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Castello d'Albertis

Address: Corso Dogali 18, 16136 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2723820
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Ranked #21 of 146 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Brisbane, Australia
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375 reviews 375 reviews
232 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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
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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168 reviews 168 reviews
35 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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65 helpful votes 65 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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114 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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321 attraction reviews
610 helpful votes 610 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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