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Spianata Castelletto

Address: Belvedere Luigi Montaldo, Genoa, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 145 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

this is the best point of the Genova that you can watch the city. there are some cafes and reastaurants in there for rest. also there are some banks to just sit and watch. this is a good option when you need to breath and run away from crowdedness of city. you can buy a gelato,sit in the bank and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Coming into Genoa, and faced by tall pallazi, one sometimes forgets that this is a city built on the slopes of a considerable hill. The viewpoint from Castelletto gives one a wonderful panorama of the city, at a minimal - or even no if one has a 24-hr travel card - cost, since one requires a local transport ticket. The... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very interesting view from the top of Genova! A spectacular 360 surround that shows you how beautiful Genova is!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful views for free and a little effort if you take the stairs, otherwise you can take the public elevator for a very small fee. I liked the information viewing board which indicated where all the main buildings around town were. Very interesting.

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