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Spianata Castelletto

Belvedere Luigi Montaldo, Genoa, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks

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Boulder, Colorado
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was born close to this place and so I have been there so many times...but any time I get there there is a magic feeling! If you are a foreigner visiting my hometown, you can get there very easily ( 5 minutes with an elavator from via Garibaldi) and enjoy the breathtaking view of Genoa from the top. Don't... More 

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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took trip advisors advise on this one,and made the walk to this viewing point ,it was well worth the effort because it was an amazing view and we got some really great pictures. We were due to join our cruise ship later in the day and we could see it from this point. Some went up in the lift... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good panoramic sights over the old and new port and the city. Access is by lift using the standard 100 minute transit ticket. The entrance is a little bit tricky to find, but for photographers it's a very good point

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