Eastern Riviera, Genoa
Vernazzola is a little rocky beach in the district of Genova Sturla. It is probably not known at all to tourists, and not so easy to reach, but it's really a lovely place and not overcrowded like Nervi (and not as beautiful as Nervi, we must admit!).
It's a good place to get sunbath in summer, spring and autumn too when there's the sun shining, but unfortunately it is not allowed to swim in the sea since the water is polluted! :-((
Bocadasse at sunset is an interesting and romantic area just minutes from the center of Genoa. It's a great place to begin shaking off the jet lag, exploring the boardwalk and neighborhoods, absorbing the culture of the residents, and falling in love with Italy!
Chiavari, 30 km East of Genoa (towards La Spezia). Whether you enjoy the view, go fishing, hunt interesting creatures (like the one on the photo) or try to catch sight of the rich in the nearby Portofino - it's definitely recommendable as a holiday spot.
If you enjoy exploring a beautiful promenade, the area of Italy's Mediterranean within minutes (and hours) of Genoa has a world of nature for your discovery (and photographs:)