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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Bournemouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We didn't visit the castle because the lift (Balbi/Castello D'Albertis Montegalletto) was closed when we visited on 29 April. The gates were barred and there was a notice which suggested the work was major. So if you want to see this attraction you will have allocate more time to get there another way.

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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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