Genoa Events: the complete guide to the upcoming events in town

Genoa, known for being the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and Niccolò Paganini, is a beautiful city by the sea with the ancient port ("porto antico" in Italian) and the largest aquarium in Italy (and one of the biggest ones in Europe).

To enjoy sea and art of Zena (as it is called Genoa in Ligurian), it is essential to be informed about all genoa events.
You need a good list of upcoming events near Genoa Italy: StudentsVille Staff has selected a calendar of the best art exhibitions, concerts, festivals in town.

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What's happening in and around Genoa

This page will keep you updated about December events near Genoa Italy and much more: everyday you can read and discover all the info events in Genoa

  • Thanks to Mibact’s initiative “Io vado al Museo” Genoa State museums open free on first Sunday of month
  • The symbol of the city is the lighthouse, "La Lanterna": port traffic lights and totem of genovesity. You can buy the tickets here to visit it.

Best Art Exhibitions in Genoa

  • "Obey Fidelity. The Art of Shepard Fairey", Palazzo Ducale, July 4th - November 1st 2020

Palazzo Ducale hosts the exhibition dedicated to one of the most famous street artists of recent decades, Shepard Fairey, codename OBEY. His worldwide fame is linked to the Hope poster, the four-coloured portrait of Barak Obama.
Info: here.

  • "Ivos Pacetti. Imprenditore Futurista", Wolfsoniana – Musei di Nervi, July 5th 2019 - November 1st 2020

The exhibition, thanks to the support of the Archivio Pacetti - Studio Ernan Design in Albisola Superiore and to loans from some of the main Italian ceramic collections, aims to offer a 360° view of Pacetti's multifaceted artistic activity: Pacetti's production as a ceramist (even beyond Futurism), his experimental research in the photographic field and his intense pictorial activity.
Info: here.

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  • Van der Graaf Generator, Teatro Politeama Genovese,  September 6th 2021

Van der Graaf Generator, one of the best British progressive rock bands ever, will do a tour in 2021 to celebrate fifty years of their career.
Tickets: here.


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Festival, commemorations

  • Palio marinaro di San Pietro, June 2021

First Sunday in July: Palio marinaro di San Pietro, a palio that has been held in the waters of the gulf since 1955 and involves wooden fishing boats.

  • San Giovanni Battista, June 24th 2021

Patronal feast dedicated to St. John the Baptist.