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Corso Italia, Genoa

Corso Italia - Genoa, Italy
Corso Italia
Corso Italia, Genoa, Italy 16145Map
Neighborhood: Albaro
Overview

Work was started on this path at the beginning of the 20th century and it was not completed until the middle of the 30's. It resulted in a massive change in the look of the coastline. This long path to the sea connects the "Fiera del Mare" or Sea fair with the picturesque fishing village Boccadasse. The newly restored Abbey of S.Giuliano is the only reminder that this used to be an old city area. Opposite, you should have a look at the eclectic Villa Canali Gaslini which was built by G.Coppedè. The Corso Italia was a copy of the promenades that can be found in Cannes and Nice. The paving stones are decorated with wind roses and the landscape (the flower-beds are full of Mediterranean and exotic plants) has only recently been restored to its former glory. However it has to be said that this sunny promenade is very popular amongst the Genovese throughout the year. In the summer the bathing and sports areas are crowded with bathers and sporty types (swimming, football, volleyball and skating areas). It is also busy on Sundays in the spring when people try ice creams in one of the many open-air bars or go for healthy jog or zigzag around passers-by on their rollerblades. With good business sense, they also have bicycles available for hire. The promenade is also busy in the evenings. There are many restaurants and pizzerias, as well some well-known local night-spots and discos.

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Corso Italia General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Linee autobus 15, 31
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