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Boccadasse: a photo, a description (Boccadasse)

Boccadasse is one of the most popular tourist areas of Genoa, populated mainly by former sailors. It is located in the Eastern part of the city's main promenade - Corso Italia, a few steps from the narrow street of via Aurora. The debate about the origin of the name Boccadasse not cease to this day: one of the most common versions, the name comes from the characteristic shape of the local coast - boca d aze", which translated from the local dialect of the Italian language means "donkey's mouth".

Tourists love this old district of narrow beaches, picturesque Cape of Santa Chiara with built on it the castle in the medieval style (the castle itself was built in 1903) and covered with a cobblestone piers with small boats of local sailors. Of the attractions include the Church of Sant Antonio, which in the early 18th century was only a chapel. In 1787, the religious building was expanded and turned into a real Church, a hundred years later became a parish. In 1827 to the bell-tower. Inside, as in most Italian churches, you can see numerous works of art. Today it is the only Church in Genoa, dedicated to Saint Anthony the Saint of Padua. In addition, it is one of the few religious buildings that have survived to the present day after the creation of the Boulevard of Corso Italia. Behind the Church is a small square named after the poet Edoardo Firpo, which offers a wonderful panorama.

Little colorful houses, cozy Piazzetta - Neptune square, facing a quiet Bay, typical Italian streets with flowers in tubs and incredible views - all this creates the unique flavor of Boccadasse. The district today looks like it was a hundred or two hundred years ago. Many of its inhabitants - fishermen - continue to manage the family business. And at the same time, in Boccadasse, there are many small restaurants, ice cream shops and interesting art galleries.