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Castello d'Albertis

Corso Dogali 18, 16136 Genoa, Italy
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montreal
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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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had a day to spend in Genoa and nearing the end of our time allowed wondering about the city we took the Ascensore Montegalletto-Castello D'Albertis (this is near the Christopher Columbus Momument) to this beautiful hillside castle. What a gem of a find. Captain Albertis had been a seaman who through his interest in archaeology, natural science, and the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Taking the ascensore up to this museum is a bit of history in itself. The carriage starts off on a track for 300 metres underground and then parks mitself in a lift shaft to be lifted upwards through about 25 stories. The museum contains pots and other artifacts from the Incas, the Chimu, the Ica from South America, and also... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

A beautiful castle,not very big but with very nice architecture,in a very good condition.A lot of interesting objects(weapons,musical instruments,jewels,clothes,pots,sailing instruments) collected by the captain in his travels.There are a few thematic rooms:a turkish room,a room arranged as a boat berth. Unfortunately,not all of the exhibition elements have english explanations. A very beautiful garden,with a nice view of the city and... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Great museum for adults and children, very nice garden outside. The room and the furniture inside the castle are outstanding.

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