Unexpected Nervi: Mediterranean nature and the Wolfsoniana


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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
A visit od Nervi involves walking on uneven ground and climbing some stairs.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (advanced), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (conversational)

Discovery of localities cherished by locals

Nervi is Genoa's easternmost neighborhood. A romantically beautiful seaside village, Nervi was a popular destination for early 20th century north Europeans and Russian intellectuals and revolutionaries who cherished it because of its balmy climate.
Nervi's highlight is the Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi: an enchanting 1. 5 mile seaside promenade steeped in the scent of brine and tamarisk. We will stroll along the passeggiata to enjoy the superb view on our way to the Parchi di Nervi: the largest seaside urban park in the whole Mediterranean region, where we will admire the elegant villas and the luscious vegetation. The English style gardens will lead us to the most interesting "Wolfsoniana" museum: the collection donated to the city of Genoa by Mitchell Wolfson Jr. , founder of the Wofsonian Museum of Miami Beach. The collection features Italian visual arts and furniture from 1885 to 1945. Our visit will end in the elegant Villa Serra, where we will admire a selection of works from its Museum of Modern Art.


The cliff-side promenade Anita Garibaldi,
the Parks of Nervi,
the Wolfsoniana Museun and a few works in the Modern Art Museum.
Depending on the means of transportation and the starting time you will choose we may visit these venues in a different order

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you in the lobby of your hotel or at the pier if you are cruising.

End location: I will accompany you back to your hotel or to the pier

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Tour duration may change due to traffic or weather conditions


We will be able to reach Nervi by train or public bus, with a very small expence. If you wish, we can go by taxi or we can hire a car with driver.

What’s Included

The visit of Nervi by a licensed local guide of Genoa.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - For the train ticket, entrance to the Museums and a "gelato" or a cup of coffee. You may need more if you decide to go to Nervi by taxi, depending on the number of participants.

What’s Extra

The entrance to the Museums: € 8.00 pp
Trasportation: train ticket or taxi drive


I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not a licensed hiking guide.

A Recent Review of this tour

I chose this tour to have someone take us to a more out of the way place, away from the downtown area, and we were not disappointed! The walks overlooking the sea are stunning, as are the rough cliffs below. We would have gone further but for the heat, so Michela took us to two very lovely small museums, the Wolfsonian Design museum and the Nervi Museum of Modern (19th century) Art, housed in a beautiful 19th century mansion. Michela was informative and thoughtful of our needs throughout. A great guide!
Margaret Goldstein

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