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Accessibility in central Genoa/Boccadasse

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Accessibility in central Genoa/Boccadasse

We plan to go to Genoa - mainly to visit Portofino - but want to have a wander round the city as it looks very interesting.

Our problem is that Bob has just had a knee replacement and although walking on the flat is ok with a few stops, hills are still a bit of an issue.

We are also looking to go to Boccadasse for a day.

Can someone tell us how accessible the above would be for us?

Thank you

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Imperia, Italy
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1. Re: Accessibility in central Genoa/Boccadasse

There are buses from various parts of Genoa to Boccadasse. This link …liguria.it/JourneyPlanner/bin/query.exe/en… is a journey planner which will give you times of buses from any street in Genoa …liguria.it/JourneyPlanner/bin/query.exe/en… - the most convenient bus is probably the 31 from outside Genova Brignole train station.

Genoa has a Genovapass from only €4.50 which gives you unlimited travel on Genoa buses, funiculars, Regional trains and the Metro within the Genoa city area, e.g. out as far as Genova Nervi train station on the eastern side - see https:/… for all ticket types.

Portofino is well outside Genoa. Get the train to Santa Margherita Ligure www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en , then bus https://www.atpesercizio.it/cartina2.php… or boat traghettiportofino.it/en/wp-content/uploads/…

Edited: 14 September 2017, 19:11
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2. Re: Accessibility in central Genoa/Boccadasse

We are 70 with wobbly knees but have found Genoa to be a really nice city to wander round.Hills,yes but there are funiculaires and lifts to take you to higher parts and well worth doing.

We stayed in the Albaro area last time and it was 10 minutes walk to the small Boccadasse beach.Great for

swimming.A flat walk though steps down to the small beach and steepish walking up the other side to take you around to towards Via dei Mille and Sturla.And walking the Corso Italia is all flat with lovely sea views and will take you to Boccadasee..

Lots of little restaurants in the small Boccadasse beach area and hotels in Albaro or Airbnb .And good bus service to the city if you want to stay in this area.

Also recommend Promenade Nervi .

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