Ne manquez pas l'excursion d'une journée de Gênes à la Boccadasse

While I was taking my Guided Tour in Genova and exploring all the attractions in Genova, I asked my guide what is something which I should do more so that I will fall in love with Genova.

I had already completed my three days in La Spezia and was nearing to my completion of my Italian Riviera Itinerary.

She suggested me to just take a bus and visit the Boccadasse Region of Genova which is around 38 minutes by public transport from Genova city center and the rest is history.

I this post I will help you get started to planning your Day Trip from Genova to Baccadasse and why you should not miss the Day Trip from Genova.

Where is Boccadasse?

day Trip from Genova to Boccadasse
day Trip from Genova to Boccadasse

Located along the picturesque Italian Riviera, a stone’s throw from the bustling city of Genoa, lies a hidden gem often overlooked by tourists, Baccadasse.

This charming seaside village offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, along with great beaches, rich history, and vibrant local culture.

How to reach Boccadasse from Genova?

Transport public

Le best or cheapest way to reach Boccadasse if you already have a public transport pass is by Bus or Train. It will cost you around 2 Euro ( in 2024) and you can reach the Boccadasse stop in less than 30 minutes if you are lucky.

Conseil rapide: You can not buy bus ticket in the Buses in Genova so you will have to download the AMT Genova application on your phone to buy the tickets from phone if not from vending machine.

Reaching to Boccadasse by Renting a Car

If you are planning to rent a car in Genova or If you already have a rented car in Genova then you can also drive to Boccadasse which is going to take around 13 or 15 minutes max.

I would personally recommend you to take the Corso Italia route to Genova because you will get see some stunning views during the route compared to the city routes.

Where to Stay in Boccadasse?

I stayed in Genova because I wanted to explore more around Genova and then since it was pretty easy to to travel to Boccadasse from Genova I skipped my stay here in Boccadasse and I would personally recommend you to try the same thing.

You can make use of the map above to Book your stay in Genova. I personally stayed next to the Galata Maritime Museum which was closed to the Piazza Principe Train Station of Genova and I could walk easily to the city center and the old town of Genova.

Boccadasse Beach Walking Tour

When is the best time to visit Boccadasse?

Peak tourism is from June through August, when the weather is at its best and the beaches are busy. For a quieter experience, we recommend visiting during the shoulder season in spring (April to May) or fall (September to October).

What to do in Boccadasse?

So let me be very clear about the Italian Riviera and the villages which you will be exploring during your complete Italian Riviera Itinerary.

You are not going to watch some crazy big attractions which you can name, it is mostly about the beauty of the villages and getting lost in the alleys and enjoying the view of the ocean.

Spend some time Relaxing on the Beach

One of the highlights of Boccadasse is its hidden pebble beach, a perfect spot to unwind and soak up the Mediterranean sun.

Find a secluded corner to enjoy the peaceful ambiance and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Ligurian Sea.

Let the gentle waves lull you into a state of pure relaxation as you bask in the beauty of your surroundings.

Get a Souvenirs

While I was walking around in Genova I could find some Fridge magnets and souvnier about Boccadasse there as well but if you are already here then why not get something on the go.

Support small businesses in Boccadasse by shopping local and taking home a piece of this coastal paradise with you.

Get a Gelato and walk on the streets of Boccadasse

No visit to Boccadasse is complete without indulging in a creamy gelato or savoring a traditional Italian aperitivo in one of the charming cafes.

Join the locals in the bustling village square as you relish in the vibrant social atmosphere and savor every moment of your culinary experience.

Treat yourself to a taste of the sweet life in Boccadasse.

Evening in Boccadasse

As the sun begins to set over the sea, soak in the tranquil beauty of Boccadasse during the evening hours. Choose from a variety of dinner options offering authentic Ligurian cuisine, from fresh seafood dishes to hearty pasta creations.

Enjoy a leisurely evening in the village before bidding farewell to this seaside haven and returning to Genova.


What a magical day it has been exploring the blissful beauty of Boccadasse on our day trip from Genova! I hope this virtual tour has inspired you to visit this charming fishing village and experience its unique charm for yourself. Remember, adventure awaits just a short journey away. Until next time, happy travels!

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