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Best places to visit in Liguria: day trips from Genoa

Sea, mountains, villages and good food: Liguria lacks almost nothing. Genoa is a great starting point for exploring the region: many trains connect it with all the most beautiful seaside villages every day.


Hotel Astoria is located just a few minutes away from Genova Brignole station, from which numerous trains leave every hour for the eastern and western Riviera. The ideal solution if you also want to explore not only the city, but also the Ligurian coastal destinations.


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Let's find out the best places to visit in Liguria and day trips from Genoa.


Camogli


Camogli is one of the most famous and popular Ligurian villages, with its scenic seaside promenade, trendy clubs, wide beach and characteristic small port framed by colorful houses. An ideal starting point if you want to hike in the Portofino Promontory. You will also find boat connections to the small villages of Porto Pidocchio and San Fruttuoso, which can only be reached on foot or by sea.


How to get to Camogli. From the nearby Genoa Brignole station you will find 2 regional trains every hour leading to Camogli station.


Portofino


The iconic VIP destination is a must for anyone visiting Liguria. Known for its trendy stores and elegant clubs, it actually hides wonderful bays and coves with crystal clear water and scenic hiking trails. Don't miss a swim in Paraggi Bay, a walk to the lighthouse, and a visit to nearby Santa Margherita Ligure.


How to get to Portofino. From Genoa Brignole station you will find 2 regional trains every hour leading to Santa Margherita Ligure station. From here you can choose to walk along the Passeggiata dei Baci, or take the 782 line bus that takes you to Portofino in 8 minutes.



Portofino
Portofino


Sestri Levante


Known as the "city of two seas" because of its two scenic bays, the Bay of Fables and the Bay of Silence, Sestri Levante is one of the most beautiful and popular seaside towns in Liguria. Its small historic center is full of stores and restaurants, as is its waterfront.


How to get to Sestri Levante. From Genoa Brignole station you will find 2 regional trains every hour leading to Sestri Levante station. The historic center and bays are a 5-minute walk from the station.


Cinque Terre


Cinque Terre is a must-see destination when visiting Liguria. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso: these are the names of the iconic villages overlooking the sea. They can all be visited in just a day thanks to frequent train connections that make it easy to travel from one village to another.


How to get to Cinque Terre. From Genoa Brignole station you will find 2 trains every hour leading to Cinque Terre. To explore all the villages you can purchase the Cinque Terre Card, which allows you to use the train connections between the villages.


Arenzano


Moving to the western Riviera, just outside Genoa, you’ll find Arenzano, a seaside village characterized by a long shoreline and elegant villas. The seafront promenade allows several outlets onto the beautiful beach and is dotted with aperitif bars, ice cream parlors, and restaurants.

Not to be missed is a visit to the charming park of Villa Negrotto Cambiaso, the municipal headquarters. Inside you can walk along the path that crosses wide lawns, flower beds and ponds. It is also perfect for children, who will be able to observe various animal species up close, including peacocks, mallards and turtles.


How to get to Arenzano. From Genoa Brignole station you will find 2 trains every hour leading to Arenzano station.


Cervo


Cervo is a small medieval village, perched on a wonderful hill overlooking the sea and fenced by ancient walls. Its historic center still bears the signs of its thousand-year history. The relaxed atmosphere and quaint restaurants make it perfect for a relaxing day out.


How to get to Cervo. From Genoa Brignole station you find a train every hour that, with a change in Savona, leads to Diano station. From there you can take the bus to Cervo.


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