Not just Genoa: discover the surroundings of the city

Best Western Hotel Metropoli in the center of Genoa invites you to discover not only the beauties of the city, but also the ones of the hinterland and the ligurian coast where you willbe able to find hidden places and amazing landscapes.

At Hotel Metropoli, we want to give you some tips to enjoy your stay in Genoa!


Genoa-Casella railway: discover the hinterland with your family

The Genoa-Casella railway connects the Genoa Manin station to the Casella train station located in in the high Scrivia valley. The railway, about 25 km long, is the appropriate choice for an out-door trip with the whole family. The train crosses three Genoese valleys and follows a panoramic route of about an hour: fortresses, villages, forests, valleys. The landscape is various and spectacular. The path passes through different stations, where you can stop to check the information panels of each village, or choose one of the many proposed hikes.

Take your kids with you and discover new landscapes with the magical Genoa-Casella train!

Photo by Emanuela Meme Giudic… [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Portofino Park: trekking around Portofino, Camogli and San Fruttuoso

Around 30 km from Hotel Metropoli there are some of the most spectacular localities of the region, inside the Portofino Park. The Park, besides preserving the flora and fauna of the area, keeps clean more than 80 km of trails that connect the town of Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, San Fruttuoso, Camogli and many more.

If you love hiking or you simply want to make an historic and cultural walk, choose one of the many paths proposed. Among them you will find different options suitable for both experts and families.

Photo by randreu [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons



Durazzo-Pallavicini Villa: historical residence and garden

Durazzo-Pallavicini Villa is a magnificent residence in the Pegli district, around 25 minutes by car from the hotel, built inside one of the main historical gardens in Europe. The itinerary of the visit, around 3 km, is organized into three sections, each of them composed by four scenes characterized by lakes, rivers, falls, garden buildings, furnishings, rare plants, visual glimpses and "scenography deceptions", following the projects of Michele Canzio, scenographer of the Carlo felice Theater.

Photo by Maurizio Beatrici [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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