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“A fast nice ride around Genoa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bigo (Il Bigo)

The Bigo (Il Bigo)
Ponte Spinola | Porto Vecchio, Genoa, Italy (Righi)
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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“A fast nice ride around Genoa”
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.

Visited October 2012
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“Pretty nice”
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.

Visited July 2012
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“SPLENDID VIEW”
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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“It barely takes you higher than the nearby buildings”
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 city, Hop onto one of the many funicular railways and be taken far higher and to far more impressive views.

Visited August 2011
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“Many More BETTER Views of the City....”
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 by the famous Genoese architect Renzo Piano to be a more tourist friendly area and to give the Genovese back their access to their long time love with the sea. The Bigo lift gives visitors a 360 panoramic view of the port area, but look at Genova; it’s a vertical city going from the sea to the mountains, there are fantastic views from many more exciting places then the unappealing cart of the Bigo. Skip it. If you want fantastic views try these; 1) nearly every visitor ends up on Via Garibaldi, just a 5 minute walk brings you to Piazza Portello, take the elevator (need ticket) to Castelletto and enjoy the views from Belvedere Montaldo. 2) At the opposite end of Via Garibaldi walk down Via Cariroli (several UNESCO buildings, great gelato, the oldest book store in Genova) to Largo Zecca and take the Funicolare Zecca/Righi to it’s last stop at Righi, high above Genova for amazing views (about a 12 minute ride, use a bus ticket). This view will knock your socks off !!! and during Spring/Summer/Fall a great place for lunch or a walk to one of the fortresses. 3) If you are near Stazione Principe, walk 5 minutes towards Via Balbi and take the ascensore Castello d'Albertis-Montegalletto elevator (first you go horizontally into the hill, then vertically up the hill!-see my review). When you get off, enter the free park of Castello d’Albertis (fantastic museum!) and enjoy the views! Throughout Genova there are many “ascenisore” and “funicolares” which will take you to beautiful views, much more interesting then the Bigo lift!

Visited June 2011
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