per person
Are you interested to join us during this season in Genoa? You can now secure your spot (€100 per person) by selecting a deposit for the next Genoa derby in December.
Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately. Wait with booking flights until we give you the confirmed date for the next Genoa Derby
Book Now, Pay Later
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over €200 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
IMPORTANT: The dates are not confirmed yet. Please do not book your flight before speaking to our team about the exact day and time of the game. Even when the fixtures are released, the game can still be rescheduled. In addition, due to the information mention before, the proposed travel itinerary is subject to change.
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