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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Boccadasse

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Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa Independent Sightseeing Experience with Private...
Ranked #1 of 293 things to do in Genoa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

A tiny fishing village very picturesque with its colorful old houses. Makes for excellent photo ops. It's name derives from Bocca (mouth) d'Asse (the old river Asse which used to flow into the sea at this location) There is a nice Gelateria or ice cream shop and one of Genoa's most famous restaurants Vittorio al Mare the food is excellent especially the fresh seafood but it is
expensive. The village tends to get crowded because of the narrow cobbled lanes and it being a popular place both for locals and tourists. There is a small pebbled beach and there are fishing boats pulled up on shore. It is located at the eastern end of the seafront promenade called Corso Italia which by the way makes a very nice walk starting from the Fiera del Mare (EXPO) at the western end and ending at Boccadasse in the east. There is also a bus which takes you there #31.

Visited June 2012
4 Thank Pat D
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“Only if You Have Lots of Time....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

With so much to see and do in Genova, I can't get very excited about a visit to Boccadasse. Once or twice a month I take the bus from Bringole out to the church at Boccadasse, stroll the town and power walk back to the city; that's the perfect visit for me-fast! I find the restaurants overpriced and the gelato is good, but not THAT good! It's a cute fishing village, but needs some TLC and is best photographed from a distance so you don't see all the pealing paint and huge garbage bins on the beach! (Why don't they move them!!!) and cigarette butts are terrible!...all over the beach! For me, my time is better spent in all the wonderful museums/old city center/churches in downtown Genova. If you really need to get out of the city take the train (15 minutes) past Boccadasse to stroll the Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi at Nervi, now that is beautiful!!! Enjoy your time IN Genova!

Visited October 2012
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Lyon, France
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“Excellent getaway from Genova”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Excellent getaway from Genova! This small village is very close to Genova (direction South). You can lay down on the big stones or on the small beach and take a refreshing bath.
All the buildings are not in a good shape but the colors are beautifull.

Visited August 2012
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Greater Manchester
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“Worth a Stroll on a nice day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

I liked the authenticity of this little fishing village where time seems to have stood still. However it is very small indeed,but the views along the approaching stretch of coastal walkway are gorgeous!

Visited September 2012
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Hamble, United Kingdom
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“definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

A beautiful place to wander around and lose a morning or afternoon. A veritable spaghetti of winding cobbled streets, some interesting properties clinging to the cliffs. popular little cobbled beach.

Visited September 2011
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