A cozy unpretentious little apartment with a great view over Genova and the sea. Simple and artsy.
One bed-room with a big double-bed, a studio with a pull-out sofa, kitchen, one bathroom, and a small living-room where you can have your meals enjoying the view on the city and sea. The bathroom is equipped with basin, bidet, wc, shower and washing machine.
The apartment has windows on all sides, so it’s very bright. The windows on the front face southwest and have a fabulous view over the city of Genova, the sea and the mountains of ponente. The second window of the studio faces the green hill southeast and the kitchen window has a nice view on the little colored houses of the neighborhood.
The access is on the backside of the house, through stairs from a little porch where I grow plants and flowers. On the frontside of the building I have a garden where I grow vegetables.
It’s a former rural building, now residential, furnished with a lot of fantasy and restored furniture. The floors have the original typical tiles in red/black/beige.
Very quiet, it’s the last building of the group of houses, so it’s not isolated but has a lot of privacy. It can be reached by foot through a small creuza (10 min from the main square of Apparizione).
As this is my home I rent when I'm away the house is fully equipped with bed linen and towels, kitchen dishes and cooking tools, books, art and photography volumes, CD's and DVD's. You will feel at home!
When I'm not in town my mother takes care of welcoming my guests, she speaks fluently English, German, Italian and Portuguese.
A great place if you want to stay away from crowds in a peaceful countryside atmosphere. Still you are near the city and can reach it in 20/30 min by car or public transport. It's a place for those who are not afraid to walk a bit, but you'll be rewarded by the fabulous views over the city and sea.
Note: My sweet little black cat lives in the house, he is very shy so probably he won't interact a lot, but if you're allergic or you don't like cats it's not the right place for you!TripAdvisor property ID 3181020...Read more
Country atmosphere on top of Genova Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Additional Location Information
The neighborhood is called Apparizione (Paisciôn in regional dialect, pron. “paisciun”). It's on the hills (203 m over see level) and part of the municipality of Genova, situated at the base of Monte Fasce, over Quarto dei Mille.
An autonomous municipality until 1926, when together with other 18 municipalities it was merged into the municipality of Genova.
It is part of the town council of IX Levante and has about 3000 inhabitants.
It lies on the left side of Valle Sturla and today it is essentialy a residential area, formerly it was rural and it's inhabitants used to grow olives and have farming and breeding activities, that in part persist today.
Situated along one of the muletracks that in ancient times connected the coast to the hills and beyond over the Monte Fasce (834 m o.s.l.). One of these trails is today a road (SP 67, built in the 60's) that runs along the ridge and takes to Uscio and Gattorna with fabulous views over the city, it's forts, the sea and the coastlines.
The name of the neighborhood comes from the ancient 'Costa di Parisone' (of uncertain origin but in historical documents from 1070), but popular tradition attributes it to an appearance of Virgin Mary in 1315.
The main square of Apparizione is called Piazza Luigi Pitto, there is a church and a butcher who sells very good meat and a lot of other specialties.
A little way down on the road at bus stop ‘Oratorio’ there is a tobacconist/bar who makes great snacks and ‘aperitivi’.
Arriving by car:
Apparizione is reached from Genova through the neighborhood Borgoratti, from there you turn right in Via G. Tanini, Via Monaco Simone, Via A. Olivieri. This road, the SP 67 of monte Fasce continues up to Monte Fasce, following the ridge of the hills unto Calcinara and hill Caprile, then down to Gattorna in Valfontanabuona, or to Recco, passing through Uscio. It’s a beautiful panoramic road.
The nearest highway exit is Genova Nervi on highway A12, about 8 km from here.
By public transport:
Apparizione ha regular bus service, lines (phone number hidden).
The nearest railway station is Genova Sturla, about 5 km from here, on the line Genova-La Spezia-Roma.
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