This guided itinerary will take you back in time to the time of the ancient Republic of Genoa, where one of the most important activities was manufacturing. You will discover typical fabrics such as lace and less noble fabrics, such as hemp and "the blue of Genoa", now known as "Blue Jeans", a particular fabric that was used to cover goods on ships and later worn by sailors themselves.
The route will take you to visit the historic center with a particular interest in the craft stores. You will stop in the historic workshop, located in the historic center, which has always treated the Genoese "mezzari", large pieces of fabric in cotton or linen richly printed with fanciful designs of trees (the best known is "the Tree of Life") that were once used both to cover the garment and as a furnishing accessory in many noble palaces.
Have lunch where you prefer and in the afternoon you will be taken on a guided tour of the Diocesan Museum, a real treasure chest of works of art, set up inside the cloister of San Lorenzo.
In the rooms alternate sculptures, paintings, sails of ships, and canvas of the '500 painted on the famous "blue of Genoa", the current blue jeans fabric.