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Tickets for Genoa Ferris Wheel

Are you planning to take a ride on Genoa’s Ferris wheel and want more information about where it is and how much it costs? Are you curious about how high it is and how many rides it makes?

You’ve come to the right place.

If you don’t know me yet, let me introduce myself, I’m Andrea from Discover Genoa and in this article you will find out everything you need to know about the Genovawheel, the Ferris wheel in the Ligurian capital?

Read on to find out more

Where is the Genovawheel located?

The Genovawheel is located in Calata Mandraccio, inside Genoa’s Old Port in the area of the Magazzini del Cotone, a short walk from the Aquarium and the Bigo, Genoa’s panoramic lift.

How tall is the Genovawheel?

The Genovawheel is 45 meters high, and offers extraordinary panoramic views, both of the city and its surroundings. It is one of the tallest “demountable” Ferris wheels in the world.

On the clearest days, visibility of tens of kilometers is achieved, although in case the sun is too glaring, only certain parts of the city can be seen.

panorama from genoa ferris wheel

How much does a ride on the Genoa Ferris wheel cost?

The price for a ride on the Genoa Ferris Wheel is €9 for adults, €5 for children ages 3 to 13, and free for infants ages 0 to 2. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here.

A minimum number of 2 people per cabin is required for safety reasons, and each cabin can accommodate up to 6 people.

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Tickets for Genoa Ferris Wheel

How long is the Ferris wheel ride?

A full Ferris wheel ride takes about 3 minutes.

genoa wheel

How many rides does the Ferris wheel in Genoa take?

A Ferris wheel ride (lasting about 3 minutes) consists of completing 3 full rides.

What are the nearby attractions?

The wheel is located in the Porto Antico area of Genoa; nearby attractions are as follows:

  • Bigo panoramic elevator: 200m
  • Aquarium of Genoa: 900m
  • Galleon: 1.1km
  • Galata Sea Museum: 1.7km

Where had the Ferris wheel been moved to?

It was initially placed at the Old Port, where it remained for over 5 years.

After that, it was moved to Viale Caviglia (in front of Genoa Brignole Station) and then dismantled in February 2022 and moved to Lake Garda.

As of December 1, 2022, it returned to Genoa, to the Magazzini del Cotone area, where it is currently in operation.

genoa ferris wheel by night

Why did they move the Ferris wheel in Genoa?

It had initially been moved to the gardens of Genoa Brignole but to no avail, as attendance had been very low. So it was moved elsewhere, eventually returning to the Old Port.

Hours and contacts

Opening hours:

  • mon 10–22:30
  • tue 10–23
  • wed 10–23
  • thu 10–23
  • fri 10–23
  • sat 10–23
  • sun 10-23

Contact:

Other information

  • The wheel consists of 18 cabins;
  • Each cabin can carry up to 6 passengers;
  • The wheel has a maximum capacity of 108 people;
  • It was built by the company Technical Park;
  • It is decked out with 6,000 light points.
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Tickets for Genoa Ferris Wheel

Photo credits:

Andrea Semonella

Hey! I'm Andrea and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world and meeting people on the road. I'm in love with my city, and I'm happy to share with you all the best place and most incredible secrets of Genoa, Italy.

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