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Welcome to downtown Genova!

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Nelly is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

The apartment is located in the very heart of Genova, around the corner from piazza Sarzano's metro station, three minutes' walk from piazza De Ferrari and the Porto Antico. The apartment is on the first floor and it's very luminous as it overlooks a little piazza. The area is dotted with coffee shops and great little restaurants, beautiful churches full of masterpieces, museums, typical markets and food shops, bars with inviting dehors where to sip an aperitif before dinner.
The apartment is composed of one bedroom with kingsize bed, living room with a sofa bed. The bathroom has a bath tub with shower. Note: If the sofa bed is used, it's better to close it in the morning to have more space to move around. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, gas stove top, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine. Many utensils and small appliances and pots and pans for those who like to cook. If you don't or don't have time, you can order one of the best pizza of the area at the pizzeria right downstairs or try farinata (Genova's specialty, made with garbanzo bean flour) or tasty vegetable tortas (also a few steps from the front door). A few steps in the other direction you can buy for breakfast or snack the best olive oil focaccia in Genova (it's addictive)!
There is no internet access in the apartment but many cafés and stores in the vicinity have free wi-fi. My favorite is Mentelocale in the palazzo Ducale. (There is also a wonderful/affordable buffet restaurant in the palazzo Ducale).
The apartment is conveniently located mid-way between the two main railway stations. Bus lines and two metro stations are close by. The airport is 15 minutes away (euros 6 with Volabus). It's easy to reach the best places of the Ligurian Riviera from Genova (Varazze, Camogli, Sestri Levante, Cinqueterre) as well as Piemonte's wine country. Note about car access and parking: there is no private parking. The apartment is in the center of the historical center so (limited) access to the area is reserved to residents. There are parking garages nearby (piazza Dante and piazza Carignano) but they are rather costly. An alternative is to park the car (for free) a bit more towards the periphery (a good option is near the Staglieno area) and then catch a bus to the center. The train is a more convenient way to travel to Genova (both stations are within walking distance and serviced by metro/bus).
Italian, French, English, Portuguese spoken.


Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 5PM - 9PM and check out out by 11AM


21 Reviews

Yanis User Profile
August 2018
The appartment was amanzingly located, in the heart of the beautiful streets of Genova. You'll find absolutely everything you nedd nearby (superb narrow streets, museums, restaurants, groceries, subway stations...). Ultimately, Nelly was such an incredible host ! She was highly a…
Isabel User Profile
August 2018
The apartment is located in a really unique place. There are tons of restaurants and cafes, most of them offering free WiFi. It’s was a nice vacay from my vacation, not having internet in the apartment. It gave me a real chance to live like a local and get lost in the city’s beau…
Nicolas User Profile
January 2018
Very nice apartment located in the very heart of Genova, a couple minutes away both from the main square (De Ferrari) and the Old Port. If you arrive by train is perfect considering that it has a Metro stop (Sant’ Agostino) a couple blocks away from the place. Nelly was always…
Sam User Profile
August 2017
Nelly was a great host, answering all questions about the trip very quickly, with plenty of good advice about nearby places to eat and visit. I stayed with a 7 year old, and we both had a great time. Check in and out: Nelly was very flexible for us, but I do advise to take note …
Lieke User Profile
August 2016
We had a great stay a Nelly's place. Perfect location and a very helpful host. Nelly was very communicative even though she was not in town herself. The fact that there was no internet was a little challenge ( (Hidden by Airbnb) /email), but it all worked out fine as there are ma…
Paolo User Profile
August 2016
It's a rather small, but very lovely apartment with a great location in the center of Genova. It's near many tourist attractions, nice bars and restaurants, but nevertheless in a rather quiet neighborhood. The beds were really comfortable and we especially liked the big kitchen. …
Matthew User Profile
July 2016
Located in a wonderful part of the old town, and close to both Piazza de Ferrari, and St. Agostino subway station this apartment is highly recommended, and great value for money. The only thing to bear in mind is that there isn't any air conditioning so if you're planning to sta…

Hosted by Nelly

Los Altos, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Nelly User Profile
260 Reviews
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Nelly is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hello, my name is Nelly. I've lived in Genova, Italy until 20 years ago and then I moved to Los Altos, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Genova I owned one of the most traditional food specialty stores: Torte e Farinata Antica Sciamadda. In the US I have been teachin…
Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Português
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