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A hidden Cosmopolitan city of Genova

It's a refreshing experience away from the heart of Genova, about just under an hour by train. The... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
antmontaq
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Short bus ride from Rapallo

Nice coastal town about 30 minute bust ride from Rapallo. Many arcades which is great for raining... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
Bywood
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Toronto
via mobile
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

It's a refreshing experience away from the heart of Genova, about just under an hour by train. The separation of the old part and the sweeping coastal side is distinctly different. The medieval arcades with its shops, cafés, restaurants are an experience to explore. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank antmontaq
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Nice coastal town about 30 minute bust ride from Rapallo. Many arcades which is great for raining day outings. Almost like a smaller scale Bologna.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bywood
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

A good selection of small family owned boutiques and cafes / patisseries. Pavements mostly covered by “portici” which is useful if it rains! The central part is all pedestrianised. Lovely to have a stroll and look at the shops and their windows displays. Not so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

A bustling and busy centre which reminded us of other major italian cities like turin but without the huge distances to cover. A great place to stay and visit highly recommended

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

If one wants to experience other than the bucket-list sights of Italy and wants a little bit larger than a village experience, the Centro Storico (Old Town) of Chiavari is a good place. It's got a little hustle-and-bustle, lots of shops, but without the crowds....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lazo1894
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This town is full of classic architecture, arched walkways, a small market selling produce, cheese, nuts and bread on Sunday. It is so laid back, calm and charming. Not at all touristy like the Cinque Terre villages to the south and Portofino to the North....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JoanJh
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The whole area around this extensive shopping street is unreal. So many interesting things to see and do. I am surprised this city does not appear on more peoples radar scope.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The character of this area is given by the old porches and the line of boutiques, several coffee bars and specialised shops which cover the historic centre of the town (Caruggio Dritto), well worth a stroll.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MaGr19
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

First time here and we enjoyed it. Nice place with a market every morning and a second hand market on Saturday and Sunday. Lot of shop. Not so "touristique". Tradespeople friendly. Activities on the evening as concert or grande abbufatta. Choose the good beach (closed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MorvanBiker
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit! I would definitely recommend this place for a scroll around in the afternoon. Very nice shops in real Italian city!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tom2871
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