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Where to see the sunset in Genoa: 5 tips for Valentine's Day

Are you planning your Valentine's Day in Genoa? Between charming alleys, clubs, monuments and exhibitions, the city lends itself perfectly to planning a romantic day.

The city is also full of beautiful views of the sea, perfect for admiring the colors of the sunset with your sweetheart.

Here are 5 tips on where to see the sunset in Genoa!


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Dove vedere il tramonto a Genova
Where to see the sunset in Genoa

The little beach of Boccadasse


The little beach of Boccadasse is an enchanting place for those seeking spectacular sunset views. This small fishing village, located a few minutes away from the city center, offers breathtaking views of the bay and the sea. The pebble beach and crystal clear water are the perfect setting for a relaxing stroll and watching the sunset hand in hand with your partner.

Then remember that there are numerous restaurants and bars around the beaches, where you can sip a drink while watching the sun go down.


How to get there: bus No. 31 leaves from Genoa Brignole station and takes you to Boccadasse passing along the sea.


Castelletto esplanade


Spianata Castelletto offers one of the most spectacular views of Genoa. This is due to its privileged position on the hill behind the center, overlooking the city's rooftops, the commercial port and the Lantern. Sunset is the perfect time to visit this place, with its warm colors lighting up the sky and reflecting on the sea. Imagine sitting on a bench, admiring the spectacle of nature. Spianata Castelletto is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax, surrounded by the beauty of the city.


How to get there: it can be reached in just 15 minutes by bus, always starting from the bus stop located near Genova Brignole station, or on foot from the elegant Via Garibaldi, taking upward Salita di San Francesco, right next to Palazzo della Meridiana.


Il tramonto sulla Lanterna di Genova
Sunset over the Lantern in Genoa

The Mirador of Palazzo Rosso


Palazzo Rosso is a historic building located in the heart of Genoa's Old Town. Today its interior is home to a museum, which houses some of the city's most beautiful works of art. Not only art, as visiting the museum gives you access to the Mirador: the rooftop terrace is the perfect place to take a break from the city and enjoy a breathtaking view, especially at sunset. Imagine admiring the sun slowly slipping behind the mountains, coloring the sky in warm, golden hues, surrounded by centuries of art history and architecture.


How to get there: Via Garibaldi can be reached on foot from the city center, or by subway or bus lines 18 and 35.


The Nervi Promenade


Have you ever visited the Nervi Promenade? This pedestrian street along the cliff is one of the most romantic and spectacular places in the city and, most importantly, is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Imagine walking along the coast, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea and the mountains in the distance, as the sun slowly slips behind the horizon. The perfect time to take breathtaking photos or simply relax and enjoy one of the city's most beautiful views.


How to get there: Nervi can be reached either by bus, via the N.15 and N.17 lines, or by train by getting off at Genoa Nervi station.


Il tramonto dal Porto Antico
Sunset from the Old Port

The Island of the Barges at the Old Port


The Island of the Barges is one of the most amazing places in Genoa's Porto Antico! a floating terrace also popular with the Genoese for a relaxing break and a spectacular view of the harbor. Its privileged location provides a unique view of old Genoa on one side and the harbor on the other. Perfect for those who then wish to dine at one of the many local eateries in the area.


How to get there: the Porto Antico can be easily reached either on foot or by subway, getting off at the San Giorgio stop.



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