Im not the lover of resort places, that is why city like Genova wasn’t in first place of my bucket-list. But on weekend my best friend, obsessed with seasides, was visiting me in Torino and we decided to make a little one day trip.
The great thing about arriving at a destination early is the fact that you have almost the entire day ahead of you and streets are empty from tourists. We had 7 hours to see as much as possible. I was expecting only to have a walk in a long promenade Corso Italia ( about 3 km along the sea) and to have a sunbath on crowded beach. But my expectations changed after we went out from city center of Torino, by bus ( I definitely suggest to use Flixbus). Almost 3h long trip from Torino was full of breathtaking landscapes of mountains, forests, hills, beautiful roads.
First expectation of Genova was that I immediately saw the difference from what i had seen before. Super narrow and endless streets in city haunted me to feel like im in 17th century and plague is somewhere near! dirty… i thought. But of course i didn’t captured the mess. Also I had feeling of amazement how architecture withstand the ravages of time.
But it took only some minutes and city changed completely.
And of course the seaside. It was quite difficult to find a place where to lay on, because almost all beach was a property of hotels. But we found a place and we were the only ones who were swimming (for us, as a Baltic people, water was quite warm).
And again after we left a seaside in another direction, Genova surprised me again.