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Castello d'Albertis

Corso Dogali 18, 16136 Genoa, Italy
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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Cool, California
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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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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Interesting building and small but pretty wooded area around the building. We couldn't go in as it was closed for a private function, but worth a visit just to walk around the grounds. The most fascinating part was taking the combined funicular/elevator from Via Balbi.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went to visit the castle on a Tuesday morning at 11.00 a.m. and when we showed up at the gate , they had just closed it ! We yelled at the doorman who had let a service truck get in to open us or tell us if there was another entrance ! The answer we got was : CHIUSO... More

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is one of the most superb museums I have had the pleasure to visit. ( The Funicular off via Balbi will take you to it's door) The installations are world class with each exhibit a marvel of the highest presentaion. An exotic collection of worldly travels by an extraordinary man. The Castle is a testament to an individual of... More

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Liverpool, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It would have been an impossibly steep climb from our hotel on Piazza Principe below, but there's the amazing Montegalletto funicular that goes over 200 yards horizontally then - it seems -even further vertically, and arrives across the road from this castle, with its commanding view of the whole port area. The museum isn't large but it contains an idiosyncratic... More

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acle norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

my friend and i went here in august it was so fab getting there is the start of super visit you go on the funicular railway high up amazing views when you get to the top. the castle is set in lovely grounds and is an exciting structure with all sundials on the outside which captain d,albertis famous for and... More

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The "castle" is full of relics that captain D'Albertis collected from around the world and other objects from all over the world (mainly musical instruments, ornaments, china and other tableware). The house has some very interesting rooms (a turkish Sitting room and a bedroom that looks like a ship cabin). Overall I think it is not to be missed espeiqlly... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Quite a ride! To get there you take the public funicular which travels first horizontally then vertically. The castle is right across the street. You need about 2-3 hours to see everything inside out, and you will not regret it. It's like having a trip back in time, almost allover the world. Dozens of things to see, brought from different... More

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