From Via del Campo to the village of Boccadasse

If you Listen to the song “Via del Campo”, by the famous singer-song writer Fabrizio De Andrè, you will be brought directly into the heart of Genoa, into its ancient “Carruggi”. These narrow labyrinthine streets of Old Town are now one of the major tourist attractions of the city. You can not say you have been to Genoa without having crossed “Via del Campo”, where Gianni Tassio's shop-museum, dedicated to this Genoese singer-songwriter, is located, and without having eaten a piece of Focaccia (or fugassa in genovese dialect) in these picturesque alleys. Nearby, there is a museum that chronicles the business of another famous Genoese, Giuseppe Mazzini: this is the Museo del Risorgimento (The Resurgence). Another MUST-SEE is the street “Via Garibaldi”, also known as Strada Nuova/New Road, onto which the three prominent Museums of Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Tursi are situated side by side.

It is characteristic of the Carruggi that they are closely linked to the sea and above all the Old Port of Genoa. After the celebrations of Columbus in 1992, this area overlooking the sea, took on a whole new appearance characterized by the famous Bigo, a unique rotating lift which provides a magnificent 360 degree view of the city skyline.

Also another piece of architecture has changed the skyline of the old port: the so-called Bubble of Renzo Piano. A few steps away is the world-famous Aquarium of Genoa. It is one of the largest and most fascinating aquariums in Europe, consisting of over 70 tanks depicting various marine environments and housing more than 600 species including sharks, dolphins and seals. Moreover, in this area you will find the City of children which is entirely dedicated to children and the Antarctica Museum, the only of its kind to be dedicated to this icy environment.

Immersing yourself back into the deep alleys you will find Porta Soprana, one of the oldest entrances to the city. On the way, you will pass the impressive San Lorenzo, the Cathedral of Genoa as well as the ancient Palazzo Ducale, which is now an important venue for various exhibitions. It is in a corner of the old town that you will find the home of Christopher Columbus. The celebrated navigator and discoverer lived here from the age of 4.

Just a little effort (minimal if you take public transport) and you will arrive at the Lantern, the symbol of the city. The 117 meter high Lantern is the old lighthouse of Genoa, whose exterior is formed by two towers. Climbing the 365 steps you will reach the highest point from where the spectacular views of the bay and the river will leave you breathless.

Passing through Corso Italia you will discover a neighbourhood which is particularly dear to the Genoese, but less known to tourists. This is an elegant waterfront, renovated in 1992, which begins at the Fiera del Mare and culminates in the village of Boccadasse. It is a 5 km long trail, passing through equipped beaches and prestigious villas. Boccadasse is not only the culmination of this walk, it is also an ancient and picturesque fishing village that retains its pungent taste of the sea.


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Some distance:

City center      23 km

Nervi            30 km

Camogli          40 km

Arenzano         39 km
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