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Castello d'Albertis

Address: Corso Dogali 18, 16136 Genoa, Italy
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Ranked #21 of 139 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Cultural
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
32 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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106 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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322 attraction reviews
592 helpful votes 592 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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17 attraction reviews
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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Liverpool, England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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