Parchi di Nervi
Parchi di Nervi
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Brun066
By Brun066
Illustrious example of the historic parks annexed to the suburban Genoa villas
5.0 of 5 bubblesMay 2022
I recently visited the Parchi di Nervi, for the second time many decades after the first one. The first time therefore they still didn't include the Villa Grimaldi Park. Today this compact green area has therefore further increased its attractiveness, already very high because it rises practically on the seashore, adjacent to the scenic Nervi cliffs, and is embellished with exotic plants, telling us (inter alia) about the mild climate in Nervi (average of the coldest month, i.e. January, 8 degrees Celsius). The three parts that can be distinguished into the Nervi Parks are the former gardens of three noble villas: from West to East, Villa Gropallo, Villa Serra and Villa Grimaldi. Today the parks are public, and the three villas to which they belonged are also intended for public exhibitions: they host respectively: the modern art museum called "Wolfsoniana", the GAM - Gallery of modern art, the "Frugone Collections". As for the parks, they mostly result as transformation of land cultivated in the past by olive and citrus trees (for citrus fruits Nervi, together with Genoa city, Sanremo and Mentone, was the most famous site in the Ligurian Riviera until the eighteenth century). Having become ornamental gardens, they host, in addition to the usual Mediterranean plants, tropical or otherwise remarkable trees, such as specimens of araucaria (Araucaria Bidwilli), dwarf palm (Chamaerops humilis), various other palms (many species of the genus Phoenix), camphor ((Cinnamomum camphora), "false camphor" (Laurus glandulifera). Then, a remarkable collection of succulent plants, one of cicas (Cicas revoluta) and a very rich rose garden. My recent visit took place within the framework of the “Floralia” exhibition; therefore it wasn't always easy to distinguish between the temporary insertions and the permanent plants of the Parks. But paying attention I was able to succeed, having spent the whole day in the Parks, and having also taken advantage of a guided tour.

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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I recently visited the Parchi di Nervi, for the second time many decades after the first one. The first time therefore they still didn't include the Villa Grimaldi Park. Today this compact green area has therefore further increased its attractiveness, already very high because it rises practically on the seashore, adjacent to the scenic Nervi cliffs, and is embellished with exotic plants, telling us (inter alia) about the mild climate in Nervi (average of the coldest month, i.e. January, 8 degrees Celsius).
The three parts that can be distinguished into the Nervi Parks are the former gardens of three noble villas: from West to East, Villa Gropallo, Villa Serra and Villa Grimaldi. Today the parks are public, and the three villas to which they belonged are also intended for public exhibitions: they host respectively: the modern art museum called "Wolfsoniana", the GAM - Gallery of modern art, the "Frugone Collections".
As for the parks, they mostly result as transformation of land cultivated in the past by olive and citrus trees (for citrus fruits Nervi, together with Genoa city, Sanremo and Mentone, was the most famous site in the Ligurian Riviera until the eighteenth century). Having become ornamental gardens, they host, in addition to the usual Mediterranean plants, tropical or otherwise remarkable trees, such as specimens of araucaria (Araucaria Bidwilli), dwarf palm (Chamaerops humilis), various other palms (many species of the genus Phoenix), camphor ((Cinnamomum camphora), "false camphor" (Laurus glandulifera). Then, a remarkable collection of succulent plants, one of cicas (Cicas revoluta) and a very rich rose garden.
My recent visit took place within the framework of the “Floralia” exhibition; therefore it wasn't always easy to distinguish between the temporary insertions and the permanent plants of the Parks. But paying attention I was able to succeed, having spent the whole day in the Parks, and having also taken advantage of a guided tour.
Written 14 May 2022
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drsusanc
San Francisco, CA110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We took the bus to Nervi to walk the Anna Garibaldi promenade, and so we stopped at the public gardens along the way. In May the rose gardens were abloomin riotous colors, and there were very few other people around (save for some schoolkids that were so excited to test their fledgling English skills on us). I'm sure that someone more into horniculture could give a more experienced critique, but for a total rose novice like me it was amazing.
Written 5 June 2019
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sarahnutmeg
San Juan Island, WA176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
Favorite times of year- December and April. It's busy, but not overly crowded. A gorgeous walk by the sea that's easily accessible by bus or train. You can buy gelato or focaccia just off the promenade- molto bene. I've had great luck snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, drinking, and people watching.
Written 10 November 2017
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AKW5457
Rogate, UK366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
This is a very pleasant park, easily reached by a walk up from the train station and with an easy entreaty to the "Anna Garibaldi Promenade".
The air up there was cool and clean/fresh, but the park itself needs some tidying up. It may just have been the end of season, as we were there early October, but it looked tired.
Written 25 October 2017
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Hydrogels
Birmingham, UK248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Business
A great, clean place to walk and relax. Easy to get to; regional trains from Genoa Brignole and Principe stop in Nervi and cost of one way ticket is Euro 1.60 for adults. Great place for those interested in botany.
Written 5 October 2017
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
The park is well maintained but has an old feeling about it. It is large enough to spend more than 1 hour lingering around. You have different views of the hills, the sea, the mountains and the palazzos.
Written 4 October 2017
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OandA-London
London, UK213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
This is a reasonably sized park - large enough for a leisurely stroll, small enough to see it all. There are many similar parks in the UK, but the key different is the choice of tree. While you may see some palm trees in Torquay in the UK, in this Nervi park this is the dominant species, giving the park an almost North African flavour, though more verdant due to the choice of grass. This is just the place to relax having walked along the length of the seafront Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi.
Written 14 September 2017
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Margaret G
Chicago, IL567 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
I'm only giving this three stars right now, because the views of the sea and the black rocks are stunning. Too bad it was so hot when we were there. But it was very nice in the shade to picnic with our sandwiches brought from Genoa. Make sure to bring lunch, as there are few spots to buy food.
FYI. There was a fierce wind a few months ago that took down a lot of the large old trees in the park and destroyed some infrastructure. They seem to be working to fix things, but it will take a while.
Written 28 June 2017
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Willie2000
Bern, Switzerland174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Nervi is a beautiful spot outside the bustle on Genoa. Make sure also to take the 2km laid out walk along the shore.
Written 4 March 2017
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Benjamin W
Genoa, Italy839 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
nice view but the park was small and dirty. There was garbage overflowing and clearly there was little maintenance being done there.
Written 22 November 2016
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