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Welcome to Genoa

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.

 

THE EXPERIENCE

We know the world’s best bits, so your football travel adventure will always be immersive and authentic, and your accommodation hand-picked. Our locals and guides know their destinations and football culture better than anyone, so get off the beaten path with access to a local experience that truly connects you to the destination. We take all the hassle out of travel planning for you. Match tickets? Unique accommodation? Local? Sorted.

Your weekend does 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

Good to know

Remember, flights aren’t included for this trip. We’re happy to assist in finding the best options for you. We advise booking flights when the match is confirmed, this is approximately 6 weeks before. Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change

Trip Highlights

Welcome to Genoa

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.

Matchday: Experience Derby Della Lanterna

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!

Ciao Genoa, next up Milan?

The weekend in Genoa is almost over. But why not extend your weekend with another football match in Italy? Head to Milan for AC Milan v Sassuolo in the incredible San Siro stadium. San Siro is a football temple that is a must-visit for any football fan.

Milan is a real football city though, one that breaths football, which culminates in the intense rivalry between working-class Inter and upper-class Milan. A football packed weekend is here!

UPGRADE YOUR WEEKEND

Single Room

Prefer a single room for the duration of your trip? Add this option and enjoy some rest in a private room. price £89

AC Milan v Sassuolo

Do you want to see AC Milan v Sassuolo in the same weekend? Upgrade your weekend and add this option on Sunday. price £45
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