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“Very impressive view on the old town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spianata Castelletto

Spianata Castelletto
Belvedere Luigi Montaldo, Genoa, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Genoa, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very impressive view on the old town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Gives the birdeye view over the medieval core of the city

Visited October 2011
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“fab views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Take the Ascensore up for under a euro (do NOT forget to stamp the ticket as you will be fined if caught unstamped). Go to the top, pray for decent weather so that you can see the whole of Genoa spread out below you. Impressive

Visited May 2012
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“Nice View-Genova has Several!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Genova is a vertical city with splendid views throughout the city, so I don’t think of Spianata Castelletto as a tourist attraction although it is a beautiful view. For those not familiar with Genova, Castelletto is the name of the neighborhood where this view is located. The actual panoramic view is called Belvedere Luigi Montaldo.

Most tourists will visit the pedestrian street, Via Garibaldi, so while there it’s easy to visit Spianata Castelletto and see Via Garibaldi and beyond from above. At the beginning of Via Garibaldi at Piazza Fontane Marose, cross the busy traffic street (Galleria Garibaldi) to Piazza del Portello and enter the long corridor to the elevator. You need a ticket, either a bus or elevator ticket and use the yellow machine to stamp it. Periodically the police have asked me to produce a ticket when using the elevator, but they are pretty soft on non Italian speaking tourists, but I don’t recommend it. The bus ticket is good for 110 minutes from when it’s stamped. Exit the top of the elevator and you are at Spianata Castelletto or Belvedere. If you would prefer to climb steps, exit Via Garibaldi (the opposite end) by Palazzo Bianco and on your right are the steps leading up to Spianata Castelletto. If you really want a good view, try continuing down Via Cairoli, from Piazza della Meridiana to Largo Zecca and take the Funicolare Zecca/Righi to the top to the small village of Righi…now that’s a view, all for the price of a bus ticket!

Visited December 2011
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