Nervi Travel Guide

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Nervi Things to Do

  • Passeggiata "Anita Garibaldi"

    Passeggiata "Anita Garibaldi" is the name of the walkway along the ocean cliffs in Nervi. From the trainstation that walkway is about 2km long and it is offering some great views of the landscape, you will see some medieval towers and lots of tiny places to take a sunbath or swim in the sea, BUT unfortunately swimming is forbidden due to the...

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  • Roseto Villa Grimaldi

    Roseto Villa Grimaldi / Rosary Villa Grimaldi is the most important tourist-attraction of Nervi in my personal opinion. This great park is certainly worth a visit, when you search for a nice and quiet place with great palmtrees and lovely roses. Unfortunately in March it was too early in the year to see any blooming roses, but there are as well...

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  • great villas

    In Nervi you will fine some great villas like thze ones in my photos. Nervi is just about 7km east of the towncentre of Genua, the village is situated about 25 meters above sealevel and has about 10.000 inhabitants. The best way to get to Nervi is the train that will take you to the centre of the village and right below the station some of the...

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  • Torre Gropallo

    This impressive tower is called Torre Gropallo and it is dating back to the year 1872. Torre Gropallo is connected by a bridge over the Passeggiata "Anita Garibaldi" with a park on the other side of the path and pedestrians are walking under that bridge. Next to the tower there will be a platform for a great lookout over the coastline. Along the...

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  • Torre Gropallo

    This impressive tower is called Torre Gropallo and it is dating back to the year 1872. Torre Gropallo is connected by a bridge over the Passeggiata "Anita Garibaldi" with a park on the other side of the path and pedestrians are walking under that bridge. Next to the tower there will be a platform for a great lookout over the coastline. Along the...

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  • Roseto Villa Grimaldi

    Roseto Villa Grimaldi / Rosary Villa Grimaldi is the most important tourist-attraction of Nervi in my personal opinion. This great park is certainly worth a visit, when you search for a nice and quiet place with great palmtrees and lovely roses. Unfortunately in March it was too early in the year to see any blooming roses, but there are as well...

    more
  • Passeggiata "Anita Garibaldi"

    Passeggiata "Anita Garibaldi" is the name of the walkway along the ocean cliffs in Nervi. From the trainstation that walkway is about 2km long and it is offering some great views of the landscape, you will see some medieval towers and lots of tiny places to take a sunbath or swim in the sea, BUT unfortunately swimming is forbidden due to the...

    more
  • great villas

    In Nervi you will fine some great villas like thze ones in my photos. Nervi is just about 7km east of the towncentre of Genua, the village is situated about 25 meters above sealevel and has about 10.000 inhabitants. The best way to get to Nervi is the train that will take you to the centre of the village and right below the station some of the...

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  • Park in Nervi

    This park has created a habitat for the typical plant life of the Riviera such as pine, ilex and palm trees but you can also find rare exotic trees. Within the park of Villa Serra there is the Gallery of Modern Art where you can admire a vast range of Ligurian art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Well represented are the works of Barabino.

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  • The most fun you can have in Nervi

    Go to the big parco which stretches from the railway station nearly to Bogliasco and includes two villas which are museums.Sit quietly and watch as every nonna in Nervi brings a kid with a plastic bag full of nuts and watch the bandit squirrels appear and catch the hazel nuts on the rebound.It is as funny as a fight as they crouch with their bounty...

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    and if it's not roses time, you can relax in the park or try to catch, with your camera I mean, the lively squirrels in it...in this pic a small palm of the park...

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  • roses...

    the roseto is to see only pay attention that you are in the right period of the year for the blooming of roses ;-)...and if you are asking why on hell I took a pic of this faded rose, it's because I owe it a kindness...

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Nervi Restaurants

  • Ristaurante Creperie Thermopolium

    Ristaurante Creperie Thermopolium is a nice restaurant situated directely on the small beach-boulevard of Nervi. The best about it is the fact that your tables are directely at the sea and you might only be disturbed a bit by the pedestrians passing by in a short distance, because all of the tables are standing on the narrow beach-boulevard. You...

