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Spianata Castelletto

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Address: Belvedere Luigi Montaldo, Genoa, Italy
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A vision of Genoa

The real name is Belvedere Montaldo though the Genovese simply call it Esplanade Castelletto, by the name of the district. Lovely square with sweeping views over the city and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The real name is Belvedere Montaldo though the Genovese simply call it Esplanade Castelletto, by the name of the district. Lovely square with sweeping views over the city and harbour, unique spot not to be missed. A few flights of steps from Via Garibaldi, or you can take the elevator from Liberty Square at the end of the street.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It offers a nice panorama of the city and the sea. There are couple of benches to seat and enjoy the view.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is what it is, a high point above the city that gives a view above the city. You need a lift or a long climb to reach it.

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Sunset is the right time to improve your love for Genova especially if you lick a fantastic local icecream

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you happen to be in Genova for a short stay, Spianata Castelletto is a must see! Reachable on foot, by bus or lift (most ancient in town!), Spianata offers one of the best panoramas to the city, the port and the sea, of course. There are only few benches to seat, but a quick glance is still worth, especially... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Worth a visit. Great views. But hey it is Genoa it is beautiful from any point in town. Thanks to reviews we ensured we get up before the goes on "siesta". 0.90 euro per person fee for funicular. We walked down on a very quiet street.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Enjoy 180 degrees view of Genova city. Nice place to sit, talk or be quiet. Directions: by car, by funicular (there are 2, but note they close around shortly after lunch time for 2 hours). If you missed this, be prepared to walk up the hill for about 30 minutes. Yes, we did.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

great way to get from one level to another, to access all of the old historic area below. Great view of the city- they bring tour ships here but you can see it for nothing but a ticket. Have a gelato at one of the shops around at the top in castelletto. Nice neighborhood,although lots of dogwalking.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Walking up to the Spianata Castelletto made having lunch there very worthwhile. We might have taken the lift up but gave up trying to work out exactly what ticket we needed to buy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is one of the best places in town to watch at the sunset. Take the public lift to go up from piazza Portello, and once in Spianata castelleto don't miss a chocolate icecream at Guarino, they are not the nicest but the ice-cream is very good.

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