City Events

Throughout the week of the 63rd Genoa International Boat Show, the city of Genoa will be bustling with a spectacular events programme. 
The Genoa events calendar:
22nd September
Serata in Blu (An Evening in Blue): Piano Sky Aperitif and Silent Disco
  • Piano Sky in Piazza Fontane Marose From 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm: Piano Sky is a magical evening spent beneath a piano suspended in the clouds, a unique and exciting show that enchants those who take part by communicating beauty through the universal language of music. An unusual and elegant concert, to be experienced gazing into the night sky.
  • Via Garibaldi Aperitif + Silent Disco From 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm, an aperitif on Via Garibaldi in the halls of the Palazzi dei Rolli and at tables set up along Strada Nuova. Shhh... the Rolli Silent Disco kicks off from 10.30 pm to 2.00 am. Live Radici podcast with Milkborg and Selvatico Something new that rises from the past, transforms it and constructs a new kind of awareness. The aim is to connect culture, art, food and wine with different styles and sounds, to create a cultural blend in its broadest sense, one that enables the creation of transversal experiences through which to rediscover locations throughout Liguria such as the city’s Via Garibaldi, a UNESCO heritage site, in a fresh and innovative way. 3 DJs, 3 different channels to choose from: channel 1 Electronic Dj Milkborg / channel 2 Hip Hop Dj Kamo & Mr. Phil / channel 3 Pop Eros & Cape Live the unique experience of dancing among the noble 16th century palaces! With thanks to Confcommercio Genova, the Genoa Chamber of Commerce, and Civ Meridiana Via Garibaldi.
Friday 22nd
Saturday 23rd
Sunday 24th
The Sea2See festival is back again this year for the Genoa International Boat Show, but in a new and even more evocative location, the cloister of the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa. Three films about the sea, three different ways of experiencing and watching it: the sea here becomes a challenge and a source of life lessons, a sea that needs to be defended, to be protected from indiscriminate exploitation, a sea that can also be a source of both madness and courage. These are the keys to interpreting the film event, whose patron will be Rachele Fogar, a model with a passion for sailing and extreme sports, daughter of the famous explorer Ambrogio. Sea2See will be held in Silent Cinema mode (all spectators will be able to sit in comfortable deckchairs and will be provided with headphones) in the courtyard of Palazzo Ducale on the evenings of Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September with opening time at 8.45 pm and the screening starting at 9.00 pm. Admission is free while places last. Reservations are must be made beforehand at

Porto Antico

Begins at 9.00 pm Italy's most popular 90s live show, a show for all ages: a frontman/singer alongside a DJ, cute mascots, dancers and special effects animate the stage for two hours non-stop with the best hits of the 90s. Favourites by Eiffel 65, Gigi D'Agostino and Gabry Ponte are just a taste of the songs that will have the city dancing into the night. An evening of emotions and energy that has already received excellent press coverage and thousands of likes on social media.
24th September
Treasure hunting "Sulle onde del mare" (“On the waves”)

Streets and squares throughout Genoa’s historic town centre

From 3.00 pm to 6:30 pm An exciting team-based treasure hunt with something of a marine and maritime twist: an intriguing trek through old and new memories, linked to those sailors who gave Genoa the title of the “Superba”, indomitable figures who explored the skies above the waves, over the course of centuries. A treasure hunt highlighting the traditions and stories linked to the sea, particularly those of our city, walking the length and breadth of the maze of gorgeous alleyways and charming squares that makes up Genoa's historic town centre, approx. 5 km. A journey through the recesses of history, discovering often unknown aspects of the city of Genoa. The treasure hunt will take place as follows: participants will be given a map containing a series of riddles which, once solved, will point out the same number of locations in Genoa's historic town centre, manned by characters and historic re-enactors from the various Genoese Historical and Artistic Groups. Once they discover and reach the cryptic locations, the groups on site will give the participants a riddle to solve, of a maritime-historical nature, the correct answer to which will result in them being given part of an anagram. The collection of all parts of the anagram will allow them to finally solve it and find the place where the treasure is symbolically kept. The winner is whoever manages to find that location first. Participants: Associazione Liberamete APS, Associazione I Malandrini APS, Gruppo Storico Sestrese, Gruppo Storico Sextum, Compagnia Balestrieri del Mandraccio, Balestrieri San Giorgio, Gruppo Storico i Gatteschi, Gruppo Storico Corte Fieschi, Gruppo Storico Limes Vite, Gruppo Storico San Giorgio Fighter, Gruppo Folcloristico Città Di Genova, Gruppo Danze Tribal Delight. Artistic Coordination Circolo Culturale Fondazione Amon APS. 

105 in the City – Special Genoa Boat Show event

Piazza De Ferrari - From 9.00 pm

A concert organised by the Liguria Region, with the Radio 105 DJ Set and performances by Federica Andreani, Piccolo G and Lolita. Guest appearance of Gaia and closing performance by Room9 feat. Big Boy and DJ Set

25th September
Blue band: voice and band ensemble from the "Liceo Musicale Pertini” School

From Piazza de Ferrari to Piazza Banchi

Starting at 4.30 pm until 6.30 pm A moving band with a final choir performance by the students of the Liceo Musicale e Coreutico Sandro Pertini School in Genoa, under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Macrì. The band will set off in Piazza De Ferrari. The choir performance will be held on the steps of the San Pietro in Banchi church.

From Thursday 21st
to Tuesday 26th
“Il Salone Nautico, la Liguria, il Mondo” (“The Genoa Boat Show, Liguria and the World”) A photography exhibition realised in partnership with Il Secolo XIX

Largo Pertini 

The Liguria Region, in partnership with the Genoa International Boat Show and Il Secolo XIX, will organises a photography exhibition entitled "Il Salone Nautico, la Liguria e il Mondo" (The Genoa Boat Show, Liguria and the World) in Piazza Largo Pertini. The exhibition will feature the front pages of the newspaper Il Secolo XIX divided into themes: international events, national news, Liguria chronicles, and sports. The exhibition will be open from 21st to 26th September and consists of 8 four-sided totems with lighting in the evenings. In addition to the totems located in Piazza Largo Pertini, another 13 totems will be placed at the Genoa Boat Show (next to the indoor sports arena on the sea side/white structure) with the front pages of the newspaper Il Secolo XIX recounting the evolution of the Genoa Boat Show and the Liguria region from the first edition to the present day.

Events organised by CIV

For the duration of the Genoa International Boat Show, there will also be a full events calendar organised by the Confcommercio’s CIVs (Integrated Street Centres: non-profit consortiums dedicated to the enhancement of delimited locations of the city): From 21st to 25th the Cesarea Garden will be hosting musical performances in via Cesarea, an exhibition market of garden products and local delicacies, an apericena with music, and on Saturday 23rd a performance by a band and the elimination rounds of the World Pesto Championship between various competing CIVs. CIV Carignano will be organising the 'Street food Carignano e 500 fest' on Saturday 23rd September in Piazza Rocco Piaggio from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm, a street food event with a gathering of 500 historic cars and craft markets in Via Corsica. CIV Sestiere Carlo Felice is organising two events: 'Vintage cars in the streets of Civ' on Saturday 23rd from 3.00 pm to midnight in Via Roma and Galleria Mazzini, and 'Serate in blu' (Evenings in blue), also on Saturday 23rd from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm in Via Roma, Via XXV Aprile, Largo San Giuseppe and Galleria Mazzini with musical performances by a saxophonist, violinist and DJ set. On Saturday 23rd September 'Sportability day 2023' will be held at the 'La Sciorba' sports facility, an event organised by 'Stelle nello sport' (Stars in sports) with the patronage of Genoa City Council and Liguria Region.