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  • A nice restaurant on the Beach-boulevard

    Ristaurante Creperie Thermopolium is a nice restaurant situated directely on the small beach-boulevard of Nervi. The best about it is the fact that your tables are directely at the sea and you might only be disturbed a bit by the pedestrians passing by in a short distance, because all of the tables are standing on the narrow beach-boulevard.You...

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  • seasonal produce and a hip vibe...

    Started with a vegetable souffle, followed with black ink gnocci in a pomodoro sauce then freshly grilled squid. For dessert, pastry from Sciliy and a few glasses of grappa. 4 course meal, bottle of wine, 3 grappas and espresso - 48 E.Attractive setting - attractive crowd.

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Nervi Transportation

  • Train

    The train is the very best option to go to Nervi and all of the other villages along the coast of Liguria and the train also gets you to the centre of the village mostly. And there are lots of trains all day long from Genua to Nervi and onwards to the villages of 5terre and vice-versa. Trains are mostly the best option of transport in Italy...

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  • Take the train to Nervi

    The train is the very best option to go to Nervi and all of the other villages along the coast of Liguria and the train also gets you to the centre of the village mostly. And there are lots of trains all day long from Genua to Nervi and onwards to the villages of 5terre and vice-versa.Trains are mostly the best option of transport in Italy !Before...

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  • Free toilette on Nervi Station

    In my experience it is a bit unusual to have a free toilette on a railway station in Italy. And not a unisex one either. The mens has two squats and the ladies has one squat plus a wheelchair thingo. (Suppose that is unisex.)Golly those squats are hard work if you are not used to them. A friend suggested they should have a handle on the wall to...

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Nervi Shopping

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    A town that caters for locals and villa...

    by craic Written Dec 14, 2008

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    Nervi is a proper little town with a supermarket and a post office etc etc. BUT it also caters for the richer folk in their villas and has some very superior and expensive boutiques lining the main drag. Trissy and amazing bags, shoes, frocks etc. Incredible lingerie. Super expensive wisps! And it also has the workaday cafes and bars and tabacs and newsagents. To find clothes and underwear and shoes of the more ordinary sort, head off the main street. Or go into Genoa, just a short train ride away.

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Nervi Local Customs

  • when the bell rings...

    definitely a local custom: it sounded strange to me too when I read that the rose garden opens at 8, and this is normal, but it closes "when the bell rings" which is not a normal closing time... lol...

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  • cats...

    cats in Liguria can be considered a custom and for sure it's a custom for me to take them pics whenever I can...this one in particular is a very old lady which was taking a walk out of its garden or at least so said to me its guy... yes, don't you know that we belong to cats and not viceversa ;-)...

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Nervi Warnings and Dangers

  • No Swimming in the Sea

    The sea around Nervi looks great, BUT in fact most of the seawaters in the area of Genua and Liguria are polluted and swimming is also forbidden by law there in most places ! There are plenty of rocks that make it almost impossible to take a bath but nobody seems to care a lot and they have small places - like here on the pic in Nervi - where you...

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  • Roseto Villa Grimaldi

    There is something in Nervi that I have never seen that way before in any other place: The Roseto Villa Grimaldi is certainly one of the main attractions of the town, and when you enter it through its only public gate you will find a funny sign-post there at the door telling you that the Rosary will open its gate every day at 08.00 a.m. and the...

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  • Swimming in polluted waters

    The sea around Nervi looks great, BUT in fact most of the seawaters in the area of Genua and Liguria are polluted and swimming is also forbidden by law there in most places ! There are plenty of rocks that make it almost impossible to take a bath but nobody seems to care a lot and they have small places - like here on the pic in Nervi - where you...

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Nervi Off The Beaten Path

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    A nice way to spend time between trains...

    by NeeNaVal Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    Within a few minutes' walk of the Nervi train station, you'll discover the beautiful ocean promenade and pretty little park with views of gorgeous Italian villas...

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Nervi General

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    An easy day trip from Genoa

    by bonio Written Feb 26, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Peaceful after a few days in the city

    Fondest memory: Easy to relax by the sea, beautiful walk along via Anita Garibaldi, turn left from the station.

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