Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi

July 27, 2009 / Places
Genoa, Liguria

Genoa may be one-third of Italy’s “industrial triangle”, however its location on the Italian Riviera is not wasted.The Nervi quartiere (neighborhood) is the jewel of Genoa and its stunning sea-side promenade takes advantage of the sparkling Ligurian coast.

The Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi, (promenade) named after the wife of the great Risorgimento general, snakes along the coast for 2 km (1.2 miles). As you walk south-east towards Santa Marghertita Ligure, then Sestri, and the Cinque Terre, you will pass many climbable rocks and accessible beaches.

The original path built in the 1800s allowed fishermen to reach fishing grounds adjacent to the sea, and their modern successors can still be seen plying their trade on the rocks.

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Once you have had enough sun, walk through the charming alleyways in the center of Nervi for food and drinks. There are also museums and public parks between Capo Nervi (the main avenue) and the passeggiata.

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Ian Zurzolo

by Ian Zurzolo

Writer, editor, American University of Rome graduate, Italian Notebook Editorial Intern.

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