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rail trip from geneva to genoa

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rail trip from geneva to genoa

We are traveling to geneva first week in june, family of 2 boys 10 and 14. we would like to take the train from geneva to genoa and then spend a week exploring the riviera around imperia side....any thoughts on the route and/or a good base outside of genova for us to experience local culture (near a rail line preferably)?? Perilizia thank you for your prompt reply and info--are you out there? grazie!

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1. Re: rail trip from geneva to genoa

For train times from Geneva to Genoa see http://www.sbb.ch/en/ entering Geneva and Genoa.

For a base outside Genoa which includes the possibility of exploring Genoa itself, you might be better to stay just east of Genoa, for example in Camogli, Santa Margherita or Rapallo which are only 20 minutes to half-an-hour away from Genoa by frequent trains.

Resorts immediately to the west of Genoa are squashed into a very narrow shoreline often dominated by highways and railway, and the first place I would normally suggest which which also has a well-situated train station is Finale Ligure http://www.promofinale.it/ing/chi.htm#, from where fast trains take 45 minutes to Genoa - though slower trains take much longer.

Journeys from Genoa to cities in Imperia province take at least 1hr 30 minutes by the fastest trains, which from there run only every 2 hours. If this is not a problem, you might think about Diano Marina, San Remo and Bordighera www.visitrivieradeifiori.it/Default.aspx… . Alassio in Savona province may also be of interest: …alassio.sv.it/turistico/eng/default.asp

For brief descriptions of most seaside cities in Liguria, see en.ligurien-netz.de/165/imperia-province.html

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