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Albaro, Genoa

Albaro is a residential area that is part of Greater Genoa and is located in the eastern part of the coast of the city.

Prior to 1874 Alvaro was an Autonomous municipality until, together with the neighboring municipalities were not included in the municipality of Genoa.

Originally a rural facility, but since the beginning of the sixteenth century - the place where he built a luxury residence and villas of rich people, and rested to know.

After joining Genoa Alvaro has become one of the most elegant residential areas of the city.

Albero among tourists famous for its beaches, long promenade, and historic buildings.

District Alvaro stretches just over 2 kilometres along the sea. A significant part of the district spreads inland. However, the majority of tourists visit the beaches and the famous promenade of Corso Italia.

The beaches and promenade Alvaro, Genoa

Alvaro beaches stretch along the entire district and represent equipped Bangui (beach clubs) with all necessary infrastructure for a comfortable beach holiday.

On the beaches: deck chairs and parasols (cost varies depending on the beach club and starts anywhere from 7-10 euros for a sunbed), bins, changing rooms, showers, playgrounds. Some Bangui has a cafe and pools, conduct fitness, dancing and other entertainment and sporting events. In the high beach season on the beaches, lifeguards on duty, equipped points in first aid.

On the large beaches of grey sand, pebbles of different sizes, the stones occur. On the East side of the area there are rocky and concrete parts of the coast.

Along most of the coast above the beach there is a street Corso Italia (Corso Italia), which is a promenade - the most famous and the only one near the center of the Genoa city waterfront, over which passes the road.

Built in the first decades of the twentieth century, the promenade and the road Corso Italia, has quickly become one of the main places for walks and recreation among locals and visitors alike.

Promenade Corso Italia connects the district Foce (Foce) with the seaside village of Boccadasse, is part of Alvaro. Read more about Corso Italia...

The fishermen's village of Boccadasse, Alvaro, Genoa

Boccadasse (Genova) is a small historic fishing village and one of the most charming and visited places of the Genoese coast.

Now Boccadasse is a picturesque place with a few narrow winding streets, colourful low rise buildings typical of Ligurian architecture, and a beach-Bay a couple of sights and panoramic views from the Cape of Santa Chiara. Read more about Boccadasse...

Attractions Alvaro, Genoa

Historical villas and mansions

The main attractions are Alvaro Villa - the former residence of the wealthy strata of the population, which began to build in the early 16th century aristocratic families of the Genoese ruling class.

The villas were designed by the best architects of those times. The construction of the villas continued during the following centuries, until the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Houses were built also in the first decades of the 20th century. They are attractive to those that reflect the architectural styles of the time: Gothic revival, art Nouveau and rationalist buildings.

Today, the renovated historic houses are elegant buildings, partially divided into apartments, while others are hotels, houses for private schools, clinics, nursing homes, etc.

Some villas can be seen walking along Corso Italia, toga others are in the depths of Albaro neighbourhood.

Fort San Giuliano

Fort San Giuliano (Forte San Giuliano) was built to protect the coast East of Genova from possible enemy landings or the marine bombing.

The Fort was erected between 1826 and 1836 years in a place where coastal battery, called the "Sopranos battery" (batteria Sopranis), has existed since 1745.

During the Second world war the Fort was used for some time as a prison for anti-fascists and partisans.

In the postwar period part of the Fort was dismantled, the other was still in a state of neglect. May 13, 1995 the Fort became the headquarters of the provincial command of the Carabinieri in Genoa.

Cabaret castle (castello Casaret)

The castle is a building of the 20th century, stylized small castle, gracefully towering over the Bay of Boccadasse.

Near the castle there is a terrace with panoramic views on the part of Boccadasse, coast district Sturla and sea water.

Address of the castle: Via Al Capo di Santa Chiara, 27.

Places of worship

In Alvaro, there are several churches, among which are:

- the Abbey of San Giuliano (Abbazia di San Giuliano), which is the ancient convent, founded in 1200 years of the Franciscan monks. The first official document that mentions the Church, dated 17 June 1282.

This is the only survivor of a small monastery complexes, once located along the coast of Alvaro or in the immediate vicinity and demolished during the construction of the Corso Italia. Due to the construction of Corso Italia, the Abbey suffered, although it was partially restored in the period from 1986 to early 2000 - ies.

The complex is currently in its appearance of the fifteenth century and consists of a monastery and Church. The style is Romanesque-Gothic.

The one-nave Church has a 16th century portal in black stone and a bell tower with a distinctive white and black stripes;

- Church of St. Anthony (chiesa di Sant'antonio di Padova), as well as the Abbey of San Giuliano, near the coast.

The parish Church of St. Anthony of Padua, was originally a simple chapel, built in the early seventeenth century by fishermen and locals.

In 1787 the chapel was expanded and turned into a full-fledged Church. In 1827, the belfry was built. After, in the period between 1880 to 1978, the Shrine has been renovated several times and expanded.

The Church has a single nave, the floor of polychrome marble and keeps within its walls a few works of art, among which are sculptures of Francesco Storace and Antonio Canepa. Several models of ships hanging on the walls as decorations.

Alvaro on the map

Where to stay in Alvaro near beaches and promenade

The 3-star hotel La Capannina with free Wi-Fi.

Rooms on the top floor feature a terrace with views of the Gulf of Genoa.

Guests have discounts at a partner Wellness and fitness centre with sauna and hot tub, located 400 metres from the hotel.

Room rates include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

The 3-star Rex hotel Residence offers rooms and apartments with Wi-Fi.

Rooms and apartments feature a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with shower. The apartment has a small kitchen with fridge. Link to the hotel booking

3-zvezdochki the hotel Il Giardino Di Albarolocated in the Villa of the early 20th century, decorated in the liberty style.

Room rates include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

Hotel style "bed and Breakfast" Albaro c rooms with flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms with a Hairdryer, free toiletries and a bidet.

In some room rates include Breakfast buffet. Link to the hotel booking

Apartments Sea Loft, located in a 19th-century building.

In apartment: free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, DVD player, kitchen with fridge, oven and stove, a living room with a Seating area and dining area, 1 bedroom and a bathroom with bidet and shower. The link apartments booking

All accommodation in Genoa, including in Albaro neighbourhood, you can view and book here booking

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