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day trips from Genoa?

I will be in Genoa for a couple of days next month and was looking to see if ther were any great day trips to other cities anyone could recommend... also is there any interesting places in or near genoa like caves or underground chambers..

any help would be appreciated

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1. Re: day trips from Genoa?

The most famous and bigger caves in Liguria are in Toirano.

You need to catch the train to Loano, then a taxi or walk to the Aurelia road where are the bus stops to Toirano served by the tpl line

www.Toiranogrotte.it

www.tpllinea.it

A bit closer from Genova is the ex mine of Gambatesa in Valgraveglia which is still closed for maintenance/safety issues.The mine museum, however is open and the area has few vry ggod restaurants (la Brinca and Osteria del Mosto in primis)

For this destination, you need to catch a train to Chiavari and from the station square continue on the bus to Ne`.

www.labrinca.it

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2. Re: day trips from Genoa?

Thanks so much... Any authentic must visit Trattorias or restaurants off the tourist path you can recommend

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3. Re: day trips from Genoa?

You can no longer go underground at the mining museum of Gambatesa. Though its website suggests that such visits are temporarily suspended, Liguria's daily newspaper presented the closure as if it were permanent.

Buses to Toirano are here http://tinyurl.com/ccwrq48 - the nearest train station is at Borghetto San Spirito though this has a poorer service than some neighbouring stations.

There are also caves at Borgio Verezze near Finale Ligure http://www.grottediborgio.it/en/index.htm though the Toirano ones are bigger.

Edited: 30 August 2012, 07:20
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4. Re: day trips from Genoa?

Thank you Perilzia..

Since you are a destination expert can you recommend any near by interesting day trips from Genoa or any authentic must visit Trattorias or restaurants off the tourist path you can recommend... So excited for my upcoming trip... =)

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5. Re: day trips from Genoa?

Depends what interests you really. Camogli-San Fruttuoso-Portofino-Santa Margherita? Finale Ligure (Finalborgo, Finalmarina) and Noli?

If you're only there for a couple of days, Genoa itself could fully occupy you www.turismo.comune.genova.it/spip.php…

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6. Re: day trips from Genoa?

Since you're looking for things to do, may I suggest a visit to Staglieno, one of the world's most beautiful cemeteries?

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