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- A charming fisherman village, an hidden gem in Genoa, very close to the center/downtown. Peaceful, masterpiece of design with the wonderful colored houses all along the hill ending up to the castle of Capo Santa Chiara. Good restaurants and bar, very cozy and welcoming. All in front of the beach where to enjoy swimming and/or sunbathing. What an amazing experience to visit early morning to enjoy the peace and the view of the fisherman returning from their work or at the twilight. It seems incredible to feel a deep feeling of peace and wellness to be in such a placeWritten 9 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A good varied history of all things to do with shipping in Genoa. Staring from the early days and types of boats through to modern day and how the Port has grown over time too, as well as the coming and going of people.
The displays are very good and you can go through some boats to see the size and scale of what life was like.
You also get a chance to go on and through a submarine to see what life was like in there?Written 27 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It's difficult to establish records in this field; even if we want to restrict the term “promenade” to paths other than the seaside boulevards. I therefore give this title to my review only to indicate that this walk could be in contention for a hypothetical prize.
First, the promenade is pedestrian only. Not only are motor vehicles (and even bicycles) not allowed, but cars don't even pass by. The Genoa-La Spezia railway overlooks the promenade in some places, but its presence isn't comparable to that of a busy avenue.
Born in the mid-nineteenth century by transforming a previous path for fishermen and farmers, the walk today looks like a path of about 2 Kms in a wonderful environment.
The coast below the promenade isn't just any coast. High and rocky, composed of dark metamorphic rocks, broken up to the point of unbelievable, it forms picturesque coves and scenic promontories: pure delight for the eye.
The view is constantly attracted by the promontory of Portofino, which to the east manifests its presence reaching out into the sea.
In some cases it's possible to descend from the promenade to the sea, swim or relax on the rocks. Thanks to the climate of Nervi, milder than that of the center of Genoa, the walk allows enjoyment even in the central months of winter. Small bathing establishments, bars and restaurants are present here and there.
The Genova Nervi railway station allows you to reach the center of the promenade very easily.
In short, it is one of the most desirable places you can imagine.Written 16 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amazing high sight seeing in Genova where can you see the italian builduing .
With a various cofee shop balconies and historical placesWritten 28 July 2022
- First of all, be aware this place doesn't open till 1.30 in the afternoon! Apart from that well worth a visit to see the fabulous rooms of the palace. From the understated but still elegant stairs up to the ballroom throne room and others, you will not be disappointed. Go out onto the terrace and look at the building itself!Written 27 July 2022
- Beautiful street lined with cafes and palaces. I haven’t seen much of Genoa, but this street is a must see. Lots of history and very lively.Written 28 July 2022
- It is a good acquarium if you go for the first time. If you had gone to other acquariums like Barcelona or Portugal etc it will be fairly similar.
it is a good pastime with kids.Written 18 July 2022
- The line was very long so we didn't go it but on the outside it was such an interesting building. Next time would go early to get in to see the inside!Written 1 August 2022
- Amazing experience! Must visit!
I walked in awe of the beauty and authority to families buried in there. Cemetery is usually not on the top of tourists place, there are not many people. But this is basically a work of art. Sculptures are alive.Written 19 July 2022
- It is a must
All the palaces are wonderful
Try to get inside at least 2-3 palaces
You should walk along Garibadi street at night as well as on daylightWritten 20 May 2022
- The port area is big with plenty of seating areas. There is also plenty of shops, bars and restaurants around the area. Most people will go walking or running here. Very calm area to relax.Written 25 May 2022
- what a great place to people watch! a fast paced place with people teaming everywhere! Close to shopping and the fountain!Written 1 August 2022
- Go and see what one man and a passion for collecting can make into a fabulous exhibition. As you wander around, each room has a theme for a part of the world. Go out onto the terrace and take in the views over Genoa as well.
Go up (and down) in the lift from Via Balbi to save a lot of leg work going uphill! When we went the lift was free.Written 27 July 2022
- the art inside it amazing, the floor and ceiling were a sight to see! One of the must sees in Genova!Written 1 August 2022
- In the past it was the Doge's home but now it has new funtions: a museum, and cultural centre with exhibitions. The original palace was built 1251-75 so it has a nice architecture. It's in the centre, on Ferrari square, so you can't miss it. It has 2 facades and entrances (from both sides). When we visited it there was an interactive exhibition (I think for children, because there were lots of them).Written 11 November 2019
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- Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan
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