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Castello d'Albertis

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Address: Corso Dogali 18, 16136 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2723820
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Captain D'Albertis... A Genoese seaman and traveler, built a castle as a monument to celebrate Genoa, Christopher Columbus and himself. the Columbian Hall, the Sundials Hall, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Captain D'Albertis... A Genoese seaman and traveler, built a castle as a monument to celebrate Genoa, Christopher Columbus and himself. the Columbian Hall, the Sundials Hall, the Turkish Sitting Room and the Nautical Cabin. Inspiring, a man constantly expanding and searching new horizons. Some incredible artifacts and very inspirational. One of the best museums in terms of information and layout.... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The castle is a great place to get lost in wonders, artefacts and ideas, with a beautiful terrazza overlooking the entire harbour of Genoa. Located at 15-minute walking distance from Genoa central station, it offers a rewarding, palm-shaded view after climbing up the hill of Montegalletto. It hosts temporary, well thought out exhibitions that make it worth to come back... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Castello d'Albertis is an amazing place to visit, if only for the views alone. But there is much more to see and well worth the visit. It houses the Museum of World Cultures and as such has some great displays.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Amazing view, nicely done. This man traveled the world and brought back so many things. It was off season so we were all alone to enjoy it.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum contains pieces from the numerous trips done by Captain D'Albertis especially coming from south america. You can reach it by an elevator (Montegalletto elevator) near Principe train station. You can buy a ticket only for the elevator or use a bus ticket (1,5 euro for 100 minute)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The trek to the castle was an experience in itself, an amazing invention of a train that travelled horizontal then lifted you up to the top, a little terrifying but also exciting, beautiful castle on the top of the hill filled with historical artefacts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You have to use the train/lift, it's an experience in itself. The castle is interesting and has lots of artefacts from a Genoese explorer. Thoroughly enjoyed at, the views are great too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit (and a good opportunity to use the lift from near the train station to go under ground through the hill to get there). The castle is now a museum which is ok. Views outside in the gardens and from some of the balconies are nice.

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Petersfield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As others have mentioned, this attraction starts with the ascencore (lift) which is a short walk from the central railway station in Genoa. it firstly goes sideways for about 1/4 mile before moving upwards - completely automated and almost an attraction in its own right! Albertis Castle is almost opposite the exit from the lift an affords excellent view across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It may be that William Randolph Hearst was inspired by the decor of Castello d'Albertis for parts of Hearst Castle's decor. This is much smaller, but much faster and easier to get through which made it easier to appreciate. Besides the decor and interesting architectural features of a small castle, the castle houses a museum of some beautiful artifacts that... More 

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