Stop Here: Boccadasse

April 12, 2013 by


Often overlooked in search of places like Portofino and Cinque Terre, this old Italian mariner’s town is a hidden gem along Genova’s coast. You don’t want to miss it.

Stroll east down the Corso Italia, a sea front, tile lined boardwalk that meanders along the Ligurian coast. On Sundays, the strip is lined with market stands and street vendors selling their homemade, Italian goods.

Around the last corner of the Corso Italia is the secret oasis: Boccadasse!

It sneaks up on you, nestled down below the city cliffs, but this colorful, welcoming city begs for a visit. Head down Via Aurora, a narrow street leading you straight to the cobblestone beach where the boats that aren’t at sea rest.

The assortment of sea glass on this small stretch of beach could fill all your pockets. The assortment of people, tourists intermingled among locals and fisherman, will make you feel like you’re a part of Italy. And the assortment of traditional foods will leave you’re belly filled to the top.

Stop by La Strambata Caffetteria for salad and a panini. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine at a table stationed among the boats. When you’re finished, stop at the crepe stand and try one of over 20 different flavors, or if gelato is what you’re craving, try Antica Gelateria for this famously Italian dessert.

Photo Source: Perrimoon

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  1. Ruby T. says:

    Oh my gosh, this sounds heavenly. I want to go to there!

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