The Villa Doria campsite has a bathroom for the disabled, complete with shower, sink and toilet. However, the road from the campsite to the center of the Pegli district is not very practical because the shortcut has a "creuza" (typical Ligurian path, narrow and sloping with the presence of some long stairs from the low step). You can also go down using the car's road but is about 1.5 km long ... and on the way back uphill.
Is it possible to stop outside the campsite?
NO! There is no possibility to stop on the road outside the campsite.
The road must in fact be left free for transit. The camping gate does not open at night if not following previous agreements.
By what time should I check out?
The official check-out time is 12 noon, but just ask at reception and usually we find a parking lot outside the pitch for a few hours , without additional charges.
Is there a restaurant inside the campsite?
Not at the moment, but there is a minimarket and a bar where you can buy basic necessities and order fresh bread and croissants for the following morning.
As for lunch and dinner, in 600 meters you are in the heart of the Pegli district where there are many restaurants and bars.
If you prefer to stay at the campsite, you can always ask for help in ordering a pizza or something else with take away!
Can dogs be brought?
YES! Dogs are welcome and are free guests.
Of course they must know how to behave as well as other guests and must be kept on a leash.
The campsite is located in a wooded area, surrounded by mountains where you can take nice walks with your pets.
WARNING: if you want your dog to travel on public transport, remember to have your leash and muzzle with you.
How do I reach the center of Genoa by public transport?
Let us show you the beauty of Genoa. Ask for a city map and we will be happy to help you to plan the day.
Buy the integrated bus-train ticket at the Camping reception as it is not always easy to find it in Pegli. For families we suggest the fantastic 9 euro ticket, valid for up to 4 people. The ticket must be stamped only once and from that moment it is enough to keep it in your pocket and you can use it for buses, local trains, the metro, public elevators and funiculars for 24 hours. If your first vehicle is the train, remember to stamp the ticket in the ticket machines at the station.
We suggest that you already organize yourself at home for the schedules so you don't waste time on vacation (Trenitalia site, regional train Genoa Pegli - Genoa Piazza Principe). We are always available to help you.
From the campsite the train station is about 600 meters (not even 10 minutes downhill).
Route: exiting the campsite and arriving on the main road (via Vespucci) you will find a little street on the left (a creuza, a typical Genoese lane).
Going down you can see the small lake of Galeazzo Alessi (mid-sixteenth century).
Continuing straight ahead you will see on your right a lookout tower from 1591 and immediately afterwards you will come out of the main entrance of Villa Doria (the Villa also houses the Naval Museum which for years has been connected with the Galata Museo del Mare near the Aquarium ).Cross Piazza Bonavino and, after Via Pavia, you will find Pegli station on the left. Trains to the center pass on track 2 which is on the other side of the walkway above the tracks.
Remember to stamp the ticket before boarding the train. Normally in 20 minutes you should arrive at Principe (usually the fourth stop from Pegli) and from there in 2 steps go to the historic center and to the Aquarium.
If for some reason there was not the right train, from Pegli station it is enough to get off another 100 meters on the Lungomare and take the bus no. 1 which ends in front of the Aquarium.
We suggest the train if possible because the bus makes many stops and, with the traffic that is usually there ... it takes a lifetime to arrive and is more crowded than the train.
However, if you spend the evening in the center, the last bus of 01.00 may be useful ....
For the return (uphill ...) it can be convenient, with the usual ticket, to use the 93 bus that from Via Pavia (above the station) reaches 100 meters from the campsite. The last of the day leaves at 8.20 pm after which the legs are on the shoulder, remembering that the shortcut of the park is closed and you have to do all of Via Vespucci uphill (or take a taxi).
When the weather conditions allow it, another beautiful option to reach the center of Genoa is the NAVEBUS (a motor ship) which, starting from Molo Archetti (on the Pegli seafront), in about 40 minutes, arrives at the Old Port, a few meters from the Aquarium and from the Galata Sea Museum. Tickets for the Navebus can be purchased directly on board.
Is it easy to reach the center of Genoa?
The Villa Doria campsite is located in Genoa, in the district of Pegli, so there are all public transport in the city to reach the center easily. You can reach the Old Port, where the Aquarium is located and many other beautiful attractions, the museums, the so-called caruggi and the beautiful buildings of the Rolli, using the regional train or the bus or the Navebus.
Is it possible to stay only for 1 night?
Yes! We often have people who stop even for just one night to rest in the nature's silence and in complete safety before continuing their journey to their final destination.