Stepping into oncoming traffic at a Pedestrian crossing seems to be the only way to get across to the harbour - and most drivers wait for you to start moving and then stop... it's a matter of getting into the rythym!
Watch your step - there seems to be no rules on picking up after your pet...And the stray cats around Villa Durazzo leave a few unpleasantries to look out for too.
Please, please , please keep your valuables in a place where no one can reach them. And this means YOU (guys who think the front pocket of their shorts or jeans will work). Our friend had his wallet removed by gypsies as he entered the train in Santa Margherita Ligure and they were off the train before he realized what happened. These thieves are professionals and know how to distract people trying to get on and off trains with luggage, kids and what-not. A visit to the Italian Police to report a robbery could be considered a cultural experience (and the police were very accommodating and helpful) but it's never fun for the person who has been invaded.