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  • swisstraveller
    Berne556 contributions
    The old part of Boccadasse is very pretty and picturesque. It is also very touristy, so dont expect to be there alone. If you eat at one of the restaurants, expect higher prices than in Genoa, and dont expect too much. If you have enough time whilst in Genoa, I would include a visit to Boccadasse, but I wouldnt go out of my way to do so.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Thato Nkhahle
    Maseru, Lesotho3 contributions
    The ship gave us a picture of what a battle ship looks like. The kids thoroughly enjoyed being on the ship and climbing up and down the various floors of the ship.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy10,943 contributions
    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 May 16, 2022
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  • swisstraveller
    Berne556 contributions
    You get great views over the city from this viewpoint. For me, the highlight was the elevator, and the elevator station - old, authentic and in perfect condition. The elevator used to cost 0.90 cents per way, now it is free.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • christiano_10
    Tczew, Poland419 contributions
    It is a beautiful palace. It was the garden, though, that made me feel amazed. And the view from the roof terrace.
    Written September 12, 2021
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  • Anmar68
    Apeldoorn, The Netherlands118 contributions
    Many old buildings, but sometimes hard tombes, because they are build pretty close to eachother………..
    Written September 2, 2021
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  • swisstraveller
    Berne556 contributions
    Even though they are basically prisons for animals, I love well kept aquariums, and the one in Genoa is one of the best I have so far been lucky to visit.

    If you dont like standing in queues and dont want to have huge amounts of people (including many children) with you in the aquarium, avoid the weekends at all costs. I guess everybody is different, but for me, standing in line for more than an hour, to enter a place with a lot of people, many of them screaming, crying etc., is not at all what I am looking for. You want to reserve your entering time online. Choose a time early in the morning, and not on the weekend, so that you will able to enjoy the really wonderful aquarium the way it should be enjoyed.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • drmader
    Orinda, CA1,972 contributions
    Quaint church in the old part of Genoa near port antica..walked
    in the afternoon and looked about. A bit of construction on outside .small piazza w dining and shopping near..not far from
    Ferrari plaza /theater
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Giovanni C
    Genova31 contributions
    The largest historical cemetery in Europe, full of amazing statues and beautiful ornaments. A visit is almost mandatory, better if not in summer.
    Written October 1, 2020
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  • Susywonder
    Rome, Italy148 contributions
    It's one of the best example in Europe of aristocrat palaces only in one street. Not to miss, especially during the rolli days
    Written October 29, 2019
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  • swisstraveller
    Berne556 contributions
    The harbor has several attractions (like the aquarium), many restaurants and bars, and is a lively nice place, at every time of the day. Its a great place to stroll around, have a gelati, do some people watching etc.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Danexplorer
    Copenhagen, Denmark337 contributions
    The piazza and its huge fountain is worth a visit, not only because of the piazza itself, but because its the 'navel' from where five interesting shopping streets are radiating + it is not more than a few minutes walk from the impressing via Garibaldi.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Stephanie & Anthony
    Lincoln, UK526 contributions
    Firstly we came here walking down from Righi which took 15 minutes, all downhill.

    We ate at the restaurant, the menu had no English but the waitress translated for us. The food was very good!

    Thr rain suddenly became heavy and we ventured into the castles museum. Its just a pity that none of it has any English. It seems the captain had a very ingesting life of adventure and the museum showcases all the items he brought back with him from his travels (guns, spears, pottery and even a japanese mermaid)

    Written October 4, 2020
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  • Veroniek K
    Vught, The Netherlands518 contributions
    We really liked this place, i read all comments and you are right. It is a gem. Do get a guide to take you they are very nice . The guide took us upstairs .very interesting lovely garden too!
    Written October 5, 2020
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary834 contributions
    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 November 11, 2019
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