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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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A view from the Castle

Its a very pleasant combination of a walk up uphill ti the castle and then having a great view over the city and harbor, especially if the weather permits. Besides the castle also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Ulrik J
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Its a very pleasant combination of a walk up uphill ti the castle and then having a great view over the city and harbor, especially if the weather permits. Besides the castle also host a very interesting ethnographic museum, based on the founders travelling experience. The museum lay out is really nice and I liked the casing etc.

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Thank Ulrik J
Billericay, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We reached the castle from the western part of Genoa's historic old town by the Ascensore Montegalleto (lift system) from Piazza Acquaverde, (find it on the Genoa fold-out tourist map, square A4). The lift starts as a cabin in a tunnel, running almost horizontally for several hundred yards, then slots into position and transports you upwards vertically! Its a real... More 

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Thank AnnClarissa
Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Down a long, heavily graffitied but ornate tunnel, translate the complicated "how to get a ticket up" instructions, enter the large olde worlde wooden lift and up you go. Step out into another world, a town above the town with spectacular far reaching views across the town and harbour

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Victoria
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510 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was one of my favourite museums in Genova - but ironically it's the old form of museum that I loved rather than the contemporary part of the building. I love the rooms directed by the original owner and his 'traditional' collections of armoury and stuffed animals, beads and books. All rich in story telling.

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Thank WaterArt
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Captain D'Albertis... A Genoese seaman and traveler, built a castle as a monument to celebrate Genoa, Christopher Columbus and himself. the Columbian Hall, the Sundials Hall, the Turkish Sitting Room and the Nautical Cabin. Inspiring, a man constantly expanding and searching new horizons. Some incredible artifacts and very inspirational. One of the best museums in terms of information and layout.... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

The castle is a great place to get lost in wonders, artefacts and ideas, with a beautiful terrazza overlooking the entire harbour of Genoa. Located at 15-minute walking distance from Genoa central station, it offers a rewarding, palm-shaded view after climbing up the hill of Montegalletto. It hosts temporary, well thought out exhibitions that make it worth to come back... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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