The other Genoa: Boccadasse, the village of lovers! (in Italian)

Duration: 2h
Languages: Italian
Guru: Giovanna
Registered on December 21, 2022

“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.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Genova Brignole, Piazza Giuseppe Verd...
    Genova Brignole, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 2, 16121 Genova GE, Italy
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    I will be under the clock of the Brignole station building

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Stazione brignole
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Via Urania
  • 3
    Outside visit
    San Giuliano
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Via Al Capo di Santa Chiara
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Vernazzola 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).

Tour opinions

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Michela 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Un tour davvero sorprendente, spiegazione puntuale e precisa. Grande professionalità nella conduzione della gita. Bellissima la passeggiata prima di arrivare a Boccadasse, un pieno di sole ed energia !
Elisabetta 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Il tour a Boccadasse è stato splendido! una località molto particolare, che sicuramente avremmo visto con occhi più superficiali senza la nostra guru Giovanna, che ci ha accompagnati con tanta passione e pazienza da Corso Italia, per una bella passeggiata sul lungomare per ammirare la costa e le ville Liberty fino ad arrivare allo splendido borgo di Boccadasse, con le sue casette colorate e un’atmosfera incantevole al tramonto. Consiglio vivamente a tutti questo tour, non ne resterete delusi… Giovanna è una guru deliziosa, non avremmo potuto chiedere di meglio.
Irene 19 Nov 2023

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Travelled in family - Nov 2023
Giovanna è stata molto gentile e disponile, abbiamo visitato una parte di Genova mai vista ed inaspettata. Una bella sorpresa! Molto gentile e disponibile anche con i bambini.
Rosa 12 Nov 2023
Cala d'Or

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Giovanna excelente profesional: atenta, dedicada, conocedora de su cultura, puntual. Siempre buscó que todas las personas del grupo entendiesen las explicaciones ( habían personas que no hablaban el idioma). Gracias Giovanna, queremos volver a Génova y si buscamos un tour no dudaremos en repetir contigo!
silvia 12 Nov 2023
La Plata

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Muy profesional y un encanto de persona
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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