A charming former fishing village

September 6, 2017

Often considered one of the gems of Genoa, Boccadasse is a former fishing village with a rustic and unspoilt feel.  The small pebbled bay is surrounded with pastel coloured buildings, and along the narrow cobbled streets there are small cafes and bars that make for a perfect retreat from the busy streets of central Genoa.



Getting to Boccadasse


By Foot or Bus...

There are a few ways you can get from central Genoa to Boccadasse, but the most straightforward is either walking or taking the bus.  Bus 42 departs from “Via Dante” next to the “Piazza De Ferrari” and takes approximately 20 minutes to Boccadasse.  Use Google Maps to precisely locate the bus stop, which also gives good estimations of the next departure.  Tickets cost 1.50 and can be bought from newsstands or Tabaci stores (there is one on “Via Dante” opposite the bus stop).  The walk from central Genoa along “Corso Italia” takes around an hour, but offers great views towards the open Mediterranean Sea.


By Train...

Alternatively, if you don’t want to walk or catch a bus, there are trains from both “Genova Piazza Principe” and “Genova Brignole” to “Genova Sturla”, from where it is a further 15 minute walk to Boccadasse.  The train continues towards the Genova beach destinations of Camogli, Sori and Nervi so it is a good option if you are continuing along the coast after visiting Boccadasse.


More Photos


There are always more photos to be shared, but sharing them all on this journal page will just make it look cluttered - so if you want to see more photos for travel inspiration, check out my Flickr Italy album. 


Next Stop?


 Genoa to Sardinia by Ferry - Wednesday 6th September 2017 




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