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Ferrovia Genova-Casella

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Address: Piazza Manin, 16137, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 800 08 53 11
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Gives a real perspective of the city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2013
Milan, Italy
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English first
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Really sad we travelled all the way up to ft to the station and find out it was closed! The website is all in Italian and I couldn't convert this to English, needless to say I don't think it suggested it was closed. Apparently they are doing repairs. I can only imagine this would be a lovely trip if given... More 

3 Thank Catherine P
Genoa, Italy
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559 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love hiking in the hills above Genova and one of the best ways to get close to Ft. Diamonte is to take the Casella train there. So I remain very disappointed that this means of transportation for locals and a great tourist attraction is still closed. If you are interested in going, be sure to check at the tourist... More 

4 Thank AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy
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559 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,107 helpful votes
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.

11 Thank AnnArborMHT
Vancouver, BC
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129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Cannuckk
herts, UK
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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.

4 Thank robprior
Cairns, Australia
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103 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

5 Thank steve m
Studley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank missbad92
Keith, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Escrit
Milan, Italy
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

7 Thank MarlenaTeresa
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank legarcondelaplage

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