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The other Genoa: Boccadasse, the village of lovers! (in Italian)
“You will see a royal city, leaning against an alpine hill, superb for men and for walls, whose only appearance indicates it as lady of the sea. (F Petrarca). Hello everyone, I'm Giovanna, Genoese doc, born and raised in this splendid city that I love and know deeply. I am an official tour guide in love with Genoa, a passionate scholar of its history, I love sharing who I am and what I know with the travelers I meet who I consider my guests. I dedicated my training to language learning and tourism. Passionate about art, history and literature, I would like to convey to visitors the same love I have for this little-known and often very underestimated city.
Boccadasse, the Genoa you don't expect, outside the classic city tours a few minutes from the center, is the most fascinating and characteristic village of the city, a picturesque place that does not give up its most authentic soul, that of a small fishermen's reality . This part of the city is the most characteristic, much loved by the Genoese and by tourists from all over the world who arrive here somewhat by chance.
The colorful houses overlook the small bay, a pebble beach and its narrow streets are full of typical shops and restaurants, all on a human scale. Living this neighborhood for a few hours with a local guide who knows every secret, every detail and every nuance will let you discover all the charm of this city devoted to the sea. Reaching this magical corner is simple, we will meet near the central Brignole station, after a short journey by bus we will reach the splendid Corsa Italia, the Genoese promenade in the elegant Albaro district which leads right to the Borgo di Boccadasse which we will visit throughout the its splendour, perhaps savoring an ice cream cone from the typical ice cream parlor until you reach the hill of Capo Santa Chiara, a balcony over the gulf from which we will admire a breathtaking view and where we will end our tour. Contact me and I will surprise you.
Bring two bus tickets that can be purchased at newsstands and tobacconists. THE TOUR IS IN ITALIAN, A MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE IS REQUIRED.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Genova Brignole, Piazza Giuseppe Verd...Genova Brignole, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 2, 16121 Genova GE, Italy
I will be under the clock of the Brignole station building
1Outside visitStazione brignole
2Outside visitVia Urania
3Outside visitSan Giuliano
4Outside visitVia Al Capo di Santa Chiara
6Outside visitVernazzola Beach
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).