It is a long walk of a couple of hours towards the Levante genovese that can start at Caricamento. You leave Palazzo San Giorgio behind you and walk eastwards onto Corso Aurelio Saffi, Genoa's coastal road, which offers a view to the left of the medieval Campo Pisano palace and the magnificent Carignano hill and to the right of the ship repair area with its tall coloured cranes, ships in the dockyard and the wide bay of the Duca degli Abruzzi marina with the headquarters of the oldest Italian Yacht Club. At the end of the street is the Fiera di Genova (Genoa Fairgrounds), which hosts the International Boat Show every year. Corso Italia, Genoa's seafront promenade, begins here.
Built between the two wars and renovated in the 1990s, it is frequented by people walking, cycling and skating at all hours of the day. On the upstream side you can admire the splendid villas and palaces of Albaro and on the sea side the Portofino mountain in the distance.
Corso Italia leads to the city's most important bathing establishments. Along the promenade we first come across the Abbey of San Giuliano, evidence of the ancient urban fabric of the coast, and then the church of Sant'Antonio da Padova, high above the famous fishing village of Boccadasse. A jewel of Genoa. Much loved by the Genoese is its little beach, its gozzi, and the houses with their typical Ligurian colours.