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Castello d'Albertis

Address: Corso Dogali 18, 16136 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2723820
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Ranked #22 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Cultural
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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

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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34 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
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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602 helpful votes 602 helpful votes
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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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