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Genova (Italy)
Jac
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:23 PM
Joined: 13/11/2011
Posts: 5


hey! I have just started working on a boat in Genova, and wondered if anyone has been here before and had any advice (places to go etc...) as only been to the local town next to the Marina Genova and it looks like there isn't much going on. Thanks
luc
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 7:54 PM
Joined: 30/08/2008
Posts: 4


Hi, I suppose your boat is in Marina Genova Aeroporto (like mine), because the other marinas (Porto Antico, MoloVecchio) are in the very heart of the town.
So, in order to find something to do in Genoa you need... to go to Genoa! If you don't have a car or a bike, you can use the bus that regularly connects the Marina to the train or subway stations. In less than 30 minutes you'll be in the Porto Antico area, where you can find pubs, restaurants, cinemas, shops, people...

Captain Andy
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:27 PM
Joined: 17/09/2008
Posts: 93


You have now found out why Genova is the only city in Europe with a negative population growth ..... enjoy your stay!! LOL
gareth.griggs
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 5:28 PM
Joined: 02/12/2010
Posts: 25


im in aeroporto aswell, been here since sep. not a huge amount to do, join the gym! planning a trip to milan... how long will you be here
morskipas01
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 8:34 PM
Joined: 04/03/2010
Posts: 3


captain andy, genoa is best wintering place for cew

Captain Andy
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:10 AM
Joined: 17/09/2008
Posts: 93


everyone has a choice..... my entire crew of 22 voted against it and wanted to go to Barcelona! Tough choice really ....... 8)
Jac
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:01 PM
Joined: 13/11/2011
Posts: 5


Here till the boat decides to go to dry dock somewhere, probably till mid December. Had a look at the free Marina gym yesterday but its pretty basic, any other you can recommend?
gareth.griggs
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:19 PM
Joined: 02/12/2010
Posts: 25


there is a virgin active gym at the shopping centre by the movie theatres, its really good. been there for 3 months.
gatmow
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:44 PM
Joined: 28/08/2008
Posts: 14


Go skiing or snowboarding! There are a few of ski resorts within a few hours drive, and you can rent cars easily from the airport. Head up to Cervina or Limone Piemonte (sp?). Chamonix as well if you're keen, just head through the Mont Blanc tunnel. Genova isn't that bad!
AlltoSea
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:14 AM
Joined: 05/01/2010
Posts: 5


Hi all, Have to say I am surprised there are so many negative responses! I love Genova, the food is great the people are friendly when you compare to Rome or Milan! There are some great places to go out! The ice cream is awesome! I am quite jealous I'd prefer it there to anywhere on the French coast! Speak to the girls on the desk in the marina office they are really great! Oh and a good time to learn some more Italian! Enjoy
morskipas01
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 5:40 AM
Joined: 04/03/2010
Posts: 3


genoa is beautiful city with lot of history , nice restaurant, exellent gym, lot of bars and clubs. perfect for crew, and captain andy dont be lazy, just learn italian, and relax

Anonymous
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:01 AM
What about Izmet, Turkey? anyone have any info about it??
Fifi
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:30 PM
Joined: 12/05/2011
Posts: 12


So what bars in genoa are you guys all going to? Were all so bored here!
Fifi
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:32 PM
Joined: 12/05/2011
Posts: 12


Also, dont get the half blind taxi driver, its his area lol
morskipas01
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 5:08 PM
Joined: 04/03/2010
Posts: 3


just go up there in old city, lot of small bars, like grigva, moretti bar, and forgot all others but just go in night and you will find good places

SRS
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:49 AM
Joined: 18/09/2009
Posts: 2


Ciao a tutti, Italia is such an amazing country no matter where you are. Although Genoa is a large city, just get out and start walking and get to know the area and people that way. Although I have the advantage of speaking fluent Italian, I find that the locals will do their best to help out anyone. I'm feenin to winter there....
 
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