"I went for a walk through Nervi" Quinto al Mare by craic
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And thought I had found the quainter, grittier part of Nervi. But no - I had wandered into the next village.
The penny dropped the day we were meant to go to Portofino but the weather was crap so we just went for a stroll along the Passegiata Anita Garibaldi - and we found out it started - or ended, depending on your viewpoint - in the next village - which is Quinto al Mare.
This means five miles (from the centre of Genova) by the sea. This comes from Roman times when Romans swarmed over this neck of the woods.
The next village up used to be called Quarto al Mare - (four miles) but when Garibaldi sailed from there to Sicily to get the unification of Italy under way they changed the name to Quarto dei Mille. In honour of the (nearly) a thousand men who set off with him.
I had had a suspician in my mind since I was on the bus from Bogliasco to Genova and the woman sitting next to me said something like - I have to get out at Quinto.
I thought - this must be another village.
Here is a pretty little railway bridge and just out of shot - Canoes for Hire.
We got some postcards at one of those all purpose shops that sells jeans, and toys and cds, and postcards, on the seafront - and they were 10 cents cheaper than any others I have found.
- Pros:Very pretty.
- Cons:Hard to tell where Nervi stops and Quinto al Mare starts.
- In a nutshell:All part of greater Genova anyway.
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