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The Bigo (Il Bigo)

Address: Ponte Spinola | Porto Vecchio, Genoa, Italy (Righi)
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #86 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Ballets, Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Ballets, Landmarks
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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The view was pretty nice, wasn't too high to be nervous, but we were packed in tight and it was very hot. No A/C, no air circulation, I couldn't wait to get out. Not expensive and they do offer military and other discounts at the booth. The recording was in Italian only I believe, unless I was too hot to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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455 reviews 455 reviews
401 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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455 reviews 455 reviews
401 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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452 reviews 452 reviews
219 attraction reviews
933 helpful votes 933 helpful votes
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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