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The Bigo (Il Bigo)

Ponte Spinola | Porto Vecchio, Genoa, Italy (Righi)
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Ranked #79 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Ballets
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Bucharest, Romania
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432 reviews 432 reviews
385 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

For a small fee it offers a beautiful 360 degree view of Porto Antico and of a part of the old town from a 40m altitude.The trip doesn't takes too much,just about 15-20 minutes.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

It's placed in Genoa's harbor and easy to access. Few minutes elevation and tour of Genoa town and harbor. Even on a rainy cold day was beautiful and worthwhile. Don't miss it.

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Bucharest, Romania
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385 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

It offers a beautiful 360 degree view of Porto Antico and of a part of the old town from a 40m altitude.The trip doesn't takes too much,just about 15-20 minutes.

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Genoa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Bigo is an elevator that brings you up to the top of the Porto Antico and shows you a breathless view of the oldest part of the City of Genoa. Very nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

A very short, not very high panoramic view of the Old Port of Genoa. It's an interesting looking structure and I like that it has added a little variety to the old port (As well as helping retain a sense of the area's history) but its far better to look at than to get in. For Panoramic views of the... More

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Genoa, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Genova is nearly void of “tourist rip off sites” so just about anything that you find interesting on TA’s list of sites will be a good choice! But for me there are three sites to stay away from, including the Bigo lift (the other two are the Biosphere and Christopher Columbus’ house). In 1992 the entire port area was renovated... More

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burlingame
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

Went up in the Bigo on our last visit to Genoa. It is a replica of the device that was used many years ago to off-load cargo from the ships. The Bigo rotates as it goes up, allowing you to see the skyline of Genoa with the port and the towers in the mountains. The towers had cannons which would... More

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