• Orto botanico Corso Dogali (Università) - foto: Goggi - ©genovacittadigitale
    Botanical Garden Corso Dogali (University)

  • Orto Botanico Villa Durazzo
    Botanical Garden Clelia Durazzo Grimaldi

  • Bosco dei Frati Minori del Santuario di Nostra Signora del Monte - foto: BBruno
    Bosco dei Frati Minori del Santuario di Nostra Signora del Monte

  • Castello d'Albertis - Loggia Colombo Giovinetto
    The Park of Castello D'Albertis

  • Villa Duchessa di Galliera
    Villa Brignole Sale Duchessa di Galliera

  • Villa del Principe - Giardino del Satiro
    Garden of the Villa del Principe Doria

  • Villa Durazzo Bombrini ©www.percornigliano.it
    Villa Durazzo Bombrini

  • Villa Gruber De Mari
    Villa Gruber De Mari

  • Villa Imperiale Cattaneo
    Villa Imperiale Cattaneo

  • Villa Scassi - foto: BBbruno CC 4.0
    Villa Imperiale Scassi

  • Villa Rossi Martini
    Villa Rossi Martini

  • Parco dell'Acquasola
    Spianata dell’Acquasola

  • Villetta di Negro - entrata parco
    Villetta Di Negro

  • Giardino di Palazzo Reale
    Garden of Palazzo Reale

  • Villa Doria - laghetto - foto: Bbruno (CC 4.0)
    Villa Doria

  •  Park
    Parchi di Nervi

  • VIlla Durazzo Pallavicini - Tempio di Diana - foto: Anselmoorsi (CC 3.0)
    Villa Durazzo Pallavicini

Villas and parks

From the Mediterranean scrub to the beech woods: in Genoa, mild climate and position between the sea and the Apennines favor a rich and varied flora. In the city parks and gardens of historic villas, olive trees and vines coexist with flowers and aromatic herbs. The public parks of Genoa occupy 82,000 square meters. Wonderful villas with park to visit are found both in the city center, in the suburbs, from the Parks of Nervi to Villa Pallavicino in Pegli and Villa Duchessa di Galliera in Voltri.

For those who love exotic and rare plants, the University botanical garden, or " orto botanico di Genova" is also open to the public (http://www.ambog.org).

 Park

The district of Nervi is a nice and elegant fishermen villager, located a few kilometers far from the centre of Genoa. Beyond the typical...

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VIlla Durazzo Pallavicini - Tempio di Diana - foto: Anselmoorsi (CC 3.0)

Home to the Museum of Ligurian...

Villa Duchessa di Galliera

Built by the Brignole-Sale Marquises at the end of the 1600s, this villa is located in what can now be called the city's largest park, spread over about...

Villa del Principe - Giardino del Satiro

The Garden of the Villa del Principe, the Genoese residence that belonged to the famous Doria Pamphili family, is more than just a complement to the beauty...

Villetta di Negro - entrata parco

This panoramic, scenic, green oasis (2 hectares) is located in the heart of the city, where the bastion of Santa Caterina stood in the 16th century as an...

Castello d'Albertis - Loggia Colombo Giovinetto

A beautiful scenic park surrounds this fairy-tale, neo-Gothic Castle, built on the bastion of Montegalletto, perched over the horizon of the sea. ...

Villa Durazzo Bombrini ©www.percornigliano.it

Begun in 1752 for the Marquis di Gabiano, Giacomo Filippo Durazzo II, this villa is a superbly innovative example of 18th-century residential architecture....

Villa Scassi - foto: BBbruno CC 4.0

Built in the 16th century for the nobleman Vincenzo Imperiale, this villa is located in Sampierdarena, one of the cities' most densely populated...

Villa Rossi Martini

Villa Rossi Martini is a noble Genoese villa located in the neighbourhood of Sestri Ponente. More commonly known as Villa Rossi, it was commissioned by the...

Villa Imperiale Cattaneo

This magnificent park, with signs of its 16th-century layout still clearly visible, surrounds a villa built at the end of the 15th century for the nobleman...

Parco dell'Acquasola

Today's park stands on an area that was part of the city's ancient 14th-century walls. In the mid-16th century, Acquasola...

Pets allowed
Villa Gruber De Mari

This large Park (13,500 square metres) overlooking the Circonvallazione a Monte bypass is home to a neoclassical Villa, comprising the tower of the original...

Pets allowed
Bosco dei Frati Minori del Santuario di Nostra Signora del Monte - foto: BBruno

This extensive, cool wooded area is located on the heights of Genoa's lower Bisagno Valley, next to an ancient Marian Shrine (11th century). 

Orto Botanico Villa Durazzo

The Botanical Garden of Marchioness Durazzo is located within the beautiful Park of Villa Durazzo Pallavicini. It was created in 1794 by will of the...

Orto botanico Corso Dogali (Università) - foto: Goggi - ©genovacittadigitale

This Botanical Garden, located within the city's historic centre, boasts a surface area of about one hectare. The specimens housed in the Garden...

Villa Doria - laghetto - foto: Bbruno (CC 4.0)

Set against the backdrop of a park covering 115,000 square metres, this villa was built in the 16th century for the rich banker Centurione,...

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Giardino di Palazzo Reale

The garden surrounding Palazzo Reale is a marvelous terrace overlooking the Old Town and the harbor; its artificial octagonal lake stands out, surrounded by...

Villa Croce - foto: Maurizio Beatrici (CC 4.0)

The Park on the hill of Carignano overlooks the Circonvallazione a Monte bypass; the 19th-century Villa was built on the site of an earlier building and...