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Ferrovia Genova-Casella

Piazza Manin, 16137 Genoa, Italy
800 08 53 11
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Ranked #38 of 147 attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Genoa, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Genova-Casella railroad is currently under repairs and is not operational. The "repairs" were started in November 2013 and per the tourist office it's unknown when they will be completed and the train operational as of March 13, 2014. Be sure to check with the tourist office if you are planning an outing.

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Following the advice of another reviewer (AnnArborMHT Sept 24,2012, thanks for the great advice!)I rode this train to the Campi stop and then followed a series of hiking trails back to the city, so my train ride was actually relatively short. (In retrospect, I probably could have disembarked on my return trip, but in hiking late season, daylight was a... More

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herts, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The train wends its way through the high hills surrounding Genoa. The views are fantastic. Casella is not the most interesting destination, but the journey there is superb. We even saw Hawks cruising past the train. Use before some accountant works out how much it costs to run and shuts it down.

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you intend to take this trip be aware of a few important points. Firstly the railway station attendant is not clear on departure times and time given can mean time of a train arrival and not infact a train departing. Trains are absolutely covered in graffiti and there has been no attempt to maintain to their appearance either. If... More

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Studley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Fabulous. Views are phenomenal and when you arrive in casella there are plenty of cafes and restaurants (plus a lido which was heaving when we got there!). People were far more polite than we have thus far experienced in genova. This was a great adventure for us as this only features in the rough guide, is poorly signposted and no... More

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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you can find the time take a round trip on this charming little railway which is a fully operating service rather than a tourist attraction. The views are impressive and at the end of the line there is a pleasant little town with an outdoor lido for children and adults to enjoy. To find the town square follow the... More

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Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a small, pretty ancient train around the areas of Genoa. The train tracks have been lately renovated on this train so for those reading that the train is very loud, this problem is now mostly solved. This little train trip was great to really get an idea of what Genoa looked like and how it built out. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Leaving the bustle of the city to discover a new perspective. Fun! Spend some time sightseeing and sampling local agricultural products at the top.

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acle norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

my friend and i went to casella on the ferrovia mountain railway last week it is so atmospheric and their is a great bar next door for a drink and lovely focaccia.their is a . vintage carriage but we didnt get to go on that we did however pass it which was fun it was being used for corporate entertaining... More

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Genoa, Italy
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207 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have taken the train a few times since my review, and its always been fun, but the most recent ride was not very pleasant! The train made a loud high pitched squealing brake noise all the way to Casella! It was pretty intolerable! Views are magnificent, the city below is truly amazing and I enjoy the little town of... More

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