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Genoa, Boccadasse
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Boccadasse is an old mariners neighbourhood of the Italian city of Genoa; it lies at the eastern side of the Corso Italia stroll, the main sea front stroll of the city of Genoa, at the feet of Via Aurora, a typical ligurian narrow street ("creuza"). The origin of the name is uncertain, one of the more reliable hypothesis is that the name comes from the form of the bay on which Boccadasse lies, thus the name should be the shortening of the genoese for donkey's mouth boca d'aze.

Main attraction for the tourists, the village of Boccadasse is enclosed in a narrow bay, at the eastern side the cape of Santa Chiara with the castle (a new building in the style of medieval castles), on the western side the rocks, and in the middle the tiny cobblestones beach where the seamen's small boats rest.

Boccadasse is also a great look out point for the mount of Portofino.

